The series trailer for Leimert Park is simply a delight! MACRO is the creative team behind ‘Fences’, ‘Mudbound’ and the digital series ‘Gente-fied’ and Homegrown Pictures who brought us ‘Dear White People’ and ‘Hustle and Flow’ I love that it’s telling the story of not only the friendship of black women but our love lives with a nice dose of humor. As an LA transplant watching the gentrification of predominated black and latino neighborhood from ‘afar’ in West Hollywood (experiencing its own explosion of expensive housing) this web series truly speaks to me. The new web series stars Ashley Blaine Featherson, Ashli Haynes, Asia’h Epperson, Wade Allain-Marcus, Frantz Latten, Ikenna Okoye and Brit Manor and is an official selection at The Sundance Festival 2018. Mel Jones is doing double duty as a first time director and creator of LEIMERT PARK with Kady Kamakatè and Davita Scarlett. The series is Executive Produced by Stephanie Allain, Charles King and Williams.
If you’re a person with natural hair, there’s a good chance you follow a ton of natural hair bloggers and pages on Instagram. Don’t try to deny it either because I follow a couple that basically flood my timeline. I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Living No Lye Tour this past Sunday during its L.A. stop. The Living No Lye Tour is a natural hair expo with speakers, interactive workshops, styling demos, and swag bags filled with different products. It was created by Constance Cash who is also the founder of Team Natural. The expo aims to inform naturals on different ways to take care of their hair, but also create a community among naturals.
As a natural, I found the event informational and a great way to meet other naturals in L.A., especially since I’m still new to the city. Some of the speakers were Sister Scientist, Felicia Leatherwood, and vlogger jfashiongirl87. Definitely follow these people on Instagram and on YouTube for natural hair tips. If you’re a naturalista, you know the importance of products and are possibly a product junkie. Attendees of the expo each got a swag bag with their admission. I got a swag bag and I have products for day. When I say I have products for days, I really mean I have products for months! Lawd knows I needed some deep conditioner, a co-wash, and a moisturizing shampoo. I’m definitely set for the next few months. Follow @livingnolye and @teamnatural on Instagram for other tour locations and to get great styling and product tips. You’ll be glad you did. The natural hair pictures will give you so much life!
Photos Courtesy of: @teamnatural