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A Decatur Elementary School Criticized Over Natural Hairstyle Discrimination, School District Distances Itself from School Policy

Narvie Harris Elementary School in Decatur, Ga., faced backlash regarding its discriminatory school policy regarding acceptable natural hairstyles worn by its students. Administrators at the school created and displayed a poster of what they deemed “appropriate” and “inappropriate” hairstyles for class. The advertisement solely featured Black children. Related Story: CROWN…

Black Marine Pushes Corps to Expand Hairstyle Policies

By Sheryl Estrada Staff Sgt. Cherie Wright. Photo credit: DVIDS Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller approved on Monday locks and two-strand twist hairstyles for women serving in the Marines. Staff Sgt. Cherie Wright played a major role in theapproval. Wright was an advocate and a sponsor…

Natural Hair: To Straighten or Not To Straighten

By Sheryl Estrada Angela Green, weeknight anchor for WNCT in Greenville, N.C., stands by the advice she gave an intern to straighten to her natural hair “just to please everybody.” In acell phone videoposted on her Facebook page last week labeled “Natural hair or nah” Green askedviewers to weigh in…