Crown stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. The Crown Act prohibits “discrimination based on an individual's texture or style of hair.”
Our complicated relationship with the word mirrors the complicated relationship that the Black community has with natural hair.
Virginia is the fourth state to ban natural hair discrimination, joining California, New York and New Jersey.
Deandre Arnold has been growing his locs since the seventh grade. His high school now says he's in violation of the district's dress code.
The Democratic presidential candidate is pushing to have the CROWN Act taken to the federal level.
With the passage of the CROWN Act and the introduction of similar bills nationwide, we are finally on our way to having the freedom to rock our curls, kinks, and coils.
The new law aims to protect individuals wearing natural styles such as locs, braids, twists, and Afros.
New Yorkers will be able to seek legal recourse if they have been discriminated against because of how they choose to maintain their hair.