New York Becomes Latest State to Ban Hair Discrimination

It’s now illegal in two major states to discriminate against Black people because of their hairstyles or textures. New York followed California’s lead on Friday and became the latest state to ban hair discrimination when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly bill No. 07797 into law.

Woman suing Harvard over slave portraits gets key support

In this March 20, 2019 file photo Tamara Lanier attends a news conference near the Harvard Club, in New York. Lanier, of Norwich, Conn., is suing the Harvard University for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict two of her ancestors. Descendants of a Harvard professor who commissioned a series of 1850…