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Fashion Week: Lead The Way The Look And Who Created It

The amount of gratitude I hold in my heart to be able to say that I am a part of the culture and legacy of WDKX, which started off as an idea – a dream of founder Andrew A. Langston 43 years ago is unexplainable with just words. It’s something that I feel everyday I walk through the doors of 683 E. Main St.

With that said it was truly an honor representing WDKX in the Lead The Way event for Rochester’s Fashion Week!   Continue reading Fashion Week: Lead The Way The Look And Who Created It

Diversity in the Workplace

Recently, the Huffington Post  released an article titled Job Interviews, Diversity and the Feminist Woman of Color written by Ashley Velez.

The author challenges the socially accepted standards of professionalism set by Eurocentric views as she begins to interview for corporate jobs.

While we see a growing number of naturalistas taking roles of leadership in the corporate world, there unfortunately is still an invisible systematic mountain that is placed before women of color to climb.

I am impatiently awaiting the day when I see women wearing hijabs, locs, etc to work or on TV without people making them feel like some kind of spectacle.

Let’s focus on a woman’s knowledge, work ethic, and skill as preliminaries for professionalism instead of the way she looks.

Has your place of work ever made you feel as if your natural self was unacceptable or unprofessional? What did you do to challenge those standards?

Gentlemen, feel free to chime in as well. Many of you face the same natural struggle in the workforce. We want to hear your stories.

Check out the article and leave your thoughts on our Facebook page.

 

 

Flower City Hair Beauty and Wellness Expo

The Flower City Hair Beauty and Wellness Expo.
Sunday, April 19 
10:00am to 5:00pm
Kodak Theater on the Ridge 200 West Ridge Road.
 
A full day of skin care and make-up tutorials. Hair care and styling demonstrations for every diverse hair type.
Zumba, fitness and healthy lifestyle informational workshops, massage therapy sessions.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 day of the show at the door.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE online at  flowercityhairbeautyandwellnessexpo.com