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Tamron Hall’s natural hair is a bigger deal than you might think

Tamron Hall
 
Friday morning, Tamron Hall, the “Today” show’s first African-American female co-host, unexpectedly revealed her natural kinks and curls on national television.
 
After the unveiling, the news program – in an “I can’t believe they’re actually doing this” move – polled its audience regarding whether Hall, 43, should stick with her natural look on-air.
 
Somewhat surprisingly and thankfully – given white America’s well-documented resistance to African-American women who buck conventional beauty ideals – 70 percent of viewers who tweeted in response said that Hall’s tightly curled style was a winner.

Yes, mentoring works: It’s why I graduated from college

mentoring
 
My name is Sakinah Muhammad. I graduated from Temple University in May, as a criminal justice major with a minor in psychology. My next step is working for Houston Teach for America Corps while I attend graduate school at St. Thomas University. So much of where I am now is because of what I learned, and the support I received, from the mentor I was assigned through a nonprofit that is dedicated to preparing kids like me to succeed in college.
 
We hear a lot about mentoring from the adults who use it to give back, but I want to talk about it from the perspective of a younger person—someone whose education and life were changed over the past eight years by a great organization and a committed adult.

Launch day for the new JET Magazine Digital App

Jett App Launches
 
Today, Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) launched its new JET magazine app. The app replaces the printed edition of the magazine.
 
The new digital magazine app will add fresh content on a weekly basis, every Friday.  Readers will access to 3D images, video interviews, enhanced digital maps, audio content and photography from the JPC archives. 
 
The app will be available on all tablet and mobile platforms via a free introductory offer of 30 days for all subscribers. 

American Bar Association makes Judge Bernice Donald an award winner

Judge Bernice B. Donald
 
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Bernice B. Donald is the recipient of the 2014 John H. Pickering Award of Achievement, presented by the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.
 
In her letter nominating Donald for the award, Fremont, Calif., attorney Pauline Weaver wrote, “Judge Donald represents the best of the profession. She has consistently demonstrated the kind of integrity, legal ability, access to justice and public service that would make John Pickering proud. She is uniquely qualified for the award.”
 
Washington, D.C., lawyer Brooksley Born, chair of the Pickering Award Selection Committee, said, “Bernice Donald has followed in John Pickering’s footsteps in her strong commitment to equal justice, her devotion to the legal profession and her generosity in mentoring younger lawyers.”