MADISON, Wis. — It's a Wednesday afternoon at Ford's Gym, a "Rocky"-style gym filled with "regular old-school dudes," Sabrina Madison says. That's why she likes it. Head coach Andrea Nelson leads Madison through her boxing drills. Wearing boxing gloves, Madison punches while stepping to the left, stepping right, taking quick one-two punches, then punches while stepping forward and stepping backward. At the end of her session, she gives whatever she has left to the heavy bag hanging from the ceiling by a chain. She's sweating from the effort, but she laughs when she mixes up her footwork. After all, this counts as time off for Madison. Her seven-day schedule and everyday support for black women doesn't allow for free nights and weekends, The Capital Times reported. Just a few days earlier, she told a group of black middle school girls that they just had to say the word and she would advocate on their behalf. "I love getting in people's face and saying, 'Hey! These girls want to do … [Read more...] about Entrepreneur prioritizes supporting black women in Madison
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | There’s No Afro Emoji. These Women Want to Change That. Advertisement Supported by BySandra E. Garcia March 28, 2019 Many people connected to the African diaspora have Afros. And like anyone else, they send emojis to their friends — a zombie, say, or a mermaid or a genie. But which emoji can they use to represent themselves? Right now, 2,823 emojis are recognized by the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit that provides standards for text on the internet and oversees emojis. Fifty-nine additional emojis are on the way, including a deaf person, interracial couples, a mechanical arm and falafel. Yet there are still no emojis of any person with an Afro, even though symbols exist for women and men with long and short hair, curly and straight hair, and blond, black and red hair. Rhianna Jones, 28, is … [Read more...] about There’s No Afro Emoji. These Women Want to Change That.
LOS ANGELES — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy."In a year when Hollywood could have made history by bestowing its top award on Netflix ("Roma") or Marvel ("Black Panther") for the first time, the motion picture academy instead threw its fullest support Sunday behind a traditional interracial buddy tale that proved as popular as it was divisive. But Peter Farrelly's "Green Book" weathered criticism that it was retrograde and inauthentic to triumph over more acclaimed films and bigger box-office successes.It was an unexpected finale to a brisk, hostless ceremony that was awash in historic wins for diversity, including Spike Lee's first competitive Oscar. More women and more individual black nominees won than ever before.The Oscars otherwise spread awards around for … [Read more...] about Upset win by ‘Green Book’ caps Oscars’ historic night for diversity
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Upper East Side Salon Under Investigation for Racial Discrimination Supported by New York City is reviewing complaints from former employees at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger who say their hair was deemed inappropriate for work. ByStacey Stowe Feb. 23, 2019 Former workers at a luxury Upper East Side hair salon that is under investigation for racial discrimination said this week that they were told by the management there that Afros and box-braided hairstyles did not reflect the upscale image of the neighborhood. Three women who worked as receptionists and are black, and three other former employees who are white, said a salon dress code was put into effect in recent years that discouraged hairstyles associated with black culture, and was not uniformly applied to all employees. One woman The salon, … [Read more...] about Upper East Side Salon Under Investigation for Racial Discrimination
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | New York City to Ban Discrimination Based on Hair Supported by New guidelines out this week give legal recourse to individuals who have been harassed, punished or fired because of the style of their hair. ByStacey Stowe Feb. 18, 2019 Under new guidelines to be released The change in law applies to anyone in New York City but is aimed at remedying the disparate treatment of black people; the guidelines specifically mention the right of New Yorkers to maintain their “natural hair, treated or untreated hairstyles such as locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, fades, Afros, and/or the right to keep hair in an uncut or untrimmed state.” In practice, The move was prompted in part by investigations after complaints from workers at two Bronx businesses — a medical facility in Morris Park … [Read more...] about New York City to Ban Discrimination Based on Hair