(EVENT RECAP) Know Your Roots: Natural Hair and the “Movement”

Saturday, February 8th 2014  the event Know Your Roots: Natural Hair and the “Movement”  was held from 1 PM to 6 PM at Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, NY.  Presented by Locs Revolution, Unveiled Unlocked and the FOLLICLE  film production team, the event was a fundraiser for the independent film project FOLLICLE. We came together to […]

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Locs Revolutionaries Feature 3: Patrick Marcelino

“Wear the crown that you deserve. You’re born into royalty!” -Patrick Marcelino Patrick Marcelino, Co-founder of Abioye Clothing Patrick speaks about Abioye Clothing I started this brand in the summer of June 2013, in Rotterdam, Holland. It started with the idea that everybody in this world, could find a beautiful and proud piece of him/herself […]

Locs Revolutionaries Feature 2: Jennifer Wilkes 4

“Having locs has provided me more courage to present exactly who I am to anyone I meet.” -Jennifer Wilkes   Jennifer Wilkes, CEO & Founder, COLD Consulting Jennifer speaks about COLD Consulting COLD Consulting was founded in 2011 in Atlanta, GA. I learned very early that communication, leadership, and service were my strong points.  And eventually, […]

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Locs Revolutionaries Feature 1: Christopher M. Davis 2

“Much like my art, my locs are expressional” -Christopher M. Davis My name is Christopher Michael Davis and I am from Natchez, Mississippi, one of the historic “River Cities”. Artistry for me is hereditary and has always been a part of my life. Graphic Layout and Design however, dominated the use of the sketchpad, canvases, […]

Racism and the Black Family 3

Yesterday I shared a picture of this family. This is the newly elected mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio,  his wife Chirlane McCray and their two children. As a New Yorker I am pleased to welcome this family to govern this city. However, yesterday’s image sparked quite a bit of controversy Here was […]



RasTa A Soul’s Journey & Congo Week 2013 Event Recap

Last night I had the amazing opportunity to meet Donisha Prendergast, the eldest granddaughter of the legend Bob Marley. I joined a group of curious minds and freethinkers to watch her documentary, RasTa – A Soul’s Journey.  We gathered at the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus in New York City in support Congo Week 2013. […]

Anti-Mineral Oil Hype and Why I’m NOT Convinced

Ok, so there seems to be a growing rejection of mineral oil as an ingredient in cosmetic products. Seeing as this is an ingredient in one of my favorite hair care products, I’m not so quick to throw the baby out with the bathwater. You can consider that my official disclaimer of potential biased. Here’s the thing […]



YouTube Loc Down 1

Niyya’s Top Fav Loc Rocking Lady YouTubers YouTube has become the go-to place for information on natural hair care. But it can be a bit overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. So here is a point in the right direction. Check out my favorite YouTube Loc Stars for styling ideas, healthy loc care […]

Moisture LOC: Event Recap 2

On Sept 22, 2013 Locs Revolution hosted Moisture LOC, a workshop meetup on moisturizing your hair. Guest presenters included Yannie the Locologist, ILoveMyFro!  and IMENA Salon. Each presenter shared information on varies techniques for adding moisture to natural hair. From hot oil treatments to steaming the information shared benefited  attendees of all hair types. Each […]



The “New” Natural

From Bob Marley’s locs to Angela Davis’ famous fro. For the Black community, wearing your natural hair has been a symbol of proud African origin and a statement of resistance against Eurocentric ideals and repression. But not all naturals wear their hair as a political statement. Today natural hair has become a trend with more […]