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The US Army Reversed Its Natural Hair Restrictions!

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CN Says: We did it, we did it!  I’ve been talking to our curly troops about this issue since 2012 so it’s amazing to see how our efforts can affect positive change.  via Refinery 29- Just five months after the Army released a controversial update to Army Regulation 670-1, which severely restricted the hairstyles of women with natural locks, the Pentagon…

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Congress Demands U.S. Army Grooming Standards to Change

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source by Devri Velazquez On Tuesday, March 27th, 2014 we published an article titled Are the Proposed Army Changes Discriminatory to Women With Natural Hair?. This post outlined the new regulations the U.S. Army’s AR 670-1 created on natural hair.  Read On!>>> The Congressional Black Caucus recently penned a letter to Secretary Charles Hagel of the U.S. Department of Defense…

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Are the Proposed Army Changes (AR 607-1) Discriminatory to Women with Natural Hair?

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by Tia of www.naturallyfitandfab.com Thursday, March 19th, new army regulations as it relates to grooming and appearance were leaked online. The leaked information included a PowerPoint, Army Regulation 670-1 leader training, with explicit details and pictures explaining the new polices. Many of the new guidelines directly affect African American women in the Army. Updated Female Grooming Standards include the following: Clarifies…

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On the Couch with Jada Pinkett Smith

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The CN reader that’s heading to the red carpet tomorrow is… Kieran Windley @CitifiedKay  Congrats!!! Say hi to Jada and Angela for me! Hola chicas! Yesterday I had the rare opportunity and honor to speak with the talented and brilliant actor/director, Jada Pinkett Smith.  This entertainment legend, who I assume rocks an ‘S’ on her chest beneath her ultra chic…

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News Anchor, Stephanie Satchell, Goes Natural!

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via Newsplex.com It’s a growing trend in the African American community. Many women are saying “no” to chemical straighteners, weaves, extensions, wigs and heat and instead switching back to wearing their natural hair. CBS19’s Stephanie Satchell takes a look at the trend that some people are now calling a movement. For decades, African American women have been going to great…

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America’s Obsession with Black Female Identities

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Reagan, Romney, Rhimes and Rap Music: America’s Obsession with Black Female Identities by Erica Thurman of EricaThurman.com Rewind. In 1976, Ronald Reagan did what many politicians do when giving anecdotal support of his/her platform—he made stuff up. “She has eighty names, thirty addresses, twelve Social Security cards and is collecting veteran’s benefits on four non-existing deceased husbands. And she is…

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