via Naturally Isis:
On a day that many Americans observe to commemorate the USA’s independence from Great Britain, community activist and expert natural hair care champion, Isis Brantley has a monumental but more personal celebration emergent. Brantley’s longtime sister-girl and client, Erykah Badu has signed on to be the Grand Marshal for the 2nd Annual Natural Hair Parade & Festival. Badu, an outspoken supporter of the Naturally Isis brand, is intent on assisting her friend with her mission of continuing to forge the path for the proper caretaking and education of black hair. The 2nd Annual Natural Hair Parade & Festival is scheduled to take place September 1, 2012; with the parade portion beginning promptly at 10:30 am. Line up for the parade is set for 8:00 am at the Wynne Wood Shopping Center [655 W Illinois Ave, 75224], and the procession will lead participants to the Beckley-Saner Park, located at [114 West Hobson Avenue, 75224]. The festival portion of the event will begin immediately following the parade at 12:00noon and last until 7:00 pm at the Beckley-Saner Park. Admission to the 2nd Annual Natural Hair Parade & Festival is free of charge.
Erykah Badu’s affiliation adds strides for The Natural Hair Parade & Festival, which was created as a platform for community healing; developing an avenue to usher in love, peace and unification all for the purpose of cultivating the labor of love for natural hair. In its first year, the Natural Hair Parade & Festival hosted more than 1,500 attendees and participants.
Although Badu is the first celebrity to formally come on board with this year’s Natural Hair Parade & Festival, she is not expected to be the last. With goals to attract an unprecedented amount of event-goers this year, Isis plans to hear from more celebrity clients and community leaders to support her mission in raising awareness for the cultural and ethnic aesthetic.
The festival is set to be highly interactive, providing the Dallas, Fort Worth community with live entertainment, hands on braiding and lock twisting workshops, children activities, speakers and poets, and a host of food and product vendors.