Grown Men Wearing Braids

I wrote this article about a year ago on my personal blog and it was picked up by a larger site and eventually spread all over the net. So many people reposted it on their sites to the point where friends of mine were sending it to me totally unaware that I had written it. I have decided to repost it here after reading several comments made by sistas throughout the blogsphere concerning Polow Da Don and his hairstyle of choice. Below is the article as it appeared in 2006.

Okay, I know from jump this will be one of those topics that is sure to upset both Black men and women, but you all know what I think- So What!

Like most people, braids on men never bothered me before, but the older I got the more they disturbed me as I found many traits I disliked seemed to be found in men with braids, or as I like to say, men who wear their hair like little girls.

The first thing I have noticed is that grown men with braids tend to either not have jobs, or very low paying jobs where they can basically get away with looking any old kind of way. You’ll never find a man with braids in any professional type of environment as there is most likely a dress code to adhere to and a man with braids would automatically be breaking that code. Let’s face it, nobody is gonna hire a braid wearing, beads hanging from the end Brotha to help run their company… they just aren’t.

I also find men with braids are extremely looks conscious to the point where they won’t work jobs that require them to cut their hair. Their hair is a part of their overall look and they are not willing to give that up… not even for a pay hike. It seems a lot of Brothas also keep braids in their hair as a way of bucking the White man’s system that demands they look a certain way. Now I am not against that at all. But if you are gonna buck the White man’s system you had better have your own to back you up.

But what I find most unappealing about men with braids is that they seem incredibly immature and not quite ready to grow up. I have yet to meet a Man that wore braids in his hair. I have met plenty of Boys, but not one man. Some of those boys were over 30 but their mentality that was that of a teenager. Rather than caring about the things adults care about, they care about the things of teenagers: looking cool, dressing fly and being down. Believe me I know of what I speak. When my ex decided to dump his family and hit the clubs again, he immediately ran out and got braids. I know you all think I’m reaching here but I am not. There is a direct link between immature, unemployed, baby daddies and braids.

Don’t believe me… pay extra close attention to the men you come in contact with who have braids in their hair. Mark my words, they will have 90% of the traits I mentioned above and then some.

Read what others had to say when this was first posted-> here .

62 Comments

  1. Yes, I agree…

    And may I add, big diamond earrings, tatoos on your hand, face and neck, diamond teeth, gold teeth and an obsession with the latest baseball cap and expensive jeans and sneakers… Your marketability is limited by this!

    There are plenty of big boys/men who refuse to put on a suit, leave their gold at home or get a damn haircut. If you’re a young boy then that’s your business. But a grown man – I would hope your priorities would be a little different.

    But there is also something to be said about the women who choose to engage in relationships with these big boys or have children by them.

  2. I love this blog because you guys are fearless in what you post. It’s not just celebrity news but some great commentaries thrown in and that make you think. I noticed that the most hotly debated topics were those you wrote yourself. Keep it coming yall :brownsista:

    I know this topic will get our brothas especially heated cause you know they are living their braids.

  3. :iagree: A grown Azz Man wearing braids is not my taste, But i do see Proffesional Males with dreads in Manhattan running businesses etc…. So it all depends on what your preference is.

  4. Honnestly brown sista should stop be a celebrity blog and become a sistaz website where we adress real issues dont you think stephanie?

  5. wow, never really thought of this issue before, but now you mention it….

  6. I agree. Grown men with braids seem immature. Most of the ones I see look childish and unkept (i.e Jim Jones) usally wearing the latest saggy pant, tennis shoes, baseball cap combo. Now, I can say I have seen and know of a few porfessional men with dreds. However, they are well-kept as in frizz and funk free and no longer than sholder length.

    Love this site! Keep up the great conovos! :thumbsup:

  7. Sorry about the typos. Submitted without proofing. 😐

  8. I personally don’t like a man with braids, or perms, finger waves, long hair, long finger nails, nappy beards, gold teeth, or extreem tatoos…I like my man to look clean, neat with a nice low cut…However I do LOVE bald headed cleaned shaved men, I think bald is soooo sexxxy!….I don’t even like seeing little boys walking around with long braids and plats on their head…I think braids are o.k for toddler sized boys but when they get to school age boys need a hair cut, they need to wear their hair like young men are suppose to…I’m not knocking brothas with braids some men do look sexy with braids and braids look better on some men than others, but it’s just not my prefrence.

    And I do applaud Ludacris, Jermaine Dupree, Lil Bow Wow, Wycleff, Big Boi, & Andrea 3000 for letting the braids go because they look so much better with nice low hair cuts.

    :thumbsup:

  9. I completely agree about these traits, but I also want to add one other trait I’ve found to be true with grown men with braids.

    Most are on the down low or bi-sexual. So LADIES WATCH OUT!!! Just note, a man who puts too much attention/effort into his apperance, especially hair, has feminine traits and is generally on the down low. Mark my word. I know several of these brothers (and ALL have braids)

  10. Be carefull of “blanket statements.” I am a 35 year old black male who hasn’t had his hair braided since I was 5 years old. I can’t agree or disagree with your assesment, but I do find it interesting. I read some of the comments made after the 2006 article, and I saw that some of the brothers got really offended. One of them started talking about “lost African culture.” When have you ever seen an African male (from Africa…not an African American) with his hair braided? I never have. Isn’t it too hot in Africa for that sh#t…lol. But I think everybody’s situation is different…and as a man you do what needs to be done…but you have to also remeber all needs are not the same.

  11. :lol2: They take up our appointments and stylist! :brownsista: :noway:

  12. [quote comment=”10697″]:lol2: They take up our appointments and stylist! :brownsista: :noway:[/quote]

    :iagree:

    SASSYSEXYCHICK!

    THAT’S TOO FUNNY!!!

  13. Wow, a good man is a good man with or without braids. I personall rather a man without braids, but i recently met one with braids and he beholds a good job, no kids, his own apartment, and a very good relation with his family which i i know is more important than those braids on his head. So to each its own, but life is short so enjoy go in blind and u will be amazed what you can see.

  14. I like a clean and classy men without braid but when you have braids you have to take care of it or its going to look messy and i dont do a nasty smelly or creepy looking brother
    i’m not of those that believe in the way your hair looks determine your personality however if the hair on your head look nasty the hair down there is nasty as well and no no not for me :lol2:
    But like who ever said there is a lot to say about women that dates or have kids with those kind of men as a matter of fact you see a lot of beautiful BLACK women with men that have braids so that may make them think that the braids give em some kind of sex appeal and when people applause your flaws you dont see what is wrong with you and you dont change…
    Idk

    Big up to stef:yes bald is so sexy :iagree:

  15. Good point DARK SISTER,

    Men need to groom their hair “down there” too…I think having a nappy afro in your boxer shorts is gross as well.

    :thumbsup:

    ******************************
    And I agree with ONLY4MAL,

    When have you seen an Afican wearing braids?…That’s a very interesting concept that I never thought about.

    πŸ˜†

  16. stef:actually i’m from the ivory coast and no our men don’t braid over there they aint got time for that foolishness lool

    “having a nappy afro in your boxer”looooooooooooool looooooooooooooooool dang i’m dying in here looool HEY I HAVE AN AFRO but it aint crazy looking tho :lol2:

  17. Keyley and stef Lool I’M CRAKING UP yall are so mean loool i swear
    when i was like 17 i dated this cute guy and we went out together like 3 or 2 months after we had our first intercourse we started to kiss when he raise his arm to take his shirt off the hair under his arm were creepy looking i swear it look like a spider had weave its fabric or some it was so so nasty i left running Lool

  18. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LMFAO! You guys are too funny :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: , Dark Sister I couldn’t agree more about underarm hair! I hate when men just slather the deodorant on without rubbing it in, and when they raise their arms there’s white clumps of hardened mess just hanging from all that gross hair; it makes me throw up in my mouth every time, never fails! Braids don’t really bother me because I’ve seen extremely professional black men rockin’ braids, but that underarm hair will make me run about 1000 miles in the opposite direction! :lol2:

  19. I agree with the braids 100%. I mean R.Kelly is a prime example 40 plus years old still wearing braids and baggy clothes trying to hold on to youth.

    This is great that this topic that has been brought up but, what about the WOMEN THAT WEAR THE COLORED WEAVES, CORNROWS, AND BRAIDS. Braids look nice on some people but when we start to bleach blond and color our hair to match our outfits or accessories it’s just not a good look. The way some grown women dress like teenagers with the booty shorts, jumpsuits, and mini skirts just blows my mind. I feel like if we expect more from our brothers we have to step our game up some too. Just my opinion. πŸ™‚

  20. lol sick it it i swear i run like hell lool i swear even if the man is denzel washington if he stinks na an looool

    lola:i’ve seen a girl with pink hair pink nails pink outfit she just missed the pink teeth and eyes to go with next week her color was orange and the week after green that is just so ridiculous my natural hair is 12 inch long and curly i dont bleach it in blond it will look ridiculous with my skin i’ve seen a dark girl with wither hair then beyonce herself and she tought That was fly STAY NATURAL MY SISTAZ

  21. [quote comment=”10734″]lol sick it it i swear i run like hell lool i swear even if the man is denzel washington if he stinks na an looool

    lola:i’ve seen a girl with pink hair pink nails pink outfit she just missed the pink teeth and eyes to go with next week her color was orange and the week after green that is just so ridiculous my natural hair is 12 inch long and curly i dont bleach it in blond it will look ridiculous with my skin i’ve seen a dark girl with wither hair then beyonce herself and she tought That was fly STAY NATURAL MY SISTAZ[/quote]

    LMAO!!! They start looking like clowns instead of women. I feel you can express your self in different ways than wearing bright red hair. lol!!

  22. Honestly,

    I think Braids for Guys are PLAYED! It was cool for AI and all but it’s really “SO OVER” now. Personally I like a nice Caesar with a Hot Shape up and that’s it for my man.

    Dark Sister, GIRL you should come out Manhattan….these Chicks are off the chain with the colors and look at you like “WHAT, My SH** IS FLY” CTFU!

    BTW….My Angel face came out of the surgery with FLYING COLORS! I think she thought she just took a nap. CTFU! She was madd hungry and I personally think the scare is kind of big. It’s about 3 inches long but, hey the tumor is out. Why did my mom come to the hospital with her Rev and holy water and prayed over my Angel, right. Right in the middle of the song, she bust out with Amy Whinehouse…NO, No, NO!!! MAN THAT WAS SO FUNNY but I held it in for respect but my child is FUNNY! Thanks for the advise, it’s helped. LOL to ya MA!!! πŸ™‚ S.Dot!!!!!!

  23. lola: i swear my mouth dropped i was like where are you going?lol….
    S.dot :that’s my niece πŸ˜† :thumbsup: she is hot dont hate on her because she can sing better then yall lool im glad she okay

  24. Dark Sister girl……LMAO at you!!! Your right, My baby was singing though. Through the Amen’s and all!!!

    LOL!!! πŸ™‚

  25. Hmmm, Let’s first start with immaturity in our black men comes from how they are raised not how they wear there hair. Black people need to do more reading and less blogging because Braids, Dreds and Hair Awning comes from Egypt-Africa. Our hair was always a symbol of our strength and spirituality this goes back to Samson? So let’s ask ourselves this? Is it just a phase that so many black men, purto rican (black men) have been compelled have the patience to grow out there hair. I think this goes a little deeper than the oppression of the white man’s employment system. I think it’s up there with Global Warming and the things that people living in the Matrix just don’t see or want to believe.

    Peace, & Blessings

  26. [quote comment=”10749″]Hmmm, Let’s first start with immaturity in our black men comes from how they are raised not how they wear there hair. Black people need to do more reading and less blogging because Braids, Dreds and Hair Awning comes from Egypt-Africa. Our hair was always a symbol of our strength and spirituality this goes back to Samson? So let’s ask ourselves this? Is it just a phase that so many black men, purto rican (black men) have been compelled have the patience to grow out there hair. I think this goes a little deeper than the oppression of the white man’s employment system. I think it’s up there with Global Warming and the things that people living in the Matrix just don’t see or want to believe.

    Peace, & Blessings[/quote]Dumbest comment of the day.

    Nothing you said made an ounce of sense. And your attempt to throw the Black man’s maturity problems back onto Black women won’t work. That is exactly what is wrong with our brothas today, no one wants to make them take responsibility for themselves and their actions. Instead we always look to blame others as if Black men are too weak and stupid to think for themselves.

  27. We always blame someone else for our mistakes that’s what black people do it’s always someone else’s faults
    Lets pray that we all grow in honesty and self respect :iagree:

  28. This is a ridiculously blanket statement that is as wrong as the day is long. Lest we forget that America blames all it’s problems on the Blacks, the poor Blacks, the wealthy Blacks and all colored immigrants.

  29. I don’t give a damn if the american system hite people or george bush blames their problems on us
    At the end of the day Black people will make other black people proud point blanck

    When a black person is educated and well spoken it makes all of us happy and proud
    do you give the same sh… when it comes to white people? i Dont think so !

    So i could care less if a white person blames every issue on us
    iTS ME THAT PAYS MY BILLS its me that payed for my college tuition and every thing i ever needed
    i dont depend on a white person so i could care less what a hell they have to say!

    Talking about ridiculous what is ridiculous its us covering up our flaws
    In order to be successful like i once said you need to be slap at least once in the face
    Then you move on and grow up

    We all at a point on our life need a reality check
    black people often have a hard time saying that they are wrong and they need to upgrade
    ITS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT and that’s why some of us are where they are

  30. You are really one of the dumbest people on this blog. Your self hate was quite evident to me the first day you got here and it continues to baffle and bore me at the same time. Don’t try to hop, skip and play word games with me because you will lose. Your long post was pointless and I stopped reading it after the first paragraph. You said and I quote

    We always blame someone else for our mistakes that’s what black people do it’s always someone else’s faults

    This was indeed a blanket statement that you have no proof of. This is simply how you feel and your feeling are pointless and without merit.

    Black people do not play the blame game and when they do it is justified. Sometimes the man is to blame and sometimes he isn’t, but no one plays the blame game better than the man and his minions who like to point their privileged fingers at the underprivileged and blame them for all that is wrong in American culture.

    You need to go back to hating on Beyonce because you really are clueless about things associated with reality.

  31. Usually i’ll be mad that a person that never even seen or talked to me judge me but i can’t with you
    Once again you are a living proof of what i’m saying Us black people always blame and accused other people then ourselves you can’t understand a word of what i’m saying it looks like french to you because you’re living and practicing the blaming game

    Ps: if you’re trying to upset me you need to try a lot harder the “You need to go back to hating on so and so”is so over rated and infantile si ca fait pas pitier :loser:

  32. :stop: Ladies lets get back on topic!!! LOL Back to guys wearing braids…………………

  33. [quote comment=”10773″]:stop: Ladies lets get back on topic!!! LOL Back to guys wearing braids…………………[/quote]
    Yep i agree

  34. First and for most Stephanie you are very uneducated and obviously don’t know anything about African Culture duh! If all people would take the time to read! It is fundamental you know! You would know that what I said makes perfect sense. And yes parents are responsible for how there children present themselves. That is what I meant when I said it is how we are raised not how we wear our hair did you get that ? of course not! I will leave you this – Pick Up a BOOK! Now if you want to take it a step further having braids has nothing to do if you are a thug, a dead beat baby daddy or just an idiot that is solely upon you. Hair does not make or break a person it is the sole individual. So ignorance is bliss enjoy yours. As I stand strong when I say how you present yourself, with respect all people starts at home with the family and the black family is still in urgent need of getting back to the old ways so that our children will do right by their own children.
    Blessed to all my Righteous Educated People Stay Cultural and Don’t Listen to the Lies that have been told the truth is being revealed all around the World!

  35. [quote comment=”10751″][quote comment=”10749″]Hmmm, Let’s first start with immaturity in our black men comes from how they are raised not how they wear there hair. Black people need to do more reading and less blogging because Braids, Dreds and Hair Awning comes from Egypt-Africa. Our hair was always a symbol of our strength and spirituality this goes back to Samson? So let’s ask ourselves this? Is it just a phase that so many black men, purto rican (black men) have been compelled have the patience to grow out there hair. I think this goes a little deeper than the oppression of the white man’s employment system. I think it’s up there with Global Warming and the things that people living in the Matrix just don’t see or want to believe.

    Peace, & Blessings[/quote]Dumbest comment of the day.

    Nothing you said made an ounce of sense. And your attempt to throw the Black man’s maturity problems back onto Black women won’t work. That is exactly what is wrong with our brothas today, no one wants to make them take responsibility for themselves and their actions. Instead we always look to blame others as if Black men are too weak and stupid to think for themselves.[/quote]
    This comment really compeled me to give you my 2nd and last opinion, how can we spend so much time on braids when there are so many things in this world that we need to recognize. 1) We are killing ourselves with unprotected sex. 2) Baby mommas are at a all time high with the mothers being baby themselves with not even a basic (high school edcation). 3) Police Brutality is at an old time high (on Black Men) Not BLACK ON BLACK CRIME. So why do you waste your energy trying be negative towards me utilize your power of word a little better.

    Come Correct

  36. This comment really compeled me to give you my 2nd and last opinion, how can we spend so much time on braids when there are so many things in this world that we need to recognize. 1) We are killing ourselves with unprotected sex. 2) Baby mommas are at a all time high with the mothers being baby themselves with not even a basic (high school edcation). 3) Police Brutality is at an old time high (on Black Men) Not BLACK ON BLACK CRIME. So why do you waste your energy trying be negative towards me utilize your power of word a little better.

    Come Correct

  37. Orchid, you can barely gather your thoughts properly to even post a coherent comment. My article is about grown men with braids in their hair. If you want to talk about police brutality, saving the whales, or some fake African culture that dictates men have braided hair, then you go right ahead and do that- on your site. Oh wait. I bet you don’t have one. The greatest medium ever invented to get your thoughts and ideas out to world is one you probably use to only read gossip sites all day and talk smack to people who have done things you never will.

    I have several sites and have had my articles posted on BET, Black Voices, Black Informant and too many others sites for me to name or even remember at the moment. I am very good at what I do, so good that I have you coming back for more.

    I have never considered myself a great writer but I do quite well with Black women when I touch on subjects that are of importance to us. That is why those articles written by me on this blog are the most commented on. I have even been asked to abandon the whole gossip aspect of the site and just focus on issues concerning Black women. So please girl- stop telling me to read a book as if you have some knowledge of what I have and haven’t done. You can’t step to me until you create something that is as great as the sites I have created.

    This is a business baby. Don’t even for a second think I am here for my health. I have created an online empire that affords me the opportunity to work for less than 10 hours a week and still make a total and complete living doing this and this alone.

    Read a book- girl please. Whatever book you are reading right now put it down and come sit at my feet so I can teach you how it’s really done.

  38. :stop: Im not an ass kisser or anything πŸ˜€ but so far Stephanie is not the uneducated one neither are you orchid i believe both are really strong argumentatives sistaz :bowdown: but putting the other down won’t help yall debate this

    Yes parents are responsible for how they kids look like i 100% agree but sometimes a well educated child pick up bad habits in the streets and its the parent’s dutty to correct that

    “having braids has nothing to do if you are a thug, a dead beat baby daddy or just an idiot that is solely upon you.” i 200% agree with that whatever is inside of you can be covered with braids make up weave but who you are is who you are no matter how you look outside


    We are killing ourselves with unprotected sex.
    2) Baby mommas are at a all time high with the mothers being baby themselves with not even a basic (high school edcation). 3) Police Brutality is at an old time high (on Black Men) Not BLACK ON BLACK CRIME” I 300% agree with that those are stuff we should be talking about then again this is a celebrity/women blog so it might be selfish but we discussing women/celebrity issues πŸ˜‰

    But Here where i disagree
    i’m african i’m from the ivory coast do you know where is it? i don’t think so if you’re gonna sit here and act like you know all about africa (and i’m so happy a BLACK american wants to learn about motherland )please i’m begging you do it rigth And yes back in the day egyptians had braids but mind you there is 58 countries in africa please so far from what i know and i was born and raised in Africa no one used to wear braids .

    And to close this HELL TO THE MOTHA FREAKIN YEAH some BLACK PEOPLE do blame THE WORLD when they face an issue like if the world own us something we are out there on our own its up to us to have a good image in front of people and staying on the pc trying to prove you smarter then the other won’t change none so i suggest some go back to the beyonce’s praise and leave real life women do their things :hater: :loser:
    big up my sisterz dumb or not you still black gotta accept you like that :booty:

  39. The IQ of this site continues to go down as more and more undesirables find their way here.

  40. Africa is a large continent with many countries – and within those countries, reside a diverse group of people who speak different languages and dialects and who practice a vast variety of traditions. With that in mind, I don’t think that there is ANYONE on this board qualified enough to educate us on matters regarding this massive and diverse land. The EXPERTS who actually study Africa for a living are forever in debate over its history, its people and its traditions. Just because you are black or African – it does not mean you have all of the answers. African people like African Americans have diverse upbringings. We DO NOT all think the same, act the same or have the same values as many people have alluded to on this board with their sister girl commentary and general statements about the black race.

    A black man wearing braids as part of some African tradition is truly irrelevant, I believe, and should be the least of his priorities when it comes to his ability to obtain or maintain employment and feed himself and his family. A black man does not have to adorn braids in order to look clean or well kept. The amount of time spent to get your hair β€œdid” is just not worth it. A nice short haircut or short afro will do just fine. Just my opinion… :brownsista:

  41. “big up my sisterz dumb or not you still black gotta accept you like that” :bowdown: :iagree: :lol2: :booty: :banana: πŸ˜€ :dance1:

  42. Anything in extreme is weird to others. Those long braids on men are not liked by conservatives, especially conservative who won’t accept anything outside of there perimeter. This is why a man with braids will probably have trouble getting a job. Personally I think high maintenance hair won’t do for me (nothing to do with braids). In the city braids have nothing to do with culture, it’s all about a personal statement. Everybody wants to be cool, right? So,for me braids are OK, just don’t over do it. I think wearing braids for a while is OK , in fact pretty cool. I dare.

  43. Okay before you comment about me not being educated enough i am educated on African and American Culture due to the fact that I come from an Ethiopian and Native American Family. Guess what the native people wore Corn Rows too! I never proclaimed myself to be an Expert. Before you speak on America you need to to acknowledge the orignal Amerinds not Americans there were Indians who were slaughterd so that everyone who comes here gets a better opportunity.(This is a travesty) Now I didn’t want to have to go there. But I am, just because someone comes from Africa does not mean they have the right to tell someone else they don’t know anything about Africa. I have been educated on my story since birth so before you are so quick to praise the American System ( you can’t be serious) Read A Book! The main topic of my comment is that parents, environment, morals, education all of these things help develop the behavior of a human being. So once again if a man is a dead beat maybe no body told him that he needed to clean up his act. (Especially from someone he respects ex: His mother and father. Now if there is anyone else who did not understand what I meant about my comment feel free. But I don’t need to prove my blackness and get up her on this blog and sound all Militant but I am educated on my story. And please do not get it twisted I know that Africa is so beautiful and broad and my people including my great grandmother all come from different tribes, so lets not go there. As far as the employment system is concerned I guess you do not remember or head of the African Amercian woman who was fired from her job for having braids and she sued TEXECO for a few million. We have to stop acting like foolish clones everyone has the right to be an individual if you are not the type to wear a suit and tie there are plenty of professions that are leisured. I suggest that people follow what is best for them not what society tries to impose. Where I live has dam near become a police state, there are just better things to talk about instead of Ego and Ignorance. READ YOU ARE SO BEING LIED TO AND THIS GOES BACK TO THE WRITTINGS AND TEACHING BEING ERASED IN EGYPT. EXODUS READ

  44. To Stephanie, I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR MINIMAL NONEIMPORTANT POSITION. SIT AT YOUR FEET, MY DEAR YOU ARE NOT RELEVANT AND THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I’VE ANSWERED A BLOG IN MY LIFE AND I AM A GROWN WOMAN WHO HAS SEEN LIFE FROM MANY PERSEPECTIVES BUT IF YOU GO THERE WE CAN BREAK IT DOWN ON THE WEB IN FRONT OF YOUR BLOGGING FANS (OH AND I’LL INVITE MY HUSBAND TO JOIN US WHO BY THE WAY HAS A CORPORATE JOB AND WEARS BREADS) OOPS! DON’T TEST ME YOU SHOULD PICK MORE IMPORTANT TOPICS. MS> RERUN GET A REAL JOB AND HELP YOURSELF. For those of you who question why I speak so confidently my support and opinions is not just of my own I acutally spend my time conversing with young spirtual scholars not blogging!
    Everyone PEACE & BLESSING oh yeah you too Stephanie (no love lost, no time to hate more important things to do!

  45. To Stephanie, I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR MINIMAL NONEIMPORTANT POSITION. SIT AT YOUR FEET, MY DEAR YOU ARE NOT RELEVANT AND THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I’VE ANSWERED A BLOG IN MY LIFE AND I AM A GROWN WOMAN WHO HAS SEEN LIFE FROM MANY PERSEPECTIVES BUT IF YOU GO THERE WE CAN BREAK IT DOWN ON THE WEB IN FRONT OF YOUR BLOGGING FANS (OH AND I’LL INVITE MY HUSBAND TO JOIN US WHO BY THE WAY HAS A CORPORATE JOB AND WEARS BREADS) OOPS! DON’T TEST ME YOU SHOULD PICK MORE IMPORTANT TOPICS. MS> RERUN GET A REAL JOB AND HELP YOURSELF. For those of you who question why I speak so confidently my support and opinions is not just of my own I acutally spend my time conversing with young spirtual scholars not blogging!
    Everyone PEACE & BLESSING oh yeah you too Stephanie (no love lost, no time to hate more important things to do!)

  46. I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR MINIMAL NONEIMPORTANT POSITION. SIT AT YOUR FEET, MY DEAR YOU ARE NOT RELEVANT AND THIS IS THE SECOND TIME I’VE ANSWERED A BLOG IN MY LIFE AND I AM A GROWN WOMAN WHO HAS SEEN LIFE FROM MANY PERSEPECTIVES BUT IF YOU GO THERE WE CAN BREAK IT DOWN ON THE WEB IN FRONT OF YOUR BLOGGING FANS (OH AND I’LL INVITE MY HUSBAND TO JOIN US WHO BY THE WAY HAS A CORPORATE JOB AND WEARS BREADS) OOPS! DON’T TEST ME YOU SHOULD PICK MORE IMPORTANT TOPICS. MS> RERUN GET A REAL JOB AND HELP YOURSELF. For those of you who question why I speak so confidently my support and opinions is not just of my own I acutally spend my time conversing with young spirtual scholars not blogging!
    Everyone PEACE & BLESSING oh yeah you too Stephanie (no love lost, no time to hate more important things to do!)

  47. Just correcting my typ0 my HUSBAND WEARS BRAIDS AND HE IS MAKING BREAD. PEACE & BLESSINGS.

  48. You’re right but at the same time whats up what the dwn thrashing that I read thinking I would come back to the blog and see something postive and its all just ego and that really sad. I love all cultures and all people love is love – thanks for time out!
    Peace & Blessings

  49. Its all about love lets forget our differences :bowdown: :thumbsup: :hifive:

  50. O.R.C.H.I.D, you came back- I knew you would. Kumiko over at CashQuest.com wrote an article on how to make blog visitors your b!tch and by golly I think I have b!tchified you. You are totally addicted to me and what I can. Don’t feel bad though- you are just one of many. :thumbsup:

  51. πŸ˜† Dang, Stephanie, that’s rough.

    Oh wait, huh? Now I sort of feel like I’m just ‘one of many’ too. :confused:

    All in all – you’ve definitely applied whatever it was you learned about bringing people back for more because Brownsista is the first feed listed on my personal homepage. :thumbsup:

  52. Interesting. The connection between men and braids. I’m not sure I agree with you, though. I guess I’ll have to meet more men (or boys) with braids before I make my judgment.

  53. :stop: Orchid it’s not that serious girl calm down :koolaid: :hifive:
    hmm yeah i aint nobody’s bitch just to clear off
    Holla :lol2: :lol2: πŸ˜€ :noway: :booty:

  54. STEPHANIE:

    MY AUNT IS A VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WOMAN AND WHEN I WORKED FOR HER LAST SUMMER SHE TALKED US TO DEATH ABOUT HOW THE CUSTOMERS COME FIRST. WE HAD TO BE POLITE AND DIPLOMATIC AT ALL TIMES.

    I WATCHED HER CLOSELY AND ADMIRE HER BECAUSE SHE NEVER LOST HER COOL. AND THERE WERE SOME REAL IGNORANT PEOPLE THAT CAME IN TO HER BOUTIQUE. BUT PEOPLE LOVE AND RESPECT HER BECAUSE SHE RUNS HER BUSINESS WITH DIGNITY. SOMETHING I DON’T SEE TOO MANY BLACK PEOPLE DO.

    SOMETIMES BLACK PEOPLE TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS VERY BAD. YOU KNOW LIKE THE CUSTOMER OWES THEM SOMETHING. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT I SEE.

    NO DISRESPECT.

  55. I agree. Not only to be marketable for employment, but to show maturity brothers please stop wearing braids. no one will take you seriously. I know for myself, if a man approaches me with braids I wil politely tell him he’s not my type.

  56. I know i’m coming in late on this, as this is the first time I have visited your website, but I find it quite interesting. I did not read all the comments (i’m at work), but to those who say it’s an African or Egyptian culture , have you actually read about these cultures??? In Egypt, they shaved their heads bald because of the hot sun and mostly head lice, and I have never seen a male living in Africa with braids. (not even on TV cause it’s to hot for that) Just for the record, braids and dreds are 2 different hairstyles with similarities. and for all catching feelings for Brownsista’s thread, she said most men with braids have those traits, not because of the braids, but those are the people most likely to get braids.

    I know this is off topic, but what I really want to know is why do we look up to these people and live by there word (entertainers, athletes, and actors)??? When many don’t even finish high school, let alone college. and i’m NOT knocking anyone for dropping out of school, cause it’s not for everyone, but what have they done for people to call them role models??? Especially rappers and athletes, most don’t think of themselves as role models, but the public thinks that just because they make a lot of money they should be, WRONG…

    and last but not least, people are always looking for the next black leader, why??? Who is the Mexican leader in America??? Chinese??? Japanese??? Vietnamese??? or any other race of people??? no one… You only hear about the so called black leaders, what is it, can we not think for ourselves like all the other races???

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