Tuesday, December 14, 2004

"FADE To Black"
By Salvador Gabor




Slade Baxter III was named Jr. President of the "American High Top Fade Association". This nomination was made official after a hard interviewing process. Slade vowed to maintain his fade (along with the curls) and promised not to give into peer pressure and grow dreds and/or cornrows. The American High Top Fade Association was created in 1993 when the "Caeser" haircut which was once the prominent cut in African-American culture once again became popular. It is a society that unites and links those people willing to be stuck in the late 80's and early 90's.

Some of the more famous members are Wayne Brady, Randall Cunningham, Big Daddy Kane, Tavis Smiley, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Slade looks for his fade to take him to higher levels. As Jr. President he will lead the direction of the fade for the younger wearers of the hairstyle. He will also be in heavy talks with barbers above the Mason-Dixon line on revamping the Fade Fad. Slade will also be in charge of developing a counsel of recruiters of young people who could possibly revisit the fade style and keep the legacy going.

In other AHTFA news, Verna McGahee was named Mrs. High Top Fade for the state of Alabama. She looks to expand the female population of fade wearers and also widen the age group of women with fades.