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Episode 1: Angela Okafor, Let's Talk About Black Hair Culture
Episode 123rd April 2023 • In the Pocket • Florence S. Edwards
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This episode we meet Angela Okafor, a Bangor Maine resident. She is a renaissance woman with multiple businesses, from her law firm to her international market Tropical Tastes and Styles. She is groundbreaking in the work that she does to keep her community of Bangor unified and not divided. This hour long episode we talk about Black hair culture from its versatility to how it can be oppressed in the U.S.

For the first time this ITP episode has a companion art installation which can be seen at Mayo Street Arts from May 5-June25. Opening reception is May 5th from 6pm-8pm. Gallery hours are Fridays and Sundays from 12pm-4pm.

The art installation is called Afro in Utero and is a mixed media piece that furthers the discussion of Black hair culture in America. Hopefully, listeners in Maine take advantage of this immersive experience, while it lasts.




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