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Black Waitress Sent Home From Work Because Of Her Hair?

Does a hairstyle stop you from doing a good job? 

Since when does a hairstyle determine one's eligibility to work? Apparently, this was the case for Akua Agyemfra, a 20 year-old from Toronto, Canada who was asked to leave for the day at her job at Jack Astor's Bar and Grill because he hair was in a bun.

She was told she had to leave because he hair was not down, as per the installment's requirements. Agyemfra sometimes wears extensions and braids, but feels it should be ok for her to wear her hair however she pleases.

"You should have your hair however you want, that's my only problem [with what happened]," she said. "I feel your hair should be up in a restaurant. It's more classy and more professional."

Akua got in contact with CBC's Makda Ghebreslassie to express how she felt about the situation. “I know most black women at restaurants are forced to wear wigs or weaves or extensions, or are forced to straighten their hair everyday," she said. "Don't get me wrong, I think extensions look great. I've been wearing them ever since I was a little girl. I love when I get my braids. It's the protective style I choose and works for me. But why am I scrutinized when I decide to take them out? That's not fair."

Agyembra did admit however, that prior to this incident, when she was interviewing for the position in a bun; her assistant manager Sabrina Chiodo asked if she could wear her hair down for work, which she agreed to, according to Yahoo.

After the incident, Agyembra said her mother suggested she didn't return back to the restaurant. What do you think of how she was treated? Would you compromise wearing a hair style for a job? Sound off below.

Take a look at the interview above.

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Cast of 'Hamilton' Surprises Young Fan On John Krasinski's 'Good News Network' Show

John Krasinski has brought smiles to The Office Fans with the launch of his creative Good News Network show on YouTube but the actor took things to another level by reuniting the original cast of Hamilton to surprise a nine-year-old girl.

Aired late Sunday (April 5), Krasinski welcomed Aubrey to the show after her parents shared how their daughter watched Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins Returns after she was unable to fly to New York to see Hamilton on Broadway. While social distancing is a brief new normal, Blunt who is married to Krasinski popped into their Zoom interview to surprise Aubrey.

But the good news didn't stop there. Krasinski then promised Aubrey he would fly her family to New York to see Hamilton once Broadway opens its doors. And miraculously, he managed to reunite the entire cast where they performed "Alexander Hamilton."

Lin Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Jonathan Groff and more shocked the 9-year-old, who was left speechless during the performance.

Elsewhere in the broadcast, Krasinski shared good news from around the world, including many fans making their own version of the show. Robert De Niro also shares the weather in a very De Niro kind of way.

Krasinski, who also stars alongside Blunt in The Quiet Place, created the Good News Network show to prove positive news always wins. His first guest was none other than Steve Carell with the two talking about the 15th anniversary of the iconic Office series.

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Drake Takes ‘Architectural Digest’ On Tour Of His Toronto Manor

In his hometown of Toronto, Canada, Drake is living life like a king within his expansive and glitzy manor. The 50,000 square-foot home, or “The Embassy,” is a source of infinite “high luxury” from his 3,200-square-foot master bedroom to a basketball court on par with the NBA’s hardwood.

“Because I was building it in my hometown, I wanted the structure to stand firm for 100 years,” Drake said in a profile by Architectural Digest for its May issue. “I wanted it to have a monumental scale and feel. It will be one of the things I leave behind, so it had to be timeless and strong.”

Part of the design was spearheaded by interior designer Ferris Rafauli. Describing the final product of the entire mansion as “modern Art Deco,” Rafauli was able to install eye-catching marble to customizing a grand piano through the artistry of Bösendorfer and artist Takashi Murakami.

“In form, materials, and execution, the structure is a proper 19th-century limestone mansion. But the exterior profiles are more minimal and the lines are a bit cleaner,” Rafauli said. “This isn’t stucco, paint, and fake gold. That’s not what Drake wanted, and that’s not what I do.”

 

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Near the beginning of April, Drake released the visuals for his new dance song “Toosie Slide.” It was shot inside his home as the world is under social distancing orders, serving as a walk-through of where he lays his head equipped with a fireworks show in his backyard if you can even refer to that amount of land as such.

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Quavo Launches Honcho Records And Announces New Signees

While fans await the delivery of Culture 3 from Migos, its group member Quavo dropped off another surprise by announcing his new record label, Honcho Records.

The 29-year-old made the announcement on his social media account. The label's first three artist include, Bed-Stuy's Pop Out Boys, Street Bud and 904 ReeBock.

Street Bud, the first artist signed to the label, released the Quavo-assisted record, "Open House" back in February. The 14-year-old MC also released his rookie project, Back 2 the Lab in February.

 

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It's been a busy week for Quavo, too. Also, this week, the rapper joined for forces with streetwear brand BoohooMan for an exclusive 200-piece collection for 2019's spring and summer. The collection will include pieces like tracksuits, double denims, t-shirts, velour two pieces, and much more.

 

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