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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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Exclusive Interview w/ Father of Girl Sent Home for Wearing DreadLocks- “We Just Want Our Story Heard”

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Tiana Parker This morning I shared the heartbreaking story of 7-year-old Tiana Parker. She was sent home from Deborah Brown Community School in Tulsa, Oklahoma because her hair was deemed inappropriate and distracting. According to the school’s policy, ‘hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable’.  KOKI, reported that Tiana’s father, Terrence Parker, pulled her out of classes…

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Afro Puffs, Politics and Privilege

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by Erica Thurman of EricaThurman.com  “So what? You wear your hair natural. Now, add darker skin to that. Add a different physique. How much harder do you think things would be for you? You’ve been acting like there is an equal playing field even among people who occupy the same category of oppression. The fact is that you’re a skinny,…

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Access Denied

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  By Andrea Dawn This past weekend I had an unsettling experience that I’m trying to make sense of. I thought that sharing the story and hearing your feedback might help me put it in perspective. I was having a great time shopping in an urban neighborhood known for its hip, bohemian shops, vintage clothing stores, indie cafes and culturally…

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