African women who were enslaved in America wore head coverings and I’ve heard several theories on the reasons why. The first is that the scarf on their head identified the plantation they belonged to. The second is that there were female mistresses who were envious of the diversify of styles and textures of black hair and made their female slaves cover up their mane out of jealousy. The third is a lack of ability to care properly for their hair while enslaved. Whatever the reason hair textures began to change once the masters began raping slave girls who later produced biracial children. This is why there are so many different textures of black hair, which can be bone straight or extremely coarse.
The executives at The Young and the Restless had given July 6, as a tentative date to begin taping again. Fans were eagerly awaiting to hear when the first new episodes we’re going to appear on screen. Unfortunately, the recent upswing in this latest coronavirus has caused the CBS daytime drama to have a set back and delay new episodes until at least mid-July. This is disappointing to fans because there have been no fresh programs since March. Now that COVID-19 is increasing once more, there simply are no guarantees where this pandemic is concerned. Viewers should prepare themselves for the possibility of an even longer delay. In the meantime, Soap Dirt revealed last week that Nick, Adam, and Sharon will be three of the first cast members to film new scenes.
Tuesday night’s episode of ‘Greenleaf’ flipped the script on what many viewers thought they had figured out. Fans have been on social media, discussing the possibility that the young man Grace has taken into her home is not her biological child. A number of viewers thought the reason AJ did not want his parents to visit him in the hospital is that he was ashamed to have been scamming everyone. Another angle that was brought up on Facebook is that the young man who died was really the son Gigi had by Noah, and put up for adoption.
The soap world is losing a dynamic actress as Kristian Alphonso has decided to leave Days of Our Lives. She announced on Instagram on July 6 that she has filmed her final scenes and will not be with the show when it returns in September. Alphonzo, along with Peter Reckel were one of the most popular soap couples ever as Bo and Hope Brady. I remember when a young Alphonzo took over the role of Doug Williams's daughter and Julie's half sister. She portrayed a teen who was smitten with Beauregard Brady who regarded her as a mere child. She eventually won his heart and their wedding was one of the highest rated soap episodes ever.
You may not have heard of Craig Wright but he is the man behind the hit OWN series Greenleaf. The show airs on Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM and follows the lives of the Bishop of a megachurch and his family. Wright first met Oprah Winfrey when he was hired as a consultant on her program Belief. The two began talking and found out they had some things in common regarding their lives. Oprah had grown up in the black church and Wright had once spent time with Rabi’s thinking this was his calling. He later received a Master of Divinity and became a Methodist minister. He left it all behind when he received a call to come to Hollywood to utilize his talent as a writer.
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