Henson's stylist shared the reason behind the cut, and DiversityInc asked Tamika Katon-Donegal, an L.A.-based Black actress, why she wears her natural curls.
The nation's oldest civil rights organization continues to honor talent the Oscars are slow to recognize.
At the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards Saturday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the organization continued its legacy of recognizing outstanding Black actors, while the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences now makes an effort to catch up.
Much like a lesson of the film, never underestimate the value of African American talent.
"Hidden Figures" came in almost $2 million above expectations for its wide-release debut. The film has taken the top spot at the box office, slightly edging out "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
"Every single day, there are 7,000 new people of color added to the U.S. population, and 1,000 whites," author Steve Phillips said.
Civil rights attorney Steve Phillips, author of the New York Times bestselling book "Brown Is the New White," told some of the nation's top thought leaders and corporate executives committed to diversity and inclusion that a "New American Majority" is "transforming all manners of modern society."