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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by Michaela Angela Davis (CNN) — Hair in the Black community is like a religion, resplendent with ritual, devotion, mythology, metaphor, plenty of pomp and circumstance. Black hair arguably is one of the quickest indicators of ethnicity, ethos and sometimes, politics. This past week, two very different children found their very different “ethnic” hairstyles in the spotlight on two very different political stages.
The world’s problems are normally solved at the hair salon. On a recent visit to the beauty parlor I got into a good debate about the hair of some very famous people. It is so amazing that hair has always been such a concern to Black people: do we have good hair, nappy hair, real hair, hair weave or a wig?