C.J. Stanley Sr. walked his son outside of the school, and filmed his reaction to discrimination.
C.J. Stanley Sr. took his six-year-old son to A Book Christian Academy in Apopka, Fla., for his first day at school, but C.J. Jr. was turned away because of his dreadlocks. The school had a policy on no long hair for boys, and the fact that C.J. offered to put his hair in a pony tail didn't help.
Waithe is no longer letting stereotypes stand in her way.
For many Black women, hair is tied to identity. Award-winning screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe said queer stereotypes prevented her from cutting her hair, until now.
Research from Accenture found allowing an employee to be their authentic self is linked to advancement, and Rah Thomas is a good example.
By Sheryl Estrada , Alana Winns and Christian Carew
Rah Thomas made a decision early on in his corporate career to work at a company that would not only accept his dreadlocks but would encourage him to wear the hairstyle.
"I recognize 100 percent that there are spaces that I should not take up," Stenberg said.
Amandla Stenberg, 19, best known for her role in "The Hunger Games," explained in a recent conversation at the TIFF Next Wave Festival in Toronto why she walked away from the audition process for Ryan Coogler's box office smash, "Black Panther."
SheaMoisture founder Richelieu Dennis acquires the media brand from Time Inc.
Richelieu Dennis, founder and chairperson of Essence Ventures, purchased Essence Communications, which includes the magazine and its parent lifestyle brand, from Time Inc. The media brand that has been embraced by Black women since the 1970s returns to being ran by an entirely Black-owned independent company.
After being told her hairstyle is too urban, Destiny Thompkins took to Facebook to expose "blatant racism and discrimination."
A white Banana Republic manager who informed Black employee Destiny Thompkins that her box braids hairstyle is too "urban" and "unkempt" for the clothing store and wouldn't schedule the 19-year-old for shifts unless she removed them is now out of a job.