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Army Hairstyle Rules

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

Amanda Terkel

Military Revises 'Racially Biased' Hairstyle Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the military will allow female service members to have a wider range of hairstyles ...

WATCH: 'Daily Show' Takes On The Army's New Hairstyle Rules

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.18.2014 | Black Voices

If you've been keeping up with the news on the Army's new grooming and appearance policies, then you know just how biased the new standards seem. Basi...

Amanda Terkel

Pentagon To Review Controversial Military Hairstyle Policies For Black Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the Pentagon would be reviewing each service's policies on women's hairstyles, afte...

Unequal Sisters: How the Army Promotes White Womanhood As the Female Ideal

Ama Yawson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

"Finding out that the U.S. Army regulations seemed to be geared towards eliminating Black females with natural hair was heartbreaking for me... It pains me to know that an organization that I have sacrificed so much for doesn't accept me in my natural, yet professional state."

Amanda Terkel

Black Female Lawmakers Object To Army's 'Discriminatory' Ban On Certain Hairstyles

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 16 women in the Congressional Black Caucus sent Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel a letter Thursday objecting to the Army's ban on certa...

Amanda Terkel

Black Female Soldiers Criticize Army's New Hairstyle Rules As Racially Biased

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army is facing criticism for its new appearance and grooming regulations, which some soldiers say unfairly target black women's...