At the 22nd Annual Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show at the Georgia International Convention Center on April 27th, founder and chief visionary officer of TheBlackManCan, Inc (TBMC), Brandon Fram, will be hosting the organization’s first “Daddy Does Hair Too” event.

“We’re going to have about 10 fathers on stage, and they’re going to be receiving instructions from a hairstylist on how to do hairstyles for their daughters,” Frame said. “All of the daddy-daughter duos are going to receive $200 worth of hair care products to take home with them.”

“After, we’re going to hear from the dads and the girls about what their experience was like, and if they enjoyed it. We’re also going to film it and be able to go live.”

An Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and celebrating men and boys of color. The organization coined “Daddy Does Hair Too” after exploring providing opportunities to promote and showcase Black men as thriving fathers.

“Over the years we’ve been focused on connecting boys to mentors in order to build brotherhood,” Frame said. “So we thought if we’re thinking about impacting Black men and Black families, we need to also focus on the tough point of fatherhood,”

“There’s this movie and book coming out about this dad doing his daughter’s hair. It’s one of those things that happen frequently, but the narrative is never told.”

In response to an online discussion concerning the lack of Black fathers depicted doing their daughters hair, several people submitted videos of Black fathers and daughters spending quality time over a fresh head of hair.

“People started posting in the comments that they wished they had a space to learn to do hair,” Frame said. “So I made the observation that dads were looking for an opportunity to have that bonding experience to do their daughter’s hair. We’re really grateful to have established an event to do that.”

Frame says that his reasons to premiere “Daddy Does Hair Too,” at the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show comes from the fact that highly popular hair show takes place in Atlanta, the same place where he birthed TBMC.

“Almost everything that we ever first did that has become apart of TheBlackManCan, we have launched in Atlanta,” Frame continued. “So we wanted to continue with that trend. Atlanta is kind of the birthplace of TheBlackManCan.

A Morehouse College graduate, Frame created TBMC back in 2010; exactly a year after he graduated.

“While I was in college, I would hear my fellow Morehouse brothers talk about their dreams and their goals to start a mentoring program on the Eastside of Atlanta, at Charles R. Drew Charter School,” Frame said. “It made me realize that I had a passion and purpose for the intersection of business and education.”

“Through Morehouse, my brothers, and the mentor program, I realized that in order for men of color to see positive images of themselves they need to have their stories told. So I followed through on that obligation and created TheBlackManCan in April of 2010.”

Frame says, what started as a blog that provided positive narratives regarding Black men, later became a 501(c)(3) organization in 2017.

TBMC has since launched other programs and events including TBMC Institute, Building A Better Brother Summit, My First Tie Experience, Power Couple Brunch, and TBMC Annual Awards Show.

The organization has been able to grow the Building A Better Brother Summit into over 16 summits across the country.

Tickets to attend the Daddy Does Hair Too event at the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show range from approximately $10 to $30. Information about upcoming TBMC events can be found on their social media platforms and website, https://www.theblackmancan.org.

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