Celebrating the Crowns We've Been Gifted

On July 3, we celebrate National Crown Day! It’s a big day honoring empowerment and embracing the natural and beautiful tresses that grow from our scalps as Black people.   The day was built by Dove in support of the CROWN Act, which is a law signed in multiple states to protect folks from race-based discrimination at a job or school.   The day and the campaign around is founded and led by Dove, the National Urban League, Color Of Change, and Western Center on Law & Poverty.  What is the Crown Act?  The CROWN Act is legislation in process, based on supporting the “crown” of our heads –...

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10+ Things to Watch this Juneteenth

via GIPHY   This weekend, African Ancestry will be among millions of Black people and businesses who are celebrating the national holiday, Juneteenth, which commemorates the day of emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.  For African-Americans, this was and continues to be a special day where we we’re publicly “allowed” freedom from enslavement and were transitioned from a perception of property to personhood. The truth is, we have always been full, whole, wonderful people. Today, we extend the celebration of the original day, June 19, 1865, which was the day that the last enslaved people in Galveston, TX learned that...

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