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Cosmetology

My Struggle for Braiding Freedom

Melony Armstrong | Posted 09.18.2014 | Black Voices
Melony Armstrong

Public officials at all levels chatter constantly about employment and job creation. Unfortunately, not enough of them seem concerned about the nonsensical barriers they and their predecessors erect that stand in the way of entrepreneurs seeking to earn an honest living.

Cosmetology Rules Show Absurdity of Occupational Licensing

Hilary Gowins | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Increasingly, going into business for yourself or embarking on a new career doesn't just require setting up shop and acquiring the necessary skills for success. It's about paying fees and meeting arbitrary government requirements.

Kids' Hair: They Took a Shower, But Did They Wash Their Hair?

Gina Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Gina Rivera

This is something most of us don't think about much, and our kids almost certainly don't. Their hair needs serious cleaning. Last week I wrote about ...

Hairbraiding Is the Latest Civil Rights Struggle

Isis Brantley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Isis Brantley

Sixteen years ago, I was arrested by seven undercover cops, handcuffed and dragged out of my own salon in Texas. I was guilty of the "crime" of braiding hair without a cosmetology license.