By Cowgirl Candace Braids are a creative cornerstone to black hair culture worldwide. Has been for millenniums. Still is today. Styles that stay trending: individual plaits, cornrows, fishtail, box and goddess braids. Now into the start of a new decade, U.S. professional hair braider Ceirra Rouse says the knotless braids are headlining city streets to […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Photos by Kevin Dantes Hair jewelry — especially beads — has served as a loyal BFF to African, Caribbean and American black hairstyles for centuries. Symbolizing social status to now independent statements, some of the most memorable beaded hairdos happened during the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. From America to the United […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Images by Jose Ibarra | Originally published for BBH Heavy rain and lawless winds failed to stop thousands of attendees from witnessing the best horseback riders compete in August’s Atlanta, Georgia, leg of the national tour Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR). Showcasing the top African-American competitors in barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, bareback […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for The Atlanta Voice She sashays into the dirt-filled arena. Flanked by young, black cowboys Devinn Jordan, 26, and Mazi Willis, 24, atop stately steeds, veteran rapper and singer Khia Thug Misses hikes up the front of her black, ruffled Western dress. She gives a little leg. Props a hand […]
Breaking into the biz of selling products or services? Well, you know what that means: You better deliver on its vow(s) to the very ones it’s targeting. If not, quickly kiss your business goodbye. The reason brands like Chick-fil-A, Apple and Walmart pull in the people and boost loyalty status: the brand promise. It’s the […]
Howdy. I'm Cowgirl Candace, an award-winning journalist, internationally published brand blogger and fourth-generation farm girl.