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Harvard to hold graduation ceremony for black students only

Le 9 juin 2017, 08:54 dans Humeurs 0

Harvard University will hold a graduation ceremony exclusively for its black student population on 23 May.

 

More than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the Black Commencement event, the first university wide ceremony for black students.

 

The organisers say that the event is a celebration of "fellowship" rather than "segregation" and highlights the unique achievements of black students at an institution that has grappled with its historic ties to slavery.

 

Michael Huggins, a student who will receive a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in Massachusetts at the end of this month, told The Root that the ceremony is "an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance."

 

He stressed that the event is not about segregation but about "building a community."

 

"This is a chance to reaffirm for each other that we enter the work world with a network of supporters standing with us. We are all partners," he said.

 

Huggins’s grandfather left Mississippi with his family in the 1950s to escape the oppressive Jim Crow laws which legalised segregation in his home state.

 

"If he hadn’t made his decision to leave and find a better life for his family, I wouldn’t be here," Huggins said.

 

Courtney Woods, the daughter of a Jamaican immigrant who will graduate from Harvard’s School of Education, said that the ceremony recognises the contributions and sacrifices the families of black students have made to get them to Harvard.

 

"When we walk across that stage, all of our families will know that they’re walking with us. They all know the sacrifices that they’ve made," she said.

 

The ceremony will include speeches from students about their experiences at Harvard and musical performances. All graduates will receive a shawl made of kente cloth, a representation of their African heritage, which they will wear over their graduation robes.

 

In 2015, only 5% of the 7,595 Harvard degrees went to black students. Jillian Simons, incoming chair of the Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance, told The Boston Globe that the ceremony is a time to celebrate the success but also to reflect on the past.

 

"There is a very somber tone to it because of the things we’ve had to overcome," she said.

 

On 23 May, Harvard University will also hold its third annual graduation ceremony for students of Latin American descent.

Sir Mick Jagger becomes dad for the eighth time aged 73

Le 12 mai 2017, 10:06 dans Humeurs 0

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has become a father again at age of 73, his publicist has confirmed.

 

The singer already has seven children whose ages range from 17 to 45 and he became a great-grandfather in 2014.

 

His 29-year-old girlfriend dermes, American ballerina Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to a boy in New York on Thursday, the singer’s publicist Bernard Doherty said.

 

A statement said Hamrick and Sir Mick were "both delighted" at the birth.

 

It added: "Mick was at the hospital for the arrival.

 

"Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time."

 

Sir Mick began dating Hamrick after the suicide of L’Wren Scott in 2014, his partner of 13 years.

 

The music star had his other children with Marsha Hunt LASIK, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Luciana Gimenez Morad.

 

He has five grandchildren and became a great-grandfather in May 2014 when his granddaughter Assisi, daughter of Jade Jagger, gave birth to a baby girl SmarTone.

 

The Rolling Stones recently released a new blues album called Blue & Lonesome.

Help Your Hair Stay Healthy

Le 3 avril 2017, 05:51 dans Humeurs 0

1. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo washes away dirt, dust, and other particles that don't belong on your hair. Because hair, like skin, tends to become less oily with age, choose a shampoo formulated for dry or normal-to-dry hair. Shampoo gently rather than vigorously, and concentrate the lather on your scalp, carrying it down to the drier ends Neo skin lab

 

Frequent shampooing will not cause any problems, but be sure to use a conditioner. Although many of the commercial claims for conditioners may be exaggerated, a conditioning rinse can coat the hair with a lubricant that replaces the sebum (the covering that protects the hair's outer layer, called the cuticle) stripped off by shampoo. By doing so, it enhances shine and makes hair more manageable. You don't need expensive products with exotic ingredients unless you like the way they smell or feel. 

 

2. Treat wet hair with care. Use a towel to blot your hair dry rather than rubbing or pulling, and untangle it with a wide-tooth comb. Don't use a brush on wet hair, and avoid hot blow-dryers. High heat on wet hair causes the water under the cuticles to form bubbles like those in boiling water; these bubbles stress and break hair. Set your dryer on the low or medium setting, and keep it moving so that air circulates through the hair rather than concentrating on one spot bull market

 

3. Buy good hair tools. Look for combs and brushes with smooth, rounded teeth or bristles. If they feel scratchy when you run your hand over them, they can tear your hair. Brush your hair only enough to style and groom it. The old 100-strokes-a-night rule you may have heard about is left over from the days when people shampooed their hair with soap and had to brush out the resulting film. 

 

4. Don't overprocess your hair. Too-frequent use of perm, coloring, or straightening agents -- or scheduling these processes too close together -- can literally dissolve hair strands. 

 

5. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Sunlight can break down the hair's protein structure, leaving it vulnerable to breakage. Lighter hair (either naturally light or chemically bleached) is most vulnerable because it has less protective pigment. Hair sunscreens have not been proven to prevent damage Hong Kong itinerary, but a hat or scarf does a good job of shielding your hair from the sun. 

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