In the spirit of Maat and Unity now is the time to mark your calendars, save your money, start making plans to come to the authentic, memorable

Philly Locks Conference

Nwasho & Montsho Edu

Netfah Bell, CEO Simply Netfah

Thando Kafele

Professor Griff

Professor Bayyinah Bello

Marcus Kline

Founders of

Freedom International Home Academy

Aja Sole Shah


Fred Hampton, Jr

 Ayo Handy-Kendi

The Breath Sekou

Founder of Black Love Day

Student Minister

Nuri Muhammad

Sunni Patterson

Tahir RBG

Musician, producer,

Repat Nation,

Plus many more informative and exciting speakers in our

Free Workshops/seminars

Back by Popular demand!

In honor of our founder,

Sharon L. Goodman,

we are calling all

Natural hairstylists and brothers and sisters who love natural hair to join  the

25th Annual Natural Hair Showcase and Competition

contact Sakinah Ali-Sabree

for details  @ 

or call -- 267-259-8400

This video features Kathleen Cleaver of the Black Panther Party

breaking down

"Why we wear our hair like this",

this message is powerful.

There is beauty, strength,

and a necessity to reclaiming of

our cultural hair-itage!

Review of 2016 Conference

Review of 2015

Giving honor and thanks to the Creator and the ancestors, despite the threats of bad weather and a hurricane, brothers and sisters came out to support our 21st year of presenting the original and authentic cultural and educational Locks Conference. The vibrations were high, the atmosphere as always was full of love and joy. Additionally, the positive energy, knowledge, creativity, and coins were free-flowing.

We forever give special thanks to Ruff Mic of Precise Science, now an ancestor for creating this awesome theme song for us.

Thando Kafele

"The Loc King"

speaks his mind about AILC in the city of

"Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection!

2020 will usher in two special

Annual International Locks Conference events:

"Natural Hair Appreciation Day"


"Protecting and Educating Our Own"

Stay tuned!

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6801 North 16th street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19126

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