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August 12, 2022, 8:03 AM

Tennessee woman eases back to school stress for single moms by offering free hair braiding

A Tennessee-based woman, Brittany Starks, is easing back-to-school stress for single mothers by offering free hair braiding for children.
August 12, 2022, 8:03 AM
Woman eases back to school stress for single moms with free hair braiding
2 months ago

National Crown Day 2022: 16 states have passed laws to ban natural hair discrimination

National Crown Day is back for a third year to celebrate Black hair independence on the anniversary of the inaugural signing of the Crown Act.
2 months ago
National Crown Day 2022: 16 states have banned natural hair discrimination
6 months ago

Tips to show some love for your hair

Celebrity hairstylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew has some advice to breathe new life into your locks.
6 months ago
Tips to show some love for your hair
8 months ago

13 gorgeous natural hairstyle ideas to try for the holidays

Check out these holiday hairstyles ideas that look amazing on naturally curly hair textures.
8 months ago
13 natural hairstyle ideas to try for the holidays
10 months ago

A look at CROWN Act, which bans discrimination because of hair

"GMA" sponsor Dove was instrumental in getting the law passed after a number of Black children were forced to cut their hair or remove their braids.
10 months ago
A look at CROWN Act, which bans discrimination because of hair
1 year ago

Father seeks $1M after teacher cut his daughter's hair without permission

Jimmy Hoffmeyer, a Michigan father, seeks $1 million after a teacher cut his daughter's hair without his permission.
1 year ago
Father seeks $1M after teacher cut his daughter's hair without permission
1 year ago

Dad says teacher cut his biracial daughter's hair without permission

Jimmy Hoffmeyer is fighting back over the incident involving his 7-year-old daughter, Jurnee, and is pushing for change.
1 year ago
Dad says teacher cut his biracial daughter's hair without permission
1 year ago

'Black hair is professional': Woman proudly rocks natural hair for new headshot

North Carolina-based healthcare administration professional Koai Martin proudly rocked her natural hair in her new professional headshot and inspires others.
1 year ago
'Black hair is professional': Woman proudly rocks natural hair for new headshot
1 year ago

Pinterest launches new feature allowing users to filter hair searches by texture or type

Pinterest has rolled out a new search feature that allows pinners to search and filter hairstyles based on specific hair texture or type.
1 year ago
Pinterest launches new feature allowing users to filter hair searches by texture
1 year ago

Mom's fight against hair bias sparks statewide changes in Illinois

Ida Nelson, 38, is fighting against hair discrimination in Illinois on behalf of her son.
1 year ago
Mom's fight against hair bias sparks statewide changes in Illinois
1 year ago

7-year-old pushes educational app to include diverse hairstyles

Morgan Bugg, 7, convinced the Freckle app to add more diverse hairstyles in its avatar customization options.
1 year ago
7-year-old pushes educational app to include diverse hairstyles
1 year ago

Natural hair swim caps rejection sparks conversation on coded bias, gatekeeping and representation

The International Swimming Federation banned the use of Soul Caps, swim caps for natural hair, at the Olympics.
1 year ago
Ban on swim caps for natural hair at Olympics is latest barrier for Black swimmers
1 year ago

Activists push for anti-discrimination laws focused on natural hair on ‘Crown Day’

California celebrates two years since the CROWN Act was passed, which outlaws natural hair discrimination.
1 year ago
Activists push for anti-discrimination laws focused on natural hair on ‘Crown Day’
1 year ago

North Carolina teen athlete speaks out after being forced to cut hair

Black student speaks out after being made to cut her hair to play in softball game.
1 year ago
Black student speaks out after being made to cut her hair to play in softball game
1 year ago

Connecticut passes CROWN Act to ban natural hair discrimination

Connecticut is on track to become the next state to pass The Crown Act which bans natural hair discrimination in schools and workplaces.
1 year ago
Connecticut moves to become latest state to ban natural hair discrimination
2 years ago

Hairstylist shares how to braid hair at home during the pandemic

Hairstylist Niani Barracks has taken her hair tutorials online amid the pandemic to teach others how to braid at home.
2 years ago
Hairstylist shares how to braid like a boss at home during the pandemic
2 years ago

Tia Mowry reflects on learning to love her natural hair in defiance of beauty standards

Tia Mowry opened up to Elle magazine about learning to love her natural hair in defiance of beauty standards.
2 years ago
Tia Mowry reflects on learning to love her natural hair
2 years ago

This is the story of Black hair

Author Emma Dabiri says the stigma around Afro-textured hair is a construct. Here's where the myth comes from.
2 years ago
This is the story of Black hair
2 years ago

US Air Force changes hair requirements for women

The Air Force will now allow women to have longer braids, ponytails and bangs.
2 years ago
US Air Force changes hair requirements for women
2 years ago

North Carolina cities OK ban on hairstyle discrimination

Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros
2 years ago
2 years ago

Brooklyn resident, Simone Williams, honored by Guiness World record for biggest afro

Janai Norman reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
2 years ago
Brooklyn resident, Simone Williams, honored by Guiness World record for biggest afro
2 years ago

UPS ends ban on beards, natural hairstyles and gender-specific guidelines

UPS ends ban on beards, natural hairstyles and gender-specific guidelines.
2 years ago
UPS ends ban on beards, natural hairstyles and gender-specific guidelines
2 years ago

'Bad Hair' exposes truths surrounding Black hair through comedy and drama

Hulu original, "Bad Hair," exposes scary truths surrounding Black hair through comedy and drama.
2 years ago
'Bad Hair' exposes truths surrounding Black hair through comedy and drama
2 years ago

House passes bill that would make natural hair discrimination illegal nationwide

The U.S. House of Representatives passed The Crown Act to end hair discrimination nationwide.
2 years ago
House passes bill that would make natural hair discrimination illegal
2 years ago

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas shows off natural hair along with a heartfelt message

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas posted a photo of her long, natural hair along with a heartfelt message.
2 years ago
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas shows off natural hair along with a heartfelt message
2 years ago

Kerry Washington wears amazing Afro on Town & Country's September 2020 issue

Kerry Washington stars on the cover of Town & Country's September 2020 issue with fabulous 'fro look.
2 years ago
Kerry Washington wears amazing Afro on Town & Country's September 2020 issue
2 years ago

Cosmetology students, hairstylists describe a race divide

After repeatedly being denied service by high-end salons because her hair was seen as too difficult to style, Kanessa Alexander took an unusual step
2 years ago
3 years ago

Texas lawmakers are drafting a hair discrimination bill

The Texas Legislative Black Caucus announced it's working on a bill that would ban discrimination based on hair textures and styles commonly associated with race following the suspension of a black high school student near Houston
3 years ago
Texas lawmakers are drafting a hair discrimination bill
3 years ago

Maryland county becomes first in the nation to ban hair discrimination

Maryland county becomes the first in the nation to ban discrimination against hairstyles on a local level.
3 years ago
County becomes first in the nation to ban hair discrimination
3 years ago

Texas teen in school dreadlock controversy gets $20,000 scholarship, high-profile support

The Texas teen Deandre Arnold has received waves of online support and a generous scholarship gift from celebrities.
3 years ago
Teen in school dreadlock controversy gets $20,000 scholarship, high-profile support
3 years ago

Small town at the center of new dreadlock controversy

A Texas high school is in the spotlight after parents of two students said their sons face in-school suspension over their hair length.
3 years ago
Small town at the center of new dreadlock controversy
3 years ago

Texas town causing uproar with new dreadlock controversy

A Texas high school student was told he’d receive in-school suspension due to the length of his dreadlocks.
3 years ago
Texas town causing uproar with new dreadlock controversy
3 years ago

California law banning discrimination against natural hair officially goes into effect

California was the first state to ban natural hair discrimination in the U.S.
3 years ago
California law banning discrimination against natural hair goes into effect
3 years ago

Sen. Cory Booker announces 1st federal bill to ban natural hair discrimination

Senator Cory Booker unveils a bill to ban discrimination based on hair textures and hairstyles commonly associated with a particular race or national origin.
3 years ago
Sen. Cory Booker announces 1st federal bill to ban natural hair discrimination
3 years ago

#FreeTheCurls: Why ABC News' Janai Norman chose to embrace her natural hair on TV

ABC News' Janai Norman shares the challenges black women face for wearing natural air while at work and why she decided to take a stand.
3 years ago
Why this ABC News correspondent challenged TV standards with her natural hair
3 years ago

7 stylish black women at Curlfest tell us what natural hair means to them

Women rocking braids, curls, locs and more celebrate natural hair at Curlfest.
3 years ago
7 stylish black women on what natural hair means to them
3 years ago

California becomes the 1st state to ban natural hair discrimination

California has become the first state to ban natural hair discrimination in the United States under new law.
3 years ago
California becomes the 1st state to ban natural hair discrimination
3 years ago

Serena Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, applies to natural hair Facebook groups

Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian joined 'Natural Hair Facebook Groups' to help style his daughter's hair.
3 years ago
Serena Williams' husband, Alexis Ohanian, applies to natural hair Facebook groups
3 years ago

Cincinnati slated to become the next city to ban discrimination against natural hair

Cincinnati is slated to become the next city to ban discrimination against natural hair.
3 years ago
Cincinnati slated to become the next city to ban discrimination against natural hair
3 years ago

Black, natural hair gets new protections in New York City

The legal guidance by New York City is reported to be the first in the country.
3 years ago
Black, natural hair gets new protections in New York City
3 years ago

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell: Why I'm leading the charge against natural hair discrimination in America

State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell discusses her journey toward banning natural hair discrimination in California.
3 years ago
Sen. Holly Mitchell: Why I'm leading the charge against natural hair discrimination