Stop  Hampton University Business School's  Ban on Locks, & Cornrows
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Hampton University's Business School
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Sid Howard Credle

Stop Hampton University Business School's Ban on Locks, & Cornrows

    1. Leola Anifowoshe Pi Nappa Kappa
    2. Petition by

      Leola Anifowoshe Pi Nappa Kappa

      Stafford, TX

Dreadlocks and braids are seen as expressions of pride in the Black community. Blacks always have to conform against their natural hair characteristics, to Euro-centric standards. Recent case in point was recently when the very talented, award-winning actress Viola Davis said she was nervous about wearing her natural hair for a formal event. That is the root of many of our love/hate hair issues—we have never felt that our natural state of being was good enough.

In addition, such a ban reinforces negative stereotypes that natural hair styles are not acceptable in the Corporate world. We do not want to perpetuate this message to future generations. We must stand up now and demand that Black men and women can wear their hair in any natural style they want as long as their hair is neat and tidy just like every other race is allowed to.

We demand that they have their rights to be natural according to our Pi Nappa Kappa Pledge 5 -7 (below).

At Pi Nappa Kappa we have pledged to:
As a member of the Pi Nappa Kappa Natural Hair Sorority, I pledge that:
1. I am a smart, special, valuable person;
2. I respect myself and I respect others;
3. My words and actions are kind and honest;
4. I will respect the dignity and essential worth of all individuals;
5.I will promote the diversity of opinions, ideas, hairstyles and backgrounds which is the lifeblood of the sorority;
6. I will promote a culture of respect throughout the natural hair community;
7. I will not tolerate bigotry, discrimination, violence, or intimidation of any kind;
8. I will practice personal integrity and expect it from others;
9. I will always be proud of my natural born hair;
10. I accept only my best in all I do.
I am PROUD to be ME Naturally!

More Details at www.NaturalHairSorority.com

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. Pi Nappa Kappa Reaches Plege Goal of 1000 Naturals

      Leola Anifowoshe Pi Nappa Kappa
      Petition Organizer

      We are very excited to announce that our Pi Nappa Kappa Pledge has been fulfilled. It was a unified effort and you all came through with flying colors and it has completed 3 months early! That's phenomenal.

      Join us this evening at our fb page to celebrate in a virtual way. https://www.facebook.com/NaturalHairSorority#!/events/483454151665022/
      Hope to see you there!

      Pi Nappa Kappa
      NAAAA-TEEE!!!!

    3. Pi Nappa Kappa Reaches Plege Goal of 1000 Naturals

      Leola Anifowoshe Pi Nappa Kappa
      Petition Organizer

      We are very excited to announce that our Pi Nappa Kappa Pledge has been fulfilled. It was a unified effort and you all came through with flying colors and it has completed 3 months early! That's phenomenal.

      Join us this evening at our fb page to celebrate in a virtual way. https://www.facebook.com/NaturalHairSorority#!/events/483454151665022/
      Hope to see you there!

      Pi Nappa Kappa
      NAAAA-TEEE!!!!

    4. Pi Nappa Kappa Reaches Plege Goal of 1000 Naturals

      Leola Anifowoshe Pi Nappa Kappa
      Petition Organizer

      We are very excited to announce that our Pi Nappa Kappa Pledge has been fulfilled. It was a unified effort and you all came through with flying colors and it has completed 3 months early! That's phenomenal.

      Join us this evening at our fb page to celebrate in a virtual way. https://www.facebook.com/NaturalHairSorority#!/events/483454151665022/
      Hope to see you there!

      Pi Nappa Kappa
      NAAAA-TEEE!!!!

    5. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Olivia Barton BRADENTON, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Black hair is beautiful. Conforming is never the answer -- they will come around -- keep loving it until others want it (lips, butts, skin tone)

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    • Godgotme Evans OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      My people are the ones this is targetting and it is just utterly unrighteous!

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    • Barbara Meacham W HENRIETTA, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      How can an intelligent educated school be so blatantly pejudice ? It is like saying "We don't like black peoples' hair, so they cannot display it in fashionable ways" Have they banned any other ethnicity from braiding their hair??

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    • Nancy Montgomery PORTLAND, ME
      • about 2 years ago

      Euro-centric is simply not good enough.

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    • Kamilah Davis SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      As a woman of color, in middle and high school I struggled and fought against my natural hair in order to make it what I thought would best "fit in" with my white classmates, through flat irons and eventually relaxers. Now I have learned to appreciate my natural hair, and I believe that celebrating and managing ones natural hair is not only beneficial to the hair follicles themselves, but to the person. Our only options of looking "maintained" in the professional world seem to be chemically straightening our hair or cutting it all off. Kinky or curly hair is something characteristic to African people and should be something to be CELEBRATED and proud of--not altered or hidden! There is nothing wrong or unprofessional about locs and cornrows.

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