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These Black Military Servicewomen Are Unapologetically Rocking Their Natural Hair In Uniform

Captain Deshauna Barber, U.S. Army, photo courtesy of Vogue In 2014, Army Regulation 670-1 mandated that soldiers were banned from wearing most natural hairstyles—including “twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids”– along with hijabs, religious beards, and turbans while in service. Continue Reading But in January of 2017, after receiving numerous complaints that the ban was discriminatory from …

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She Lost Her Best Friend To Breast Cancer While Pursuing Her PhD. Here’s How She’s Still Fighting For Her.

Breast cancer researcher Dr. Joy McDaniel in the laboratory at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. McDaniel’s work may lead to a new targeted therapy for deadly triple negative breast cancer. (HudsonAlpha photo) Written by Tiffani Greenaway of Dr. Joy McDaniel was pursuing her PhD when her she lost her best friend. At just 24 …