Army Bans Common Black Hairstyles, Including Corn Rows and Twists

Army Bans Common Black Hairstyles, Including Corn Rows and Twists

In a controversial new regulation characterized as discriminatory, the Army has banned common black hairstyles popular with African-American women, including large cornrows, dreadlocks and twists. The 16 women of the Congressional Black Caucus have asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to overturn the new directive on behalf of the 26,700 black women who are active duty […]

What Is Cut in Chuck Hagel’s Defense Budget

What Is Cut in Chuck Hagel’s Defense Budget

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took Monday afternoon to explain in detail what is being cut in his proposed defense budget. In the solemn departure from what observers say is a no-win war in Afghanistan, Hagel plans on cutting the defense budget to pre-World War II size. Observers of Hagel’s defense budget proposal say that the […]