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UPDATE: Christian School Changes Natural Hair Policy After Backlash

The school had rejected Faith Fennidy's hair extensions stating, "Only the student's natural hair is permitted."

After a social media video went viral showing Christ the King Elementary School student Faith Fennidy being sent home crying because the school rejected her hair extensions, the school announced on Monday it has withdrawn its policy that "Only the student's natural hair is permitted."

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Christian School Says Black Girl's Hairstyle Isn't 'Natural,' Sends Her Home: Video

"My sister Faith and many little Black girls wear extensions ... the school sneakily added in a policy that no extensions, clip-ins or weaves are allowed," Steven Fennidy said in a Facebook post.

UPDATE: Aug. 29, 2018

After a social media video went viral showing Christ the King Elementary School student Faith Fennidy being sent home crying because the school rejected her hair extensions, the school announced on Monday it has withdrawn its policy that "Only the student's natural hair is permitted."

"School officials said when the issue arose, they immediately reviewed the policy and recognized that there may have been sensitivities that needed to be addressed," according to WDSU.

Fennidy and another student who showed up to Christ the King in Terrytown, La., with hair extensions are now able to return to school after their attorney filed an injunction.

"Neither family have yet to do so," reports WVUE.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Shares Her Struggle with Severe Hair Loss

"'Oh my God, am I going bald?' It was one of those times in my life when I was literally shaking with fear," Pinkett Smith said.

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Hairstyles have both cultural and political significance within the Black community. From locs to Afros to press and curls, the intricacies of hairstyles are especially understood among Black women. It's an extension of self-expression.

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Accenture's Rah Thomas on Being His Authentic Self at Work

Thomas works at a company that not only accepts his dreadlocks but also encourages him to wear the hairstyle significant to his culture.

By Alana Winns and Christian Carew

Rah Thomas, a managing director in Accenture's Infrastructure Operations practice and co-lead of the African American employee resource group, has been growing his dreadlocks for almost 20 years.

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.

Lupita Nyong'o Slams Magazine for Editing Out Her Natural Hair

"There is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against Black women's complexion, hair style and texture," Nyong'o wrote.

Lupita Nyong'o took a stand against her natural hair being digitally altered for the cover of Grazia UK magazine. The Oscar-winning actress refused to allow "unconscious prejudice" and set standards of beauty negate her "beautiful, kinky, coily hair."

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KKK Supporter Called Out for Wearing Dreadlocks

A photo of a Klan supporter at a rally wearing a hairstyle culturally associated with Black people goes viral.

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Social media users are abuzz about the irony of a photo of a Ku Klux Klan supporter at a rally in Charlottesville, Va., wearing dreadlocks — a hairstyle culturally associated with Black people, and a style for which Black people are often discriminated.

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Black Marine Pushes Corps to Expand Hairstyle Policies

Sergeant was catalyst to bring Marines in line with the rest of the armed forces in regards to twist hairstyles.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Natural Hair: To Straighten or Not To Straighten

A North Carolina TV news anchor sparks national debate with Facebook posting on natural hair.

By Sheryl Estrada

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