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Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

February 4, 2015


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I couldn’t see the cold, unfamiliar hands disappear within my thick patch of curls claiming ownership over my head. But I felt them.   Seemingly everywhere I looked — long, straight, luscious hair spilled down the backs of women. Meanwhile, my hair barely kissed my shoulders, and despite my effor...

Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra performing at Krannert

October 7, 2014


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There’s something distinctly different about the Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra group. As with professional orchestra groups, the musical talent is there. However, while many “Big Five” chamber and other professional orchestras may be comprised of mainly white musicians, the Sphinx Virtuosi doesn’...