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Archived: Navy Lifts Ban on Locs for Women

The U.S.Navy has lifted the ban on dreadlocks, ponytails and braids for women, joining the Marines, Air Force and Army. Petty Officer 1st Class Jacqualynn Leak led the movement to overturn the outdated dress code. I wanted to make an argument so compelling that every reason my chain of command…

Philando Castile St. Paul

Archived: Repair Vouchers, Not Bullets St. Paul Tries New Policing Approach After Philando Castiles Death

Two years after Philando Castile’s death, community-police relations in his old neighborhood are shifting in the right direction. Areas throughout the Twin Cities have implemented Lights On, a program aimed to improve the community and its relationship with police. Rather than issue tickets and fines for miniscule vehicle problems, police…