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Braids, Destiny, and Facebook: Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids "Too Urban" and "Unkempt" @balleralert 1 OP Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids “Too Urban” and “Unkempt”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A former BananaRepublic employee is now suing the company after her bosses complained about her hair being in braids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Destiny Tompkins worked for the company as a sales representative at their location in White Plains, NY. Shortly after being hired, the 19-year-old says that she was discriminated against for wearing braids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the discrimination suit, the store manager, who is white, told Tompkins that her braids were "too urban" and "unkempt" and were not aligned with the store’s image. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When Destiny refused to change her hairstyle, she claims she was taken off the work schedule. Though the company did not officially terminate her employment, it was implied that she would no longer be working there due to her not getting any shifts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After a public rant on Facebook, the corporate managers fired the store manager. Destiny is suing the corporate office, store and regional managers, for at least $1 million.
Braids, Destiny, and Facebook: Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1
 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called
 Her Braids "Too Urban" and "Unkempt"
 @balleralert
 1
 OP
Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids “Too Urban” and “Unkempt”-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A former BananaRepublic employee is now suing the company after her bosses complained about her hair being in braids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Destiny Tompkins worked for the company as a sales representative at their location in White Plains, NY. Shortly after being hired, the 19-year-old says that she was discriminated against for wearing braids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to the discrimination suit, the store manager, who is white, told Tompkins that her braids were "too urban" and "unkempt" and were not aligned with the store’s image. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When Destiny refused to change her hairstyle, she claims she was taken off the work schedule. Though the company did not officially terminate her employment, it was implied that she would no longer be working there due to her not getting any shifts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ After a public rant on Facebook, the corporate managers fired the store manager. Destiny is suing the corporate office, store and regional managers, for at least $1 million.

Former Banana Republic Employee Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Racist Manager Called Her Braids “Too Urban” and “Unkempt”-blogged by @therea...

Africa, Braids, and Facts: Facts that will blow your mind: Braids were used for enslaved women to draw (braid) maps on their heads to escape plantations Qafrokingdom DID YOU KNOW CORNROWS WERE USED AS MAPS FOR ESCAPED FORMERLY ENSLAVED AFRICANS. San Basilio de Palenque is a village in Northern Colombia about 50 miles East of Cartagena with a population of around 3,500 people. San Basilio de Palenque is one of several walled cities that were started by escaped slaves in the 17th century. The city was set up as a refuge for escaped slaves by escaped slave Benkos Bioho, it is also the only city that has survived and is still inhabited today. The people who live here now are mainly Afro-Colombians which are direct descendants of African slaves brought by the Spanish during the Colonization of the Americas. Benkos Bioho was born in Africa and claimed to have been a king there. Captured in Africa by the Portuguese and sold several times until being sold to a Spaniard in Cartagena. Benkos Bioho tried to escape several times before he finally succeeded. After his escape he formed a town with others that freed themselves. There they developed their own language called Palenquero. The language is influenced by the Kikongo language of Congo and Angola and also by Portuguese. He also formed an army and an intelligence network to help organize the escape of other slaves and to guide them to the liberated areas. One of the things he did was have the women shape maps in their cornrows. They were also used as symbols to deliver messages. Bioho also had the women collect seeds and put them in their hair as decoration. Later the seeds would be passed on to the village so they could start to grow their own crops. He was later called King Benkos grew his army of Maroons (African refugees who escaped slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements). His army of Maroons started raiding Spanish plantations, farms, and ranches. King Benkos also had spies that alerted him to the movements of his enemies and because of this he was never defeated. Unable to defeat King Benkos and the Maroons the Spanish Governor of Cartengena offered a peace treaty. The peace deal was finalized but a few years later was called off after the Spanish discovered a plot King Benkos was organizing against them. The Spaniards captured Benkos & 👇🏾
Africa, Braids, and Facts: Facts that will blow your mind:
 Braids were used for enslaved women to draw
 (braid) maps on their heads to escape plantations
 Qafrokingdom
DID YOU KNOW CORNROWS WERE USED AS MAPS FOR ESCAPED FORMERLY ENSLAVED AFRICANS. San Basilio de Palenque is a village in Northern Colombia about 50 miles East of Cartagena with a population of around 3,500 people. San Basilio de Palenque is one of several walled cities that were started by escaped slaves in the 17th century. The city was set up as a refuge for escaped slaves by escaped slave Benkos Bioho, it is also the only city that has survived and is still inhabited today. The people who live here now are mainly Afro-Colombians which are direct descendants of African slaves brought by the Spanish during the Colonization of the Americas. Benkos Bioho was born in Africa and claimed to have been a king there. Captured in Africa by the Portuguese and sold several times until being sold to a Spaniard in Cartagena. Benkos Bioho tried to escape several times before he finally succeeded. After his escape he formed a town with others that freed themselves. There they developed their own language called Palenquero. The language is influenced by the Kikongo language of Congo and Angola and also by Portuguese. He also formed an army and an intelligence network to help organize the escape of other slaves and to guide them to the liberated areas. One of the things he did was have the women shape maps in their cornrows. They were also used as symbols to deliver messages. Bioho also had the women collect seeds and put them in their hair as decoration. Later the seeds would be passed on to the village so they could start to grow their own crops. He was later called King Benkos grew his army of Maroons (African refugees who escaped slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements). His army of Maroons started raiding Spanish plantations, farms, and ranches. King Benkos also had spies that alerted him to the movements of his enemies and because of this he was never defeated. Unable to defeat King Benkos and the Maroons the Spanish Governor of Cartengena offered a peace treaty. The peace deal was finalized but a few years later was called off after the Spanish discovered a plot King Benkos was organizing against them. The Spaniards captured Benkos & 👇🏾

DID YOU KNOW CORNROWS WERE USED AS MAPS FOR ESCAPED FORMERLY ENSLAVED AFRICANS. San Basilio de Palenque is a village in Northern Colombia ab...

Braids, Fall, and Life: THERE might come a DAY that ALLAH allows you to fall in LOVE @islam4everyone There might come a day that Allah allows you to fall in love, and when you do you’ll be unable to fall out of it. And so he’ll put it into your heart to pursue her, and you’ll do whatever it takes to have her. Then one day you’ll go to her father and ask for her hand, and Allah will soften her father’s heart so that he’ll allow the union between you. You will marry her, and realize how lucky you are, and that despite her flaws you have been given the perfect complement to yourself. You can see in her eyes everything good you want for yourself, and you realize that every night that good lies beside you. Marriage will be difficult, she’ll be difficult, but she’ll be something you’ll pursue the best in, always thinking of her first, considering how she feels, and determined to treat her better than any other man on earth could have. And so you two will grow old together, and if you did things right you’ll fall in love with her again and again and again each day, but only if you realize that love isn’t something you find but something you create. It’s something that abounds from the realization that you are both flawed, the realization that you’re both frayed, and that your union works best when following Allah subhanahu wa ta'laa's design. You see his design and see that Allah braids you two together, and despite your flaws and your fraying, you’re made stronger than you two ever were separate You’ll realize that your families should be there for you, that being patient and not rushing is a key to success, and that putting Allah subhanahu wa ta'laa before each other is most important. Then there will come a day when you realize that losing her would be worse than death itself, and so you hope and pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that you pass away before she does, because otherwise you know you would live the rest of your life dying from the poison of your broken heart. So you pray and pray and pray that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bring you home, before he brings her, not only so that you don’t have to live without her, but so that you can beg Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to let her in to jannah for how perfect she has been to you.
Braids, Fall, and Life: THERE might come a DAY that
 ALLAH allows you to fall in LOVE
 @islam4everyone
There might come a day that Allah allows you to fall in love, and when you do you’ll be unable to fall out of it. And so he’ll put it into your heart to pursue her, and you’ll do whatever it takes to have her. Then one day you’ll go to her father and ask for her hand, and Allah will soften her father’s heart so that he’ll allow the union between you. You will marry her, and realize how lucky you are, and that despite her flaws you have been given the perfect complement to yourself. You can see in her eyes everything good you want for yourself, and you realize that every night that good lies beside you. Marriage will be difficult, she’ll be difficult, but she’ll be something you’ll pursue the best in, always thinking of her first, considering how she feels, and determined to treat her better than any other man on earth could have. And so you two will grow old together, and if you did things right you’ll fall in love with her again and again and again each day, but only if you realize that love isn’t something you find but something you create. It’s something that abounds from the realization that you are both flawed, the realization that you’re both frayed, and that your union works best when following Allah subhanahu wa ta'laa's design. You see his design and see that Allah braids you two together, and despite your flaws and your fraying, you’re made stronger than you two ever were separate You’ll realize that your families should be there for you, that being patient and not rushing is a key to success, and that putting Allah subhanahu wa ta'laa before each other is most important. Then there will come a day when you realize that losing her would be worse than death itself, and so you hope and pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that you pass away before she does, because otherwise you know you would live the rest of your life dying from the poison of your broken heart. So you pray and pray and pray that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bring you home, before he brings her, not only so that you don’t have to live without her, but so that you can beg Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to let her in to jannah for how perfect she has been to you.

There might come a day that Allah allows you to fall in love, and when you do you’ll be unable to fall out of it. And so he’ll put it into y...

Braids, Memes, and Rush: THERE MIGHT COME A DAY THAT ALLAH ALLOWS YOU TO FALL IN LOVE, AND WHEN YOU DO YOULL BE UNABLE TO FALL OUT OF IT. @islam 4everyone There might come a day that Allah allows you to fall in love, and when you do you’ll be unable to fall out of it. And so he’ll put it into your heart to pursue her, and you’ll do whatever it takes to have her. Then one day you’ll go to her father and ask for her hand, and Allah will soften her father’s heart so that he’ll allow the union between you. You will marry her, and realize how lucky you are, and that despite her flaws you have been given the perfect complement to yourself. You can see in her eyes everything good you want for yourself, and you realize that every night that good lies beside you. Marriage will be difficult, she’ll be difficult, but she’ll be something you’ll pursue the best in, always thinking of her first, considering how she feels, and determined to treat her better than any other man on earth could have. And so you two will grow old together, and if you did things right you’ll fall in love with her again and again and again each day, but only if you realize that love isn’t something you find but something you create. It’s something that abounds from the realization that you are both flawed, the realization that you’re both frayed, and that your union works best when following Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's design. You see his design and see that Allah braids you two together, and despite your flaws and your fraying, you’re made stronger than you two ever were separate. You’ll realize that your families should be there for you, that being patient and not rushing is a key to success, and that putting God before each other is most important. Then there will come a day when you realize that losing her would be worse than death itself, and so you hope and pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that you pass away before she does, because otherwise you know you would live the rest of your life dying from the poison of your broken heart. So you pray and pray and pray that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bring you home, before he brings her, not only so that you don’t have to live without her, but so that you can beg Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to let her in to jannah for how perfect she has been to you.
Braids, Memes, and Rush: THERE MIGHT COME A DAY THAT
 ALLAH ALLOWS YOU TO FALL IN LOVE,
 AND WHEN YOU DO YOULL BE
 UNABLE TO FALL OUT OF IT.
 @islam 4everyone
There might come a day that Allah allows you to fall in love, and when you do you’ll be unable to fall out of it. And so he’ll put it into your heart to pursue her, and you’ll do whatever it takes to have her. Then one day you’ll go to her father and ask for her hand, and Allah will soften her father’s heart so that he’ll allow the union between you. You will marry her, and realize how lucky you are, and that despite her flaws you have been given the perfect complement to yourself. You can see in her eyes everything good you want for yourself, and you realize that every night that good lies beside you. Marriage will be difficult, she’ll be difficult, but she’ll be something you’ll pursue the best in, always thinking of her first, considering how she feels, and determined to treat her better than any other man on earth could have. And so you two will grow old together, and if you did things right you’ll fall in love with her again and again and again each day, but only if you realize that love isn’t something you find but something you create. It’s something that abounds from the realization that you are both flawed, the realization that you’re both frayed, and that your union works best when following Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's design. You see his design and see that Allah braids you two together, and despite your flaws and your fraying, you’re made stronger than you two ever were separate. You’ll realize that your families should be there for you, that being patient and not rushing is a key to success, and that putting God before each other is most important. Then there will come a day when you realize that losing her would be worse than death itself, and so you hope and pray to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that you pass away before she does, because otherwise you know you would live the rest of your life dying from the poison of your broken heart. So you pray and pray and pray that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bring you home, before he brings her, not only so that you don’t have to live without her, but so that you can beg Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to let her in to jannah for how perfect she has been to you.

There might come a day that Allah allows you to fall in love, and when you do you’ll be unable to fall out of it. And so he’ll put it into y...

Asian, Baller Alert, and Braids: Black Lady Liberty to Be Featured on a Coin, For the First Time Ever @baller alert toz. 1792 2017 9999 FINE GOLD PH L WE TK SOLLA Black Lady Liberty to Be Featured on a Coin, For the First Time Ever – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just before the ending of a historic era, under the Obama administration, a new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury will feature a depiction of LadyLiberty as a black woman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For the first time ever, Lady Liberty will be featured with a crown of stars in her hair laying on top of a braided bun. On the other side, the coin will feature a bald eagle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, the United States Mint revealed the 24k gold coin in honor of their 225th anniversary. They plan to release a few diverse coins to join the black Lady Liberty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The 2017 American Libery 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” Mint said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The coins are worth $100 and will be part of a collector’s series.
Asian, Baller Alert, and Braids: Black Lady Liberty to Be
 Featured on a Coin, For the
 First Time Ever
 @baller alert
 toz.
 1792
 2017
 9999
 FINE
 GOLD
 PH
 L WE TK
 SOLLA
Black Lady Liberty to Be Featured on a Coin, For the First Time Ever – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just before the ending of a historic era, under the Obama administration, a new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury will feature a depiction of LadyLiberty as a black woman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For the first time ever, Lady Liberty will be featured with a crown of stars in her hair laying on top of a braided bun. On the other side, the coin will feature a bald eagle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, the United States Mint revealed the 24k gold coin in honor of their 225th anniversary. They plan to release a few diverse coins to join the black Lady Liberty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The 2017 American Libery 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” Mint said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The coins are worth $100 and will be part of a collector’s series.

Black Lady Liberty to Be Featured on a Coin, For the First Time Ever – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just before the ending of a ...