Tag: Cornrows

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Queens Mother Lavona Batts Sues Catholic School for Telling Her Son He Could Not Wear His Hair in Cornrows

Lavona Batts’ 8-year-old son attended his first day of school at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy in Jamaica, Queens, wearing his hair in cornrows. When his grandmother, Joan, picked him up, the principal rubbed the top of the boy’s head and said, “We don’t accept this,” according to Batts’ complaint. The…

Marie Claire's Cornrow Confusion

By Chris Hoenig Social media editors at Marie Claire magazine found themselves in damage-control mode this week after they tweeted out a picture of Kendall Jenner with her hair in partial cornrows, praising the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star for taking her “bold braids to a new epic level.”…