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I always dread the day I walk into work with a new hairstyle. Comments flying everywhere

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Walked in last week with a weave after wearing twists for a while. Someone said “oh you cut your hair?”

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LITERALLY me today with my braids! Everyone is staring

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Hahaha here! I just got a new straight shoulder length sew - in from braids... and the side eyes are real lol.

Little do they know this is me easing the transition for when I get kinky coils clip ins for a giant ass Afro

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I love it

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Wear them proudly.

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I feels you on that. One look at my locs, and they think I should be uneducated or homeless. Still wearing them proud though. Can’t change the world, but at least I can with a few people at a time

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Same here. Mine are past my waist but I keep them curled or pinned in a bun and I get is that your real hair, or can I touch your hair..... 1. Yes this is my real hair, why do you think a black woman cant have long hair? I have had long hair all my life. 2. No you can’t not touch my hair because everyone’s energy is not good( that’s my nice answer) , when they have asked 3 times or more ..... it’s always try it and pull back a nub 👊🏽

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C1 has the cape out. True.

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If a white person cut off 12 inch hair to a pixie cut you would be surprised and tempted to say something, no?

Oh so you think I’m a white person just because I’m voicing a perspective different than the majority?

Why should they google black people’s hair instead over any other question they have though? Nobody says “educate yourself” about mental illness or food allergies, for example. And those are serious diseases

Hmm find it interesting that you’re more apt to attack someone with an alternative viewpoint than someone who posts a straight-up bigoted comment that all white people are lazy. Says a lot about you

Also, calling an entire race lazy is seriously messed up

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What is the difference between Manager and VP at Macquarie MAM? Looks like the Manager title is some in-between stage.

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I have worked with WNS as Sr Associate looking for job

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Anyone who has moved to the US, what was the biggest change in how they work / consulting industry versus where you were before? What did you wish you know before you moved? (I am due to move from Europe to USA and curious as to the work and cultural differences people have experienced)

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Cancelations suck in general, but I've gotten this one twice lately "Someones died in my family, and I just cant deal with this now" Click!

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What is the most valuable or interesting benefit your firm offers? Eg: wellness stipends, tuition reimbursement, sabbatical, etc? Working to improve offerings at a boutique firm.

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Is there another Visa inc bowl? Surprised this only has 89 members and wondering if this isn't the main bowl?

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Anyone used Addyi (Flibanserin) before or currently? I’m on anti-depressants meds and noticed my sex drive has decreased significantly, so looking to ramp it up.
It’s a med advertised through HERS..

Has anyone here made the “homegrown” climb to big4 cyber partner?

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What’s the most bro-ey neighborhood in Philly?

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Are we allowed to take leaves during Notice period ?

I’m currently in the wealth management field and has been there for the last three years. I always wanted to try different industry like tech, automotive or renewable energy but I am bit scared to start from the scratch again. I am currently at slightly above 100k per year and switching to other industry would most likely mean lower pay entry level job. Any advice on that matter ?

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I had given the last hiring manager round in the Morgan Stanley on 24th june but still didn't get any feedback. Any idea, do they provide feedback?

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Thank you Nadia for your insights. I’m frustrated gaps still exist in the industry; and the diversity & inclusion needle hasn’t move much since Al Sharpton protested on Madison Ave in the 90’s

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Anyone a former AA that broke into consulting? Need some tips and helps navigating into that field. TIA

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Thoughts on Moderna? Keep it or sell it?

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Hello folks.
I am looking for opportunities and referrals in Finance and accounts in Mumbai. I am Finance executive by profession with experience in Accounting, accounts payable,vendor management, bank and vendor reconcilation.Any lead or referral would be really helpful.

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Any advice for a jr. person in a different department looking into the possibility of moving into strategy? Is this even possible?

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A VP in my team always reminds me that “I’m LUCKY to be 1. a woman 2. Black and 3. Young” every time we go out for team drinks (In comparison to white men who don’t ticket the diversity box).......🙃

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Natural hair stylists recommendations in the DC Metro Area please.

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Question: What is the very first memory you have of the police or personally interacting with the police?

I’ll go first. My first memory of the police was of having my rights violated and being denied medical care after a traumatic brain injury. I was 12.

My husband’s was the police putting a gun in his mom’s face.

Details in first comment.

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What are practical ways we can navigate Black tax? …Without going to extremes of completely cutting off folks and not giving away the house.

I earnestly believe there’s got to me a reasonable approach.

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It’s wash day……🥲😭😭😭😭😭😩

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On a call with my new team and thought I was on mute. Out loud I set a reminder on my phone “remind me of the Erykah Badu Jill Scott battle on Instagram on blah blah”. Dead silence on the phone. TGIF!

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Hi Everyone,

Something completely out of the blue has happened to me. I just onboarded with a company on Monday. I accepted the role three weeks ago after interviewing with and considering three other companies—- one of which was FAANG. I never heard back from FAANG and assumed I didn’t get it, until today. They called me and made me an offer. I really, really want to take the job, but I just started with my new company four days ago and on top of it negotiated a higher salary.

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Hey everyone! Can anybody recommend a good realtor in Brooklyn, NY? I’m a first time condo buyer if that helps. Thank you!

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McKinsey hires black people? Honestly though they only cared about Asian and (White) non-American "diversity." Progress? 🤔

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Y’all got people to force y’all to change the name? Oh, smh lol.

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It just came to my attention that the AA lady on my team is trying to sabotage my position by trying to portray me as incompetent to our white co workers. We are only 2 black people on the team and the only reason am still on is because the white believe in me more than the other black person on the team.

Anyone feel awkward about the money they make? I don’t boast and most of my friends don’t even know what I do. Just bought a new house and the reaction is really uncomfortable when ppl come over...

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If you live in the north side of Chicago it can be hard to find a solid black barber shop. Just wanted to do a quick shout out to a spot called Urbane Blades, right in River North/Old Town.

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He discovered the origin of the monkeypox outbreak — and tried to warn the world - NPR

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Best consulting firms for real inclusion?

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This may not be the right time but can the leader of this bowl set up a zoom meeting where the African immigrant and African American can have an open and honest panel discussion in a respectful way?

Apparently there is a lot of differences and misunderstanding between us and this could be a step forward.
We are all black and have to come together and have one voice. Let's fix each other instead of fighting each other.
Let me know your thoughts.

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Tired of hearing this from black prople AND white people. Blackness can take many forms, we are not a monolith

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Tomorrow is my last day and I am mentally checked out. My team is trying to bombard me with last minute work and questions that they know will be very hard to get done without me.

I gave two weeks notice already and did a knowledge transfer. This ask would be starting something completely new. Realistically it would take probably til 2am or 3am in the morning to complete. I have already made up in my mind that I am going to respectfully decline, but what would y’all do?

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Any opportunities for a black cloud engineer here?

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