Democrats are pushing for a federal CROWN Act legislation that would end hair discrimination nationwide.

Education

School systems hostile to Black cultural expression can threaten children’s well-being.

Politics

The Congressional Black Caucus welcomed Darryl George, the Texas teen suspended from school for his hairstyle, to the annual State of the Union address.

The state’s CROWN Act was not violated, the judge ruled.

Darryl George was removed from his school and sent to a new one.

Until the CROWN Act is adopted federally, the fight against hair discrimination will continue.

The data also revealed that 66 percent of Black women often change their hair for a job interview.

Black News

Black Women’s Agenda honored Rep. Val Demings, who is working hard to replace Sen. Marco Rubio in the Senate, with the president’s award. Demings could not attend the ceremony in person hard at work on the campaign trail.  

Race Matters

Jacob Rush, a straight-A student at Abeka Academy in Pensacola, Florida, was being forced by school administrators to cut his locs in order to participate in his graduation ceremony until his mother,  Latrenda Rush, started a Change.org petition in protest, gaining over 53,000 signatures.

Race Matters

Republicans voted against the Crown Act, which bans discrimination of Black hairstyles in schools and in the workplace. Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee, Gwen Moore, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Bonnie Watson Coleman vowed to bring it up for another vote.