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Black girls at Mass. school win freedom to wear hair braid extensions – Washington Post

Mya and Deanna Cook at Fenway Park in Boston. (Courtesy of the Cook family) After stern admonishments from the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, the Boston-area charter school that punished black girls for wearing braided hair extensions decided Sunday to suspend its controversial dress code policies that parents and activists say unfairly target children of color. The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School first came under fire earlier this month for its hair —…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The prom dress: An anthropological history of America’s sexual coming-of-age costume – Quartz

A strange ritual takes place across the United States each spring. It shares elements with the Hindu marriage ceremony, in which the young bride is wrapped in a red sari, and joined with her life-mate amid elaborate festivities. Or Japan’s Seijin-no-Hi, when young women adorn themselves in beautifully detailed kimonos and men don their smartest suits. Or the Ghanaian puberty rite of Dipo, in which girls wear ceremonial cloths as…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Young Guns Sargent, De La Torre Fire USA to 3-3 Comeback Draw … – U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog)

INCHEON, Korea Republic (May 22, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team used Luca De La Torre’s cool finish in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to earn a valuable 3-3 draw against Ecuador in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup at Incheon Football Stadium. The goal came on the heels of a brace from U-20 MNT debutant Josh Sargent, whose two goals…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Donald Trump to America: Please impeach me – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share Learn the laws, steps and votes needed in the Presidential impeachment process. An earlier version of this video incorrectly identified one of the president’s who was impeached. USA TODAY President Trump shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the White House, May 10, 2017.(Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP) Donald Trump is doing an excellent impression of a president who desperately wishes…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Reports: Ford CEO Mark Fields is being ousted – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share Ford Motors is expected to give current CEO Mark Fields the boot and promote Jim Hackett. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 Ford CEO Mark Fields discussed the company’s future mobility initiatives in a presentation in January. Fields has recently come under pressure to do something about Ford’s lagging stock price.(Photo: Ford Motor Company) Ford Motor’s board is expected to announce Monday that it has…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Trustees of Malden school suspend controversial hair policy – The … – The Boston Globe

MALDEN — The board of trustees of a Malden charter school unanimously voted to suspend a controversial policy that punished students for wearing hair braid extensions, a rule that many said discriminates against black and biracial students. The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School eliminated that provision of the school’s dress code for the rest of the academic year on Sunday, after meeting privately for more than two hours to discuss…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Mass. attorney general tells charter school to end ban on braided … – CBS News

BOSTON — The Massachusetts attorney general says a Boston charter school’s policy that bans braided hair extensions is discriminatory, violating state and federal law, CBS Boston reports. Maura Healey’s office sent a letter to the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School on Friday, ordering the school to immediately stop enforcing its hair and makeup policy. Last week, two sisters, Deanna and Mya, said they were punished and kept from school events because they…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The prom dress: An anthropological history of America’s sexual coming-of-age costume – Quartz

A strange ritual takes place across the United States each spring. It shares elements with the Hindu marriage ceremony, in which the young bride is wrapped in a red sari, and joined with her life-mate amid elaborate festivities. Or Japan’s Seijin-no-Hi, when young women adorn themselves in beautifully detailed kimonos and men don their smartest suits. Or the Ghanaian puberty rite of Dipo, in which girls wear ceremonial cloths as…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Reports: Ford CEO Mark Fields is ousted – USA TODAY

Ford CEO Mark Fields discussed the company’s future mobility initiatives in a presentation in January. Fields has recently come under pressure to do something about Ford’s lagging stock price.(Photo: Ford Motor Company) Ford Motor’s board is expected to announce Monday that it has ousted CEO Mark Fields, according to multiple reports late Sunday night. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett, head of the company’s “mobility” division and a favorite of Ford executive…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Curtain falls on final Ringling Bros. circus performance – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Associated Press spent the final days with the cast and crew of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, seeing the lives they leave behind on the circus train as the show draws to a close. (May 17) AP Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns stage their final farewell on May 21, 2017 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondaele, New…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

In protest, students walk out on Mike Pence’s Notre Dame commencement speech – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Notre Dame student organization WeStaNDFor led a walkout during Vice President Mike Pence’s address during the school’s commencement. Laken Litman/IndyStar Vice President Mike Pence also delivered the commencement address at Grover City College in Pennsylvania on Saturday.(Photo: AP) SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Vice President Mike Pence called Notre Dame a “vanguard of freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas” during his commencement address…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

UCONNHUSKIES.COM :: Dangerfield and Walker Named to USA … – UConn Huskies

May 21, 2017 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Rising sophomore Crystal Dangerfield and incoming freshman Megan Walker were each selected to the 2017 USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team as announced by USA Basketball on Sunday afternoon.  The team was selected by the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee following four days of trials at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Six-time defending FIBA U19 World Cup for…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Mass. attorney general tells charter school to end ban on braided hair extensions – CBS News

BOSTON — The Massachusetts attorney general says a Boston charter school’s policy that bans braided hair extensions is discriminatory, violating state and federal law, CBS Boston reports. Maura Healey’s office sent a letter to the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School on Friday, ordering the school to immediately stop enforcing its hair and makeup policy. Last week, two sisters, Deanna and Mya, said they were punished and kept from school events because they…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The transformative power of make up on Sarah Laidlaw – Daily Mail

Make up artist Sarah Laidlaw, from Sydney, is the Make Up Artist of the Year She recently made over just one half of a model’s face and hair  The result showed the power make up can have on a woman’s appearance Many beauty guru’s have been trying the half-half challenge of late They do so to prove that women are beautiful with or without cosmetics   By Laura House For…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Yet Another Black Girl’s Hair Policed By Her School, Her Afro Called … – The Root

WCTV Screenshot A 17-year-old high schooler from Florida is the latest black girl to be reprimanded for wearing her hair in traditional black style. All over the world, black girls have their bodies, words and increasingly, hair, policed by those who have no clue. WCTV reports that Jenesis Johnson, an 11th Grader at North Florida Christian, a private school in Tallahassee, Fla., has been wearing an afro for the last…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The prom dress: An anthropological history of America’s sexual coming-of-age costume – Quartz

A strange ritual takes place across the United States each spring. It shares elements with the Hindu marriage ceremony, in which the young bride is wrapped in a red sari, and joined with her life-mate amid elaborate festivities. Or Japan’s Seijin-no-Hi, when young women adorn themselves in beautifully detailed kimonos and men don their smartest suits. Or the Ghanaian puberty rite of Dipo, in which girls wear ceremonial cloths as…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Ron Berkeley, Makeup Artist on Richard Burton Films, Dies at 86 – Hollywood Reporter

He did ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and ‘Equus’ and won an Emmy for ‘Tracey Takes On …’ Ron Berkeley, an Emmy-winning makeup artist who worked with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor on such films as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Taming of the Shrew, has died. He was 86. Berkeley died May 9 at the Motion Picture & Television Country Home in Woodland Hills, his family…

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

The prom dress: An anthropological history of America’s sexual coming-of-age costume – Quartz

A strange ritual takes place across the United States each spring. It shares elements with the Hindu marriage ceremony, in which the young bride is wrapped in a red sari, and joined with her life-mate amid elaborate festivities. Or Japan’s Seijin-no-Hi, when young women adorn themselves in beautifully detailed kimonos and men don their smartest suits. Or the Ghanaian puberty rite of Dipo, in which girls wear ceremonial cloths as…

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

In protest, students walk out on Mike Pence’s Notre Dame commencement speech – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Notre Dame student organization WeStaNDFor led a walkout during Vice President Mike Pence’s address during the school’s commencement. Laken Litman/IndyStar Vice President Mike Pence also delivered the commencement address at Grover City College in Pennsylvania on Saturday.(Photo: AP) SOUTH BEND, Ind. — When Mike Pence took the stage at Notre Dame’s commencement on Sunday, more than 100 students quietly got up from their seats…

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

This Makeup-Removing Sponge Is Like A ShamWow For Your Face – Refinery29

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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017