It’s not just hair: New Orleans CROWN Act is a first for the deep south but, advocates hope, just the beginning
At its last meeting in 2020, New Orleans City Council passed the C.R.O.W.N. Act Ordinance, which prohibits race-based hair discrimination. “Black women are not a monolith, but our hair and the experiences, the prejudice that we experience, is a unified issue, regardless of age, demographics, geography [and] socioeconomic status.”
Police use-of-force policies are under renewed scrutiny after a Baton Rouge officer pinned a Black teen with his knee
When Baton Rouge activist Gary Chambers Jr. posted a cell phone video on his Facebook page of a police officer kneeling on what appeared to be a Black teenager’s neck, Louisiana’s state capital braced for the worst.