The U. S. Military has decided to chill out on the restrictions it once had on hairstyles worn generally by African American female soldiers. According to Chuck Hagel, the Secretary of Defense, styles such as the once-banned “two-strand twists” are now acceptable in the Army, Air Force and Navy.
The announcement follows months of fierce backlash.
A letter sent to Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, by Hagel said the military had spent the past three months reviewing the definition of acceptable styles. This led a charge against the military’s decision to ban natural hairstyles like dreadlocks and twists. Continue reading →
*Let’s be real. There is some information we need to know, and some information we are just nosy for and want to know. We’re going to admit to the second option here, we WANT to know how First Lady, Michelle Obama, keeps her hair looking so healthy and natural.
And who better to tell us the real deal, than her personal hairstylist.
It can’t be easy having to remain tight-lipped about styling such a VIP, but its par for the course. Now Johnny Wright – who came onboard as official hairstylist for Michelle Obama in 2009 – is opening up about what it’s really like to style the first lady. Continue reading →
*Of all the trespassers that could’ve ended up on the White House lawn, and cause the U. S. Secret Service drama, a toddler was apprehended, after a quick get-away from mom and dad. Apparently the little adventurer had squeezed through the gate, according to NBC News. Continue reading →
*Well this is an interesting study. It appears that, if you are white, and provided evidence that shows the U.S. criminal justice system disproportionately targets black people, then you are more likely to support harsh criminal justice policies than if you were unaware of this evidence.
A study done by Stanford post-doctoral fellow Rebecca Hetey, in the school’s Psychology department and Jennifer Eberhardt, her faculty advisor, claims that if you inform white people that African Americans are significantly over-represented in the prison population it “may actually bolster support for the very policies that perpetuate the inequality.”
*The Reverend Al Sharpton is responding to comments made by Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) and Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) president Patrick Lynch.
“It is outrageously insulting to all police officers to say that we go out on our streets to choke people of color, as Al Sharpton stated while seated at the table right next to our mayor at City Hall,” Lynch said. “It is a person’s behavior that leads to interactions with the police, not who they are, not what they look like or how much money is in their pocket.”
Lynch was referring to a roundtable meeting at City Hall last week between Sharpton, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and others on police-community relations.
“Al Sharpton’s words do nothing to build a bond between New York City police officers and the communities that we serve and protect each and every day,” according to Lynch.
In an email to EURweb, here is Rev. Sharpton’s response:
*Somehow, I get the feeling this will come as no surprise to the readers of this post. After all, NYPD is probably so pissed at this man whose video of their horrific behavior went viral and solidified a distrust people already had of them, they probably set up surveillance to catch him at anytime.
So they say, its weapons possession.
Ramsey Orta was recognized by the family of Eric Garner, when he attended his dead friends funeral; and the Rev. Al Sharpton called him up to the podium. Continue reading →
*Well if this don’t beat all! Please join me as I shake my head on this one. It appears that if cops are not beating the crap out of somebody, they are stealing peoples’ possessions.
A Connecticut state police trooper accused of stealing jewelry and cash from the body of John Scalesse, a motorcyclist who died at the scene of a motorcycle crash, pleaded guilty today to felony charges and will spend more than a year in prison, according to the court.
Aaron Huntsman, had been a state trooper with the department for nearly two decades at the time of the crime, and is now guilty of third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence. Continue reading →
*The death of Eric Garner last week still has emotions running high; and campaigns such as #JusticeForEricGarner have been mobilized to ensure those who caused his unnecessary death will be held accountable. The 43-year-old father of six died on the watch of NYPD officers who jumped on top of him and placed him in a choke-hold as he screamed, “I can’t breathe,” beneath their collective weight.