Tag: New York City

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Swanky Salon First Business Penalized Under New York’s Hair Discrimination Legal Guidelines

A swanky salon on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has been penalized under the city’s hair discrimination legal guidelines, New York City’s Human Rights Commission announced last week. Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger salon is the first business in New York City to face the consequences of discriminating against Black…

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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…

Brooklyn, New York, Homeowners

Black Homeowners in Gentrifying Brooklyn Neighborhoods at Risk of Fraud, New York Times Reports

Fraudsters in New York are taking advantage of the booming Brooklyn real-estate market, tricking homeowners into signing deeds that transfer the property to new owners — for a fraction of what the house is worth. The victims? Black homeowners living in rapidly-gentrifying neighborhoods. The New York Times published a story…