Tasneem Paghdiwala

Tasneem Paghdiwala

Tasneem Raja is Mother Jones's Digital Interactive Editor. She specializes in web app production, interactive graphics, and user interface design. Before crossing over to "the dark side," she was a features reporter and copy editor at the Chicago Reader from 2005 to 2008 (where she published as Tasneem Paghdiwala) and wrote about eight-year-old cinephiles, vanishing sects, and a shocking dog trainer.

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The Politics of Braids Black women have been braiding hair for generations, and until recently they didn't need a license to do it for a living. Now the state requires braiders to spend thousands of dollars on beauty school, where they must learn to cut, dye, and perm--services August 31, 2006

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