The dark truth behind the million-dollar ‘black gold’ business

The dark truth behind the million-dollar 'black gold' business 1


In July 2020, US authorities seized 13 tons of human hair imported from Xinjiang, China, and alleged the products were made with forced labor. CNN's Ivan Watson traces the supply chain of the multimillion-dollar hair business in the US and uncovers the dark truth behind it.

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77 Comments on "The dark truth behind the million-dollar ‘black gold’ business"

  1. Fake hair is garbage.

    Real hair is beautiful.

    • Charles Queen | October 9, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      @Soul2Soul ya I agree with you

    • Factsthat Hurtfeelings | October 9, 2020 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      What’s up with CNN running a negative story about China. China is the master of democrats. You don’t criticize them. I’m sure the Chinese government is giving millions to the biden/Harris campaign fund. Lmao

    • @Factsthat Hurtfeelings always some CS from the dumpster making comments!

    • @Araf Chowdhury yep

    • My hair is down to my tailbone. Curly or straight if I choose. I’ve always put much care and love my hair altho I’ve been ridiculed by women for never have worn a wig but naturalists, men and the older generation praise my hair. Go figure 😕

  2. … 😂 … so really it’s China gold like Nike with the Chinese *s*l*a*v*e*s* …

    • Black women makes it gold, diamonds, platinum etc for China.

    • Bro I’ve seen nike shirts that say ” primitive”, and they wear it without thought!

    • @Ricky Nineteenth  but liberals will vote Biden even though he’s deep in bed with China as is Hillary Clinton.. Trump in 2016 ran to take them to task and has.. and now morons with the ability to vote want to reverse that… oh the irony.

    • @ZeroMass so is everything in this stfu and get off your made in China phone and get rid of your made in China Trump apparel.

    • @Kay Luv why so emotional? If I don’t design it myself, I only purchase japanese, german, South korean, and select other countries electronics. And even my own engineerd products, parts, and manufacturers / suppliers, are located in above said countries..

      I’m not a trashy sheep Walmart shopper like you 🤟😜

  3. Embrace the Afro

    • Biden Thoughts | October 9, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      My lil sugar baby Karmela has that good hair. C’mon man!

    • @Biden Thoughts you ain’t black unless you got a fro

    • THEGREAT GEEKSBY | October 9, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

      Biden Thoughts but something you didn’t think of about Kamala…that thing you. YOU KNOW,….YOU KNOW THE THING!

    • Biden Thoughts | October 9, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @THEGREAT GEEKSBY the thing was a little nappy for my tastes. The reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some black woman was able to stock the grocery shelves. But that doesn’t make me want to kiss a cactus.

  4. This is appalling

  5. Buzz Lightyear | October 9, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Reply

    They make it in China and label it as Brazilian hair lol

    • China forces prisoners to give up theirs against their will, that’s true! CNN this is the only good report I’ve seen here in a LONG time.

    • @tam gr Fox news covered it a couple of months ago…. CNN’s trying to catch up 🙃

    • @ZeroMass How many patents does Ivanka Trump have in China? I’ll wait…

    • @Curly73 do you even know why people get patents in china? That’s a pretty lame canned talking point..

      It’s amazing how liberals have been outsourcing jobs to China and bending over and kowtowing to the slave labor communists for decades, and then proceed to blame people for having to work within the very system that greedy liberals created… Ignorant sheep with the right to vote… Damn shame.

    • @ZeroMass Do you know why people get patents? Probably not. You have a problem with Hillary Clinton but not Ivanka. Typical republican logic, not seeing the hypocrisy. Thank God only 1/3 of the country support trump

  6. Malca's Grace | October 9, 2020 at 6:44 PM | Reply

    That’s why I am a Black Woman with dreadz
    Locs….I’m all NATURAL no weaves no wigs
    I’m not perfect but I love me💕💕💕
    We ALL ✊🏻✊✊🏽✊🏿have worth DONT let anyone anyone tell you different

  7. I thought black gold was oil. You know, Texas tea.

  8. Kouame K. Samson | October 9, 2020 at 6:47 PM | Reply

    It’s time to keep your natural beautiful hair and forget about this product.

    • @Eva Wallacej I knew me a black wahmen who loved her some creamy corn

    • THEGREAT GEEKSBY | October 9, 2020 at 8:24 PM | Reply

      It Was A Good Idea At The Time I’ve never met a black women who has all of that crap on them that had alopecia. Not one and I’ve known a lot of chicks. It has very little to do with that. This is just poor decisions on top of poor decisions.

    • @It Was A Good Idea At The Time stop spending so much time trying to be what the WHITE MAN WANTS because the black man is quickly becoming a lost cause to most of you .

    • @Eva Wallacej if he love you or ever loved you hair don’t change anything.

  9. That (industrial park) has a strong resemblance to a concentration camp.

    • America does the same with it’s prison’s paying prisoners peanuts to make products ….. they jailed for the slightest thing

  10. Paradoxical Psychop0mp | October 9, 2020 at 6:49 PM | Reply

    Not to be that guy, but what about all of the forced labor in the US through the 13th amendment?

    • Paradoxical Psychop0mp | October 9, 2020 at 8:44 PM | Reply

      @Biden Thoughts first off, this is kinda hilarious, so I have to grant you that.

      Second, while I normally don’t feed trolls, you seem hungry, and I’m in a giving mood, so:

      The massive increase in migrant detention has created record profits for US correctional corporations off the backs of CIVIL infractions, which by law would be no more than a ticket. This is (admittedly, created but not enforced to the current level, by the Obama administration) largely due to the Drumpf administration’s policies. It’s no surprise that people tied directly to “corrections” and the Military-Industrial complex hold so many cabinet and advisory positions.

      You scratch my AR, I’ll scratch your thin blue line, right?

    • @Paradoxical Psychop0mp he’s got some good ones ill give him that.

    • Biden Thoughts | October 9, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      @Paradoxical Psychop0mp my sweet boo thang knows about using prisoners for cheap labor.

    • Lord Tutinean | October 9, 2020 at 9:20 PM | Reply

      Evets Sirrah
      … to change the norm you must protest.. America and China exist the way they dare to today due to protest and or outrage. “ don’t like…” have a tea party, in Boston… a civil war… a civil rights movement… but if you are the white privileged you hate protest- lock up “…dems peeples…”! Hypocrisy is apparent…!

    • Debbie Marquis | October 9, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      @Ricky Nineteenth Freedom’s
      .??? ..for who???

  11. Takeyla - God's Purposeful Daughter | October 9, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

    This is horrible, that is not right, no one should be forced into labor. I agree with the stylist, more education should be noted as to where this hair originated. Ya’ll we have pray for the entire world. It’s shown here also that, Injustice is universal, and its not just in America.

  12. Christ with a Y | October 9, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

    Chris Rock’s documentary, “Good Hair” touches on this somewhat. If you haven’t seen it, do it👍🏼

    • Sinister Minister | October 9, 2020 at 8:57 PM | Reply

      @Vincent M I’m white and even I can tell Cletus ain’t no black man.

    • Factsthat Hurtfeelings | October 9, 2020 at 9:15 PM | Reply

      It’s sad they have to put black owned business in the window so it doesn’t get burnt down. Most folks who need to shop there won’t take them long to figure out it’s a black business. But if your in a hurry to just burn something you won’t take the time to realize.

    • @Dr. Jamal Washington America does the same with it’s prison’s paying prisoners peanuts to make products ….. they jailed for the slightest thing

    • Dr. Jamal Washington | October 9, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @Alba1970 I agree and in both cases it is wrong. Sadly in the prisoner situation you and I, and millions and millions of American Taxpayers pay about 30,000 a year per prisoner to pay for their keep, which is ridiculous!

    • Dr. Jamal Washington | October 9, 2020 at 9:57 PM | Reply

      This says it all, and it is disgusting…..Kind of sickening when you realize that Joe Biden wants to make U.S.A. Communist/Socialist just like China, even Libtard LeBron James defended China, as long as Libtard LeBron James is making millions and millions of dollars having slave labor and children make his sneakers what does he care, which is disgusting!!!! What does a Senile Rapist that wants to make America Communist/Socialist look like?????? Easy this is him, the documented Racist that he is, right here!!!! ………

  13. I tell everyone stop buying that mess. Chris Rock did a documentary about where it comes from. I stop getting that stuff years ago n wear my hair natural. My natural hair is very long down my back using my own made products.

  14. I thank CNN for their honesty on real reporting on this subject

  15. Therefore, Orange Man Bad?

  16. Why do we put that BS in our heads when our natural hair is already beautiful when tended to

  17. So this is news…Dont want to talk about the LIE around Breonna Taylor huh?

  18. U NiqUtilities | October 9, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

    “Our hair is our glory”?!?!?!? While peddling fake/donated hair… Interesting… Natural all the way!

  19. Curious, why are tens of thousands of African American ladies wearing wigs and weaves to change their natural hair but if Caucasian women do certain hairstyles it’s racist and cultural appropriation?

  20. “Blacks unlike the Latino Community that’s incredible Diverse” :Joe Biden’s recent comments Degrading the Black Community

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