A F R O C H I CK M A G A Z I N E …is a commemorative documentation of the 2013 Nzuri Natural Hair Care Festival held during December 2013, in Houston, Texas. kYmberly Keeton was a member of the writing team; she was asked by the founders of the hair care festival to create an online magazine about the festival. As the publisher, Keeton worked with a group of African American writers from different parts of the United States. Each writer had a chance to interview, document, or create an opinion piece for inclusion in the magazine. The magazine is available for download as a print magazine or can be read online for free.
The Nzuri Natural Hair Health & Beauty Festival is Houston’s first and Texas’ largest natural hair Festival. The two-day festival featured a variety of hair-centric showcases, including Houston’s Top “Natural” Hair Stylist, , Loc It or Leave It, Biggest Afro Competition “Just Froing Off”, and Nzuri’s Best Put Together Person as well as unique fashion show competitions.
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Extra MoJo! #2, a print anthology of 14 Black women’s poetry and flash memoir), Publication Date: July 2016
Cover image: “Maya” (photograph) © 2015 Patricia Wallace Jones
Featured Writers: Cherrell Bates * Anna K. Betts * atlas brown * Featured Writer Marcie Eanes * Rekaya Gibson * Meredith King * Diane L. Lewis * Lynda McLellan * April V. Parker * Helen Patmon * Brittany Rogers * Reena Walker * Robin G. White
*MoJo! (Maps-One Journal) was founded to encourage a writing-for-publication focus in MAPS-ONE’s BWWG of memoirists and poets, organized by New England writer Mignon Ariel King. MAPS-ONE means Memoir and Poetry Sisterhood of New England, but all Black women (21+) are eligible for publication regardless of geographic location or publication history.
Hidden Charm Press (HCP) was founded in 2011 to celebrate the writing mojo of Black women writers — who are seriously under-represented in the literary books publishing industry. HCP is the sister press of the online journal MoJo!* MoJo! was founded in 2008 as an outlet for the Black Women Writer’s Group that met in Massachusetts from 2008-2009.
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