Wednesday, April 27, 2011

From Millionaires to Billionaires



Contrary to rumors, Oprah Winfrey was NOT the first African American Billionaire, it was Willie Morrow. Now sit back and relax while I lay it down to you. You won't find his name in wikipedia or other sources. We protect him.

In the late 60's and early 70's Willie Morrow developed several hair products for the African American community. One was a product a friend brought back from Africa, a hair pick. He made several of them and made a killing with the new hairstyle at the time, the blowout.

Another ideal he had was a Ammonium Thioglycolate product that would take the kink out of the hair and relax it. This product was called "The Curl". Some other manufacturers stole the copywrite and were sued. This made Mr. Morrow a Billionaire in the early 80's.

The Black Hair Care industry was the largest employer of African Americans. Most of the money went back to the community. Madame C.J. Walker was America's first Female Millionaire. John H. Johnson the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazine started his business as a hair care company. At one time there was thousands of Black Hair Care companies. What happened?

If you're an African America you know about "The Proud Lady". It's a logo that tells the person that the product was made by a African American firm. There are at the time I'm writing this FIVE Black hair care companies. Many Black hair care companies were bought out or wiped out. Like Black Basketball teams or Black Baseball teams integration killed them.

The Black Hair Care Companies offered scholarships in chemistry and science.They had sponsored a lot of residual companies like suppliers and distributors. Then they were wiped of the face of the map. We know about the power of corporations and how they can destroy a community. We seen it first hand.

There is no level playing field.

50 comments:

tha malcontent said...

WOW! How interesting is that!

And all this time I though it was Jimmy Dyn-o-mite Walker that guy that played J.J. on the TV series Good Times. Live an learn. That's why I love to come here, you get so much history about Da Boyz N Da Hood.

Lisa said...

My white hairdresser knows alot about black hair. She teaches Hair care at a predominately black school. She said it is difficult to teach because all they do is fool around and act up that only 2 girls out of her 4 classes pay attention.
Hmm maybe more money would solve that problem.

tha malcontent said...
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kid said...

@Lisa

There is no such thing as "black hair". There is overcurly hair, curly, wavy, and straight. Every racial group on earth have these four grades of hair. There are a lot of people with Mediterrian heritage that have "overcurly" hair. Your hairdresser must be a idiot. Is every story you have about inferior blacks? Is that your world Lisa?

@tha malcontent &Lisa

Why are YOU here? We get it,you think that minorities are inferior. The only people that don't know that you are racist are yourselves. OK we got it, both of you are ignorant, racist, dumb ass bigots. It's getting really tired. I think that the Democratic Party have enough reasons why they need people to support them without tha malcontent or Lisa comments.

Mary Mayhem said...

@ Lisa, I think the problem, is that your highly regarded PhD hairdresser teaches people how to do hair for a living, not that she teaches people of a certain ethnic group to do hair.

mrs.howl said...

Hi Lisa,
I find it doubtful your white hairdresser knows how to cut anything except some cheese. Seriously...
White hairdressers, especially one you would know, wouldn't know a. how to cut hair on brown and black ppl, and also, wouldn't have any respect for her students, so of course, they wouldn't listen or even be interested in her instruction, since it would be all wrong, and most likely, something to laugh about later on.

Darth Bacon said...

Really, Mrs. Howler Monkey?

White hairdressers simply wouldn't know how to cut nappy hair, and simply wouldn't have 'respect' for her students?

Is there no depth of stupidity you won't stoop to, in order to defend negro failures?

Radical Redneck said...

Many Black hair care companies were bought out

Making their negroe founders extremely wealthy. But there was no financial motive for the companies right? It was nothing but a racist plot right?

Idiot.

Shaw Kenawe said...

kid, this is worth a look.

PS. Did I mention that Donald Trump makes the slime of the sewers look dignified?

One thing we can rejoice in is that he's the laughing stock of the world--a pathetic buffoon, who will NEVER be president--just like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann.

Radical Redneck said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Chaw, I'd be your dad except the pig beat me to the mudhole!

Darth Bacon said...

Obama's a buffoon, pShaw-

But he could buy and sell your no-account ass a billion times over.

Darth Bacon said...

The exact same can be said of Trump-

An utter buffoon, who could still buy and sell your worthless self a million times over, if he wished.

tha malcontent said...

These Obama maniac ass kissers are incredible.
There was nothing wrong with what Donald Trump did, for Gods sake, can’t we ask questions any longer? What is wrong with questioning the Birth Certificate of someone with a foreign name and who’s Father was African? Why should that make him a laughing stock?
The real pathetic buffoon is Barack Hussain Obama the the laughing stock of the world, for putting America through the BS that he did. And you guys are the pathetic ones for electing a buffoon for a President! Trump should be given credit for being one of the few that had the courage to ask questions the needed to be answered. . If anyone is the “Laughing Stock” it’s Obama our Vacationer-in-chief who put us through all of this, when he could have cleared it up in one hour. HE made us a laughingstock He’s the pathetic one. With a leader brought us into another war for ZERO reason.

Lisa said...

She didn't make a point of telling me that. I asked her how she likes teaching and that is what she said.
She is not a racist . She picked that school to help people and she volunteered her services on an Indian Reservation in Arizona .
She didn't say "black" hair,I did.
She is more of a consultant and she is no idiot.
She helps many organizations,as I do ,something I am sure all you who claim to be all inclusive don't.
You just sit there and spew venom and don't practice what you preach just like your rich democrat "white guilt" party.

Lisa said...

Oh and for the record I know a retired Social Studies Teacher who taught in the inner city and she said teachers spend more time being mothers than teachers.
One mother locked her 16 year old of he house until midnight with no dinner while she did crack and turned tricks and the poor kid came in all angry and mad at the world on an empty stomach.
I guess the food stamps she got were better spent on crack than food.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To the redneck, and the piece of bacon:

Your large sized insults to me can be said to be inversely proportionate to the size of your...[fill in the blank].

Whatever it is, it is most assuredly miniscule.

kid, you've got nothing but a group of school yard bullies and snot shooters who think their moronic name-calling directed at you and me is injurious to our psyches, when, in fact, it has resulted in much laughter and amusement.

Fools have always thusly entertained their betters.

mrs.howl said...

"She is not a racist . She picked that school to help people and she volunteered her services on an Indian Reservation in Arizona ."

Hi Lisa,
Have you ever heard of the term, "patronizing"?

Also, your example about a mother using crack comes in all colors, is your code for black "inner city"?

Lisa said...

wow does anything ever please you?

so now to want to help it's patronizing? But wealth distribution isn't?

Would you feel better if I said it paid more money because they can't get anyone who wants too teach there?

a mother using crack comes in all colors, is your code for black "inner city"?
Well that's where she taught and that was the consensus.
So I guess in this case yes it is.

Mary Mayhem said...

I guess the food stamps she got were better spent on crack than food. Wow! Now the crack dealers take The Lone Star card, TANF, Foodstamps, etc...Where do you slide the card? Down the ass crack?

No..There are absolutely no white crackheads at the methadone clinic/soup kitchen/free clinic next to my bustop...NONE....MUAHAHHA...What a sheltered life you live Lisa....I mean if the one social studies teacher you know, that works in the one inner city are you describe, says that she is more of a mother than a teacher to one of her classes....and describes one incident, which I'm assuming involves a black family....yes...your logic is sound and brilliant Lisa...all of "the blacks" are crackheads....

"2+2=5", Lisa...and the sad thing is...you will never be smart enough to be recruited to the outer or inner parties...you will be a dumb, oblivious prole...

The truth is, if kid said the grass was pink, you would come here to argue with him....

Lisa said...

Look who's talking about sheltered. I lived in a very mixed neighborhood but was forced to move the 3rd time my house was broken into. Not to mention couldn't even walk my dog due to the pitbulls roaming around unleashed.
I didn't say all blacks Mary. But yes they do take food stamps. But ey take 100.00 worth for a 20.00 bag.Maybe your the one who lives a sheltered life.

mrs.howl said...

Pit bulls, Lisa, I don't mean to LOL, but there are six pitbulls in my white neighborhood, a quiet little town, you might even call it bucolic.

Mary Mayhem said...

@ Mrs. Howl...LOL...I know...Aren't pitbulls supposed to be a stereotypical "Mexican" thing? Get your Racism right Lisa!!!

My White neighbors have two pitbulls, and the white neighbors next to them have one also, and they are always fence fighting. My little boy was in the back yard about a year ago, and I let my dog out, and in that three seconds, the pitbulls all jumped the chain fence and into our backyard to attack or something...Luckily I was able to get my son and my dog into the house and call animal control...They were jumping and clawing at my back door. I think they were all put down, because there is a pitbull ban here and has been for some time, but now they have two aggressive boxers that they don't take care of and the other neighbors have some akita looking thing.

And by the way Lisa, I live in Denver, my hood is "mixed". All hoods in Denver are "mixed". We integrated a long time ago.

And no Lisa, you NEVER say "all blacks" but you do say "only" blacks....there's the critical node...the racist one.

Lisa said...

six pit bulls in my white neighborhood, a quiet little town, you might even call it bucolic.


Unleashed running loose?

I called the SPCA on one family who was forcing 2 puppies to fight on the front lawn. In front of little kids. The sound was awful and the pup[pies were exhausted. It was a horrible thing to witness.
I called them again when hee was a dog chained to a stake in the ground in the pouring rain.

Mary Mayhem said...

According to Lisa, only "the blacks" are bad parents, disruptive beauty school students, burglars, pitbull owners, cracks users, and hookers....but Lisa's not racist...no not at all, because she volunteers!

LMAO!

You need to go visit some places that I have lived, Aransas Pass, TX, Flour Bluff, TX, Porthsmouth, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Bathe, ME, Pensacola, FL, Lafayette, LA, Corpus Christi, TX, Arvada, CO, Wheat Ridge, CO, Westminster, CO, Millington, TN.....to name just a few of the biggest white trash nirvana's in the US, where you will find more white people than ever, living up to your shitty, shitty...broken hypothesis....

Even if it were true, white people brought "the blacks" here to colonize as chattel, so who in the FUCK do you think "the blacks" learned it from?

Mary Mayhem said...

and Lisa? My grandma's white only, middle class neighborhood in South Louisiana (they are still segregated, sadly) has at minimum 6 dogs running loose at once. My PawPaw got bitten by a rottweiler while out on a walk. Google "Morganza, LA," "Boxer attack" and "Landry"....and you will see many articles about my 4 year old cousin who, quite recently, was mauled to death by boxers that were loose in the neighborhood. Everyone involved.....WHITE!

Mary Mayhem said...

take your pick

mrs.howl said...

@Mary, I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

Mary Mayhem said...

@ Mrs. Howl thanks. This was a pretty distant cousin of mine, but it goes to say that issues of animal control are definitely NOT isolated to one class or RACE of people.

Also, Lisa, aren't you part of the NO or SMALL government Teaparty? I wish all of the people that ARE members of the Tea Party could be registered in a computer database, and could be conveniently told to "Fuck off..." each and everytime they make calls to the Fire, Police, Animal Control, and various other government agencies they'd wish to see abolished and/or coporatized because they are too dimwitted to realize that our government raises revenues by taxation....

Lisa said...

Fire, Police, Animal Control, and various other government agencies they'd wish to see abolished and/or coporatized because they are too dimwitted to realize that our government raises revenues by taxation....

I already pay taxes for those services not to mention too much for school taxes,electric,health care(thanks to the new health care bill)and gas(thanks to ,well you know who. But I don't want to pay for people who want free crap with a bunch of dead beats who know they don't have to put in any effort because Big Daddy is going to take care of them.
We are in a recession and all the president can do is attack businesses(of his choosing) and talk about raising energy prices which he is already doing while his billionaire puppet master gets rich off our devaluing dollar and has all of you believing that it's the corporations that are the evil ones. I guess he must mean GE as well?

you forget that you annot centralize a country of 300 million. See how well that worked for the Soviet Union.

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voodookobra1 said...

Notice how pShaw continues to insult Donald Trump, by making reference to his hair etc.
May i remind you *just in case you forgot* Donald Trunp is not the president. As for him “making the slime of the sewers look dignified” I can say those exact words about the entire bunch that surrounds the Obamanation.

“One thing we can rejoice in is that he's the laughing stock of the world--a pathetic buffoon” I think the real laughing stock of the world, and the pathetic buffoon. Is the “ONE” who tried to : deceive, string along, and sucker the world. But the laugh is truly on him. One would think that the President of the United States would have not made the country and the wold go through this mess. But Obama is so arrogant that he don’t seem, to care. But takes pride in this trickery and treachery.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Hey Ralphie, or Voodoo or whatever pseudonym you're using.

No one cares about your racist muck. Get it?

And Donald Trump is still an a**hole.

Lisa said...

Valeria Jared said they are not going to release Obama's college records.
To me that is racist because that is code word for "the people might see the facade we created"

tha malcontent said...

For the pirate satellite blogger "pseudonym" = a fictitious name used by someone to conceal ones identity.

Here we go again folks.
The Progressive Queen or should I say Metu Neter is still hung up on her Obsession toward me and her potty mouthed references to Donald Trump the one who DARED to question the Messiah.
Keep it going Shaw, so that nobody walks out on the fun here. And by the way, your insanity will not scare me away from discussing the important issues, like the incompetence of your Messiah.
As for your reference to "No one cares about my racist muck ". It's obvious that YOU care Laughing my ass off.

mrs.howl said...

the reason it is outrageous that Trump and the birthers demanded this certificate is because, it is just one more way that White America says that African Americans are not really American. It's an embarrassment and stain on America, Mal.

Lisa said...

It's an embarrassment and stain on America, Mal.

I'll tell you what is a stain on America,how progressives hijacked the Democrat party,forced through and unpopular health care bill and that evil b----Nancy Pelosi walked through a crowd of protesters with her evil grin holding that gavel in her bony hands with her head tilted back so pleased with herself and pretty much saying F---Y---to the American Public because her and Obama didn't care what the people wanted,they were going to do what they set out to do and that was not Health care but bigger government,more public employees in the way of Unionizing the Health Care System and adding 16,000 employees to the IRS to enforce it and the Bar Association because the doctors are going to need even more protection to understand the ramifications of this monstrosity and all the penalties they face if they use their own judgment to treat patients instead of what Kathleen Sabileus says is the appropriate treatment.
It isn't about you at all. The only use they have for you is your vote with promises of a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Well at least gold will be worth more than the dollar that your billionire puppet master is manipulating.

Lisa said...

might I add your "white" billionaire puppet master with a God complex. But you love it anyway don't you?

mrs.howl said...

Lisa,
Validation of another's point of view can go a long way in life. It shows your human side.

p.s. the health care bill is not unpopular, children covered until age 26, home run for your average hard working American, no pre=existing clause, home run for your average hard working American, when people saw what they were getting, from both parties, they are glad to have these health care issues resolved.

Mary Mayhem said...

“One thing we can rejoice in is that he's the laughing stock of the world--a pathetic buffoon” I think the real laughing stock of the world, and the pathetic buffoon. Is the “ONE” who tried to : deceive, string along, and sucker the world. But the laugh is truly on him. One would think that the President of the United States would have not made the country and the wold go through this mess. But Obama is so arrogant that he don’t seem, to care. But takes pride in this trickery and treachery.

What kind of fucked up fantasy world are you republitwats living in? Obama is LOVED internationally. Bush made us the laughing stock. We weren't even allowed to mention "Bush" when we left the ship for liberty overseas while I was in the Navy in a post 9/11 world... Are the sailors on the ships being asked to do the same with Mr. Obama...Hell NO! From the day he stepped in office, our international reputation became better.

Mary Mayhem said...

And if you didn't notice, he produced the BC, and it proved all of you morons WRONG! the only laughing stocks are the dip shit moron birthers!! But you will spin anything to deny a black man's legitimacy... now it's the college record thing....which college's did you guys attend for grad school? I won't hold my f-in breath waiting for the answer of "goose eggs."

Lisa said...

p.s. the health care bill is not unpopular, children covered until age 26, home run for your average hard working American, no pre=existing clause, home run for your average hard working American, when people saw what they were getting, from both parties, they are glad to have these health care issues resolved.

26 year old children?
Pre existing clauses were pretty much not even an iussue anymore. But those 2 things are just a front for the nightmare that is about to become so you can say "see look what he did" Isn't he wonderful"?

Mary Mayhem said...

Lisa - Elaborate on your prophetic proclamation... What is to come? The end of exponentially spiraling health care costs? Some regulation for the outrageous schemes that insurance companies have been practicing and getting away with for years? Us, Americans, not having to foot the bill every time Joe American (the healthy 20-something male who doesn't think he needs insurance and couldn't afford it anyway, a TREMENDOUS group of people BTW) steps into the ER after having an accident or getting too ill to just take OTC meds? (<---That is the big one... ) Job creation? Re-investing in things that matter?

...cue for Lisa's useless, misguided, Fox News diatribe....

Lisa said...

Mary one of the reasons for high health care costs is defensive medicine,Medicaid fraud,and high mal practice insurance.
This bill will not fix high health care costs.
Your cannot have a one size fits all for 300 million people. That big a system is bound for even bigger fraud and higher costs. No one regulates the government. The government doesn't care how much it costs because they always have a source for their money.
Since MS did health care their cost shave increased 30%.
The reason insurance premiums have gone up is not greed like you like to make it out to be,it's the government involvement and its restrictions on how people can purchase insurance.
I's just like what they did in the housing market by A-Guaranteeing loans and forcing banks to make those loans.
Speaking of the housing market why no regulation on Fannie and Freddie?
It's amazing that Dodd-Frank contributors to this fiasco are the ones who made the regulations except on Fannie and Freddie.
That right there should be a good glimpse into the furure of our health care system,only with the health care bill the money is oing to run out sooner because after 2016 there is no plan on how to pay for it.

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Lisa said...

Of course to the democrats cost is never an issue. The issue is that they manipulate history and make Obama into the greatest president for doing health care and then blame the Republicans when it runs out of money.
That's what happens when you have an adoring media fanning themselves off at the mere mention of Obama and the fact that he has meetings with people in the media so they can help push his agenda. With that advantage they can always drive the message.

Darth Bacon said...

What happened to saving every American 25 percent on their health care premium?

How come the President's cronies are all exempt?

How come nearly ninety percent of people are satisfied with their coverage, but we have a 'crisis' where you claim people are 'denied access' to care?

Why did the bill get written by unelected staffers behind closed doors, and passed on partisan lines in the middle of the night, after attempting to ram it through on procedural grounds?

Why all the documented lies, exposed by the CBO?

One thing I don't need answered is why you're all in favor of it- because you're stupid enough to believe you can vote yourself into someone else's wallet, and that the Republic will last once you've done so long enough.

And it doesn't seem to ever have crossed your greedy little minds how ironic it is for you to crow over ObaMugabe Theftcare, when it forces you to buy insurance from those EVIL CORPORATIONS.

Idiots.

Darth Bacon said...

As for ObaMugabe supposedly being 'adored' overseas?

Where exactly would that be?

The Europeans think he's arrogant and shallow, and his economic 'policy' is going to drag the rest of the world down. See: Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy, et al. The most powerful man on earth, whose country England has had the most special relationship with for hundreds of years, didn't rate an invite to the royal wedding.

The Chinese laugh at him, and he cowers at their feet, since he expects them to buy up the debt he's frantically printing. The rest of Asia sees him as fecklessly allowing China to dominate them.

The Arabs (not to mention the rest of the Muslims) laugh at him, when they aren't being shot to pieces by their dictators. He's doubled down on W's wars, and started another of his own, without Congressional approval. Or even informing the various chairpersons of respective committees. I don't think it needs pointing out what the Iranian people think of him, when he invites Ahmadinejad to speak at the UN while his basijis shoot Iranian girls on television.

Africans wonder why he isn't stopping Gbagbo and other tyrants from defying (Carter-approved) election results. He's done NOTHING to stop the Arab Sudanese from slaughtering the African Sudanese.

Millions of people living under fascist dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela wonder how ObaMugabe can fist-bump Hugo Chavez, and call Castro a great leader.

But you moral cretins keep on as you were.

Mary Mayhem said...

and there it is...but from both Fox News Junkies,,,

Darth Bacon said...

Ooo, stinging retort, Hot Topics.

Go play with the other goth kiddies.

Darth Bacon said...

This ought to make them adore him!