Shirley P. Olin

Black Voices: Short hair, don’t care.

Since March, many Black women decided to cut their natural hair short. 

The increase of Black women cutting their hair over the pandemic is not only because of the limited access to hair salons and beauty supply stores, but also to the change in beauty standards, according to ZORA, a Medium publication for Black women. 

High numbers of Black women are rocking their short, natural hair, whether it is because they want to be more confident in themselves or because they simply did not know what they wanted to do with their hair.

While junior Kori Smith was growing up, many of her family members praised her for the way her hair looked, she said. In late December, Smith made the impulsive decision to cut her hair short, but not long after cutting it, she started crying.

“I was so attached to my hair,” she said. “I have always

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Gabrielle Jordan talks about overcoming burnout and finding meaning in business

Gabrielle Jordan is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, podcast host and mentor. 

Jordan founded the successful jewelry business Jewelz of Jordan when she was only 9 years old. But her story isn’t as smooth-sailing as it appears.

“I 100 percent believe that you are more than what you do, that your job or your career is not your identity,” Jordan told In The Know. 

Jordan is a certified CAD/CAM Jewelry Designer from the prestigious Gemological Institute of American (GIA) in London, a bestselling author on Amazon and a co-founder of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute. She has been pictured with Michelle Obama, featured in a slew of publications and given numerous speeches — all before turning 21. 

“When I was finding early success, I was excited about what I was doing,” Jordan said. “Whether it was TV interviews or traveling, I felt very in it in those moments, and

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‘She needs to cool down’

A woman won’t let her younger sister get the same tattoo as her and now the siblings are fighting. 

She consulted Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for feedback. The woman’s sister has always envied her tattoos and for the little sister’s 18th birthday, the Reddit poster got her a gift certificate for a tattoo. But when the little sister wanted an exact replica of her custom tattoo, the woman put her foot down. 

“My sister just turned 18 and is ecstatic about getting her first tattoo. She has been telling me for about two years how she wants tattoos like me and can’t wait to be of legal age to do so,” the woman explained. “For her birthday, I bought a gift certificate for my friend’s shop. I had been saving it up (about $500) for a new tattoo for me but I was so excited

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How will women look post-pandemic?

Women look a bit different than when the pandemic began.

Loungewear for skirts, slippers for heels, bare faces for painted ones. Some of us are hairier, too. 

Andrea DeWerd, 33, of Brooklyn, New York, works in book publishing and says “I’m never wearing makeup or blow drying my hair for work again.” Julia Liss, 27, a technology sales executive in New York City, vows she’s “done wearing heels.” Marie Garmon, 41, in balmy Jacksonville, Florida, said, “I went from shaving my legs every few days … to not shaving at all since April.”

USA TODAY heard from dozens of women who shared that despite the pandemic’s lockdowns, social restrictions, and mask mandates, the relaxed beauty standards that have accompanied their retreat from public life have been “liberating.” 

“If there’s one thing good that came from this COVID mess, it’s that I was able to find myself,” Garmon said. “To hell

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RHOA Kenya Moore’s Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


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Kenya Moore in 2019

During the past few years, Kenya Moore has made a splash on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. As she has said herself, “People get exhausted trying to figure me out. And I just let them.”

So, how much money does Kenya Moore have? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Moore’s net worth is estimated at around $800,000. Here is what you need to know about Kenya Moore’s net worth:


1. Kenya Moore Makes Money by Appearing on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’

Of course, one way that Moore earns her money is by appearing as a cast member on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. According to Radar Online, Moore’s salary for Season 12 was $500,000, which was significantly less than what she was paid before she was demoted during Season 11. During Season 10, the star was reportedly making $1.5 million.

Although it’s

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Florida company pays penalty for work visa violation

A New Smyrna Beach beekeeper and honey maker got hit with a $6,357 civil penalty, the U.S. Department of Labor announced, after violating H-2A visa program rules.

S&S Apiaries also owes three H-2A workers $4,130 in back pay, $1,376.67 per worker.

Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigators found that S&S, founded by owner Jesse Azam and registered in Florida since 2010, “failed to pay employees for any hours they worked beyond 50 in a workweek.”

Labor said that 50-hour workweek was stated as 38 hours in S&S’s petition for the H-2A program, which allows a company to bring in guest workers for seasonal or temporary work if their attempt to find U.S. workers didn’t fill the jobs.

S&S also didn’t give H-2A workers a copy of their contract nor did it display, as required, an H-2A poster that explains H-2A workers’ rights. Labor has these posters available, at no

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