Friday, April 1, 2011


With the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show imminent, and Ms. Winfrey more than busy with her new network, OWN and all it entails, she has announced that she is sloughing off the burdensome things of life. With only so many hours in a day and powerless to add any, Oprah sat down with her OWN people and started mercilessly cutting, as many of our state and federal congresses are doing. Where the government is slashing spending, the deity called Oprah is quite flush with funds, but lacking what we all would like more of; time. 

Women of color have long been chained to hours of relentless procedures, their hair not conforming to their owners visions and Oprah was one of the shackled. She was blessed with enough hair for three heads, which always made styling a long and tiresome affair. Sure, she could (and did) have a laptop in front of her, a phone at her ear, but there were always sizzling combs and the toxic fumes to contend with. Business usually had to stop when hair time began, which made for very expensive wash and sets. "Too expensive," is how Oprah put it.

It is she that came up with the new look. It will be incorporated with OWN's logo.

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