Tag: 2014

How the Army ostracized me for my own hair
Commentary

How the Army ostracized me for my own hair

[caption id="attachment_20337" align="alignleft"]army-hair-regs-final-638x319Left: Kristie Mitchell today. Right: Kristie’s natural locs during her time in the Army. (Photo credit: Kristie Mitchell)[/caption]The Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia covers every aspect of soldiers’ grooming and appearance — from fingernail length to tattoos. Last month, the Army proposed updates to this regulation that scrutinize African American female hairstyles more than ever before. Previously AR 670-1 only briefly commented on uniquely African American hair styles. It banned “dreadlocks” for being “unkempt, twisted, matted…hair”. While cornrows were authorized as long as “conservative”.

NEXT LOOK: Ground-breaking cinema coming to Walker Art Center in May
Aesthetically Speaking

NEXT LOOK: Ground-breaking cinema coming to Walker Art Center in May

May 2 – 10, 2014

Fresh from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, renown for celebrating groundbreaking new voices in independent filmmaking, Walker Cinema will host a variety of screenings and guests over the first two weekends in May. Whether featuring first-time directors and non-actors or seasoned casts and crews, each film uniquely plays with elements of the dramatic genre—offering new examples of how fluidly the medium evolves.

Sundance director John Cooper introduces the Walker screenings on May 2 and 3. He will also be present at the Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota Conference.

Unless otherwise noted, all films and programs are in the Walker Cinema, and tickets are $12 ($10 Walker members and seniors). Tickets go on sale April 15 at 11 am.

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