Star of “the Color Purple,” Desreta Jackson’s New Book “The Black Hair Conspiracy”

Star of “the Color Purple,” Desreta Jackson’s New Book “The Black Hair Conspiracy”

by July 10, 2019
“The Black Hair Conspiracy” Receiving Rave Reviews and Has Been Accepted by The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
 
ONTARIO, Calif. — Desreta Jackson, iconic actress best-known for her starring role as “young Celie” in the Oscar-nominated film, “The Color Purple,” and creator and CEO of BlackSilk Products and the Healthy Hair Expo, is gaining notoriety as an author and receiving rave reviews for her premier book, “The Black Hair Conspiracy.”
 
“The Black Hair Conspiracy” takes an in-depth look into the psychological effects of social media standards of beauty and its mental and physical impact by connecting historical facts with philosophical theories. It debunks a series of lies and provides a step-by-step guide on how to grow and maintain healthy, natural hair while disproving common lessons and practices passed down by mass media and the hair care industry. 
 
Recently accepted by The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution based in Denver, Colorado, “The Black Hair Conspiracy” is endorsed as an important literary contribution and will be inaugurated later this year as part of a special collection.
 
“This book is informative and educational while being helpful, entertaining and controversial,” said D.B. M.A.Ed, and verified Amazon purchaser. “Darwinism is flipped on its head as Ms. Jackson uses his own theory against him.”
 
“The Black Hair Conspiracy” is the result of Jackson’s desire to educate readers of the dangers of bad braiders, hair stylists, and salons, as well as invalidate common myths and customs. It works to teach how to connect with one’s own hair energy and harness the powers of understanding personal and financial wealth connections.
 
Available at independent book stores and on Amazon. MSRP: $19.99. High-res images and press copies are available upon request. Additionally, Desreta is available for interviews.


About Desreta Jackson:

 
Desreta Jackson, born in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, is best known for her starring role as “young Celie” in the 1985 Oscar-nominated film, “The Color Purple“, directed by Steven Spielberg with Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Laurence Fishburne.
Her stellar performance in “The Color Purple” launched her career, landing her such roles like those in SisterAct, Mancuso FBI  and other made-for-TV movies. It also led to Ms. Jackson producing one of the first reality shows made for television, setting a trend before reality shows became the accepted norm. 

Among many other accomplishments, Ms. Jackson was honored with the 2011Prestige Award for her contribution to African American history, being honorably cited in the African American Film Encyclopedia, as an iconic actress in cinematic history. She is truly a living legend where you may see the clothes she wore and her name in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for the role she played in The Color Purple.  She was also honored with not one but two prestigious MAC AWARDS by the state of Virginia for Black History Month (VaBHMA) where she was the guest of honor being recognized for her philanthropy in the black community and entrepreneurship along with the BULLDOG award for her devotion and perseverance to overcome obstacles.   These awards are given only to those who have personally and professionally advocated a future of racial freedom and equality to keep the “Yes We Can” dream alive.
 
Channeling her energy in other directions, Desreta’s natural business savvy and negotiation skills inspired her journey into social activism. She invested over 1.1 million dollars of personal finances into rebuilding her community of Watts, Los Angeles.  She dedicated time to invest in home restoration projects that provided victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Homelessness and their families with a home they could call their own.  She pioneered a program that focused on educating and hiring members of communities in need, leading to her company Mohogany Mane and its’ innovative concepts to go viral. 
Ms. Jackson’s philanthropic approach attracted many international companies seeking her advice and national companies for her strategic marketing.  She has worked in creating and restructuring programs along with managing events with a strong focus on execution and closure.

Currently, she is making her name in yet another industry. She’s setting another level of innovation and business foresight with her company brand BlackSilk, “The First African American Luxury Hair Care Line,” where she was credited in 2012 as “the Madam C.J Walker of the New Millennium…” At that time she was even recognized by “Innovative Technology and Breakthroughs” for her contributions to making a change in the hair care industry by bringing the first of its kind, 3-step system designed to seamlessly switch between pressing the hair silky straight to a defined natural curl as a replacement to the conventional perm.
 
Today and continually, Desreta engages her time and energy to open new doors to other concepts. She’s  currently seeking to bring about a change as the producer of “The Healthy Hair Expos” and touring with her new book, “The Black Hair Conspiracy.”
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