U.S. Army Deems Braids, Afros And Twists ‘Unauthorized’ In New Grooming Policy

Hmmmmm……

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1 The U.S. Army is proposing a few changes to its grooming and appearance standards that many army vets have deemed discriminatory, particularly to women of color.

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According to reports, “Army Regulation 670-1” approved on March 6, restricts female soldiers from wearing most natural hair styles including “twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids”while deployed. For those who do not follow the guidelines, they will be forced to cut theses styles or wear wigs. Army veteran “Tonya” spoke with Al Jazeera and called the new rules, which aren’t officially implemented, “deliberate.” She said many of the natural hair styles serve a purpose for women who are deployed and don’t have access to maintenance products or tools.

“It’s very targeted because we all know who they’re talking about even though they never explicitly say the world ‘black’ or ‘African-American.’ We all know…

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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 5 Ivy League Schools Compete For DC Teen With 4.3 GPA

Inspiring! Go #AveryCoffey!

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Avery Coffey

Avery Coffey, a high school senior from one of the poorest parts of Washington D.C., is in high demand this college-acceptance season. The 17-year-old from Benjamin Banneker Academic High School was accepted to five of the top schools in the nation.

According to Fox DC, Coffey applied to five Ivy League universities, and amazingly he was accepted at all of them: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Brown.

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Coffey, who has a 4.3 grade point average, also received very generous financial aid packages from four of the five schools. (Harvard is still formulating their offer.) Although he hasn’t made up his mind yet, he said he’s leaning toward Penn or Harvard.

This was major news for the inner city student, who grew up in a single-parent household in D.C.’s…

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Job Hunting: Should you press your Natural tresses?

So I have the daunting task of searching for a new job. Anybody that has been in this position knows that this can be nerve racking! The idea of waking up each day and checking your inbox to see if anyone has gotten back to you. Or applying for hundreds of jobs that you think you may qualify for but not one of those companies gives you a callback. The process can lead you to drink. Seriously.

 

When I started, I was faced with a number of questions: How will they react to my hair? Should I straighten it? Push it back with a headband? Do I wear a wig? Will my hair affect me not getting this position? Will I catch them looking at my hair? And YES! All of these questions flew through my head at the same damn time.

I quickly pushed all of these thoughts out of my head because:

1. I LOVE my hair.

2: Theres no way Im going to apply heat to my hair everyday especially when Ive been on a no heat strike since July.

3. I dont have any extra money to buy a wig- not a good one anyway! Lol

4. My resume speaks for itself. If I can be passed over for a position because of my hair then I wasnt meant to work for that company anyway. (Cocky much? I guess. Lol)

In other words, the answer to all of my questions: I dont care. No. No. No. I dont care. I dont care. Lol

 

Let me hear from you! Any others have reservations about how their natural hair affects their professional appearance? I wanna know! 

 

Not at all close to what my mini Fro looks like but just as a reference... lol

Not at all close to what my mini Fro looks like but just as a reference… lol

MPN Detox Bath

Dealing with a full work load, a inquisitive little boy and trying to start and maintain a business is VERY challenging. I wanted to relax and unwind after a stressful day and I thought to myself ‘I havent taken a bath in awhile.’ I normally just jump in the shower everyday- Quick fast and get it out of the way but theres NOTHING like a nice hot bath to sooth the soul. The ingredients for this detox bath are easy and most of us have these things laying around the house and tucked away in the cabinets and closets anyway.

1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup of baking soda

1 cup of epsom salt

5 to 8 drops of lavender essential oil

A glass of your favorite wine (optional- and this does NOT go in the tub lol)

Personally, I like my bath water to be scorching hot from the start. I let it cool a bit, lit a couple of candles, turned on my shower speaker and jumped right in. I could immediately feel the effects. Together each component works together to eliminate pain, improve your immune system, relieve stress and leave your skin silky smooth. Like with any detox bath- the ingredients are meant to draw impurities out and will without a doubt leave you with a feeling of fatigue. Its best to use this detox before turning in for the night. Ive made a promise that I will use this detox method twice a month.

If you have any other ways you like to detox then please share and after you try this one, please come back and share your experience.

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