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Black News Anchor Celebrates Wearing Braids On-Air

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Black News Anchor Celebrates Wearing Braids On-Air

By Christina Santi via

“Let us be ourselves. We are still professionals even if our hair is different,” she said.

AJ Walker, a television news reporter for West Palm Beach, Florida’s CBS 12 News, wore box braids for the first time in her more than decade-long career.

“There are many limitations placed on on-air personalities when it comes to our look,” Walker told Yahoo Lifestyle. “Your station makes it clear that they are within their rights to have control over how long or short your hair is, and hair color, whether or not you can wear extensions, braids, or natural hair.”

The anchor said although at her past jobs she was never outwardly told not wear certain  …

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