Black Teen Banned From Graduation Because of His Hair — Black Video News

Mont Belvieu, TX — Deandre Arnold, a high school student from Texas, is reportedly being discriminated against because of his hair style of choice. His school, Barbers Hill High School in the city of Mont Belvieu, has suspended him and banned him from participating in his own graduation unless he cuts his locks to a…Black Teen … Continue reading Black Teen Banned From Graduation Because of His Hair — Black Video News

Permanent Hair Dyes And Hair Straighteners Linked To Cancer…Especially for Black Women — BlackDoctor

New research raises concern in the beauty industry when it comes to permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners, especially among African American women. The study published this week in the International Journal of Cancer says there may be a link between those hair chemicals and breast cancer. 146 more wordsPermanent Hair Dyes And Hair Straighteners … Continue reading Permanent Hair Dyes And Hair Straighteners Linked To Cancer…Especially for Black Women — BlackDoctor

How the Afro Represents Cultural Change Within the Black Diaspora — BCNN1 WP

“How ya doin’? Good to see ya. Have a seat.” O.D. Threatt makes way for the barber chair. You feel at home as he affixes the bib over your chest. He takes your glasses. He asks the usual question: “Cut it short?” He hasn’t needed to boost the chair upward for at least 50 years. […]How … Continue reading How the Afro Represents Cultural Change Within the Black Diaspora — BCNN1 WP

Black girl assaulted by White boys who cut her dreadlocks at school —

Amber Allen. Photo: via @ZyonnAllen Facebook A Black girl was harassed and assaulted by White male students while in school. The incident occurred at a predominately White private school in Springfield, Virginia, according to… 345 more wordsBlack girl assaulted by White boys who cut her dreadlocks at school —

Big Hair, Don’t Care: A 5th-Grader Stands in Defiance of the Policing of Black Hair — The Root

“So, yesterday, I went to school, and I wore my hair in an afro like this...and a lot of people had a lot of mean things to say about it,” said Nashville fifth-grader Promise Sawyers, gesturing to her enviable halo of natural hair in a now-viral video on YouTube. 13 more wordsBig Hair, Don’t Care: A … Continue reading Big Hair, Don’t Care: A 5th-Grader Stands in Defiance of the Policing of Black Hair — The Root

The CROWN Act: California Bill Aims to Protect Black Folks from Hair Discrimination — Nappy News

California could become the first state to protect Black employees and students from hair-based discrimination, thanks to recently proposed legislation. The CROWN Act, which seeks to banish policies that punish Black folks for their hairstyles, got the green light in the state Senate in April and could be voted on in the state Assembly as … Continue reading The CROWN Act: California Bill Aims to Protect Black Folks from Hair Discrimination — Nappy News