News anchor lauded for sporting natural hair on air

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A Florida news anchor has gone viral after sharing photos of herself sporting her short, natural hair on air. On Sept. 9, Lena Pringle, an anchor at WJXT News4Jax in Jacksonville, Fla.. posted the photos of her natural taper cut on Twitter, where it was retweeted nearly 11,000 times. “Shoutout to the people who told me I wouldn’t be able to get/keep a broadcast news job with a short natural haircut,” she wrote. “Joke’s on you, huh?”. The tweet drew praise from fellow Twitter users, who responded in admiration. “You are stunning!” WHDH anchor Amaka Ubaka, who is based in Boston, wrote. At least one Twitter user thanked Pringle for being a role model to Black women looking to enter the journalism industry. According to a study by Dove, Black women are 80 percent more likely to change their natural hair in order to meet social norms or expectations at the office
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