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After Nearly Two Decades, Texas House Votes To Deregulate Natural Hair Braiders

Ending what has turned out to be a nearly two decade fight, on late Thursday, the Texas House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a bill that would deregulate natural hair braiding, the latest shot in a culture war that had very real consequences for those who made their living practicing the ancient art of hair braiding. 448 more words


The Ridiculous Six and Our Past-Blind Culture

I hope you’ve heard about the Native American actors walking off the set of Adam Sandler’s movie The Ridiculous Six. If not, you can catch up real quick… 779 more words

Opinion Pieces

Jackie Robinson West Cuts Ties With Little League Over “Disrespect”

Jackie Robinson West, the championship Chicago baseball team, is cutting ties with the Little League to join the Babe Ruth League, reports the Chicago Tribune… 197 more words


Video Shows Moment Florida Deputy Shoots Man In Back After Mistaking Phone For Gun

Disturbing video of a Florida sheriff’s deputy shooting a then 20-year-old in the back after he reportedly mistook the man’s phone for a gun has emerged, prompting more questions and backlash of police tactics nationwide. 387 more words


Winning The Battle, Continuing The War by Janaye Ingram

In the Senate Gallery, the section above the floor of the United States Senate, there was a raucous, involuntary roar as the vote was read confirming Loretta Lynch as the 83rd Attorney General for the United States and the first Black woman to be named to the post. 839 more words