UPDATE (July 2, 2021 10:00 A.M. EST): July 3, 2021 is the second annual National Crown Day and the second anniversary of the signing of the Crown Act. To have a good time, Dove and the Crown Coalition are internet hosting the inaugural Crown Awards, which can “honor Black women paving the way with contributions to culture, community, entrepreneurship, entertainment and the advancement of Black beauty,” in keeping with a press launch from the coalition. This award ceremony, hosted by Tai Beauchamp, will honor these in sports activities, enterprise, activism, and extra.
Some of the evening’s notable company and honorees embody TikTook cooking star Tabitha Brown, former senator Holly J, Mitchell, the Nae Nae Twins, and the Curly Girl Collective. You can watch the first-ever Crown Awards on thecrownact.com, the Crown Act’s Facebook web page, or Dove’s Facebook web page on July 3 at 7 PM ET.
The Crown Coalition is formally declaring July 3, 2020 a nationwide vacation. On the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Crown Act, National Crown Day will function a day to face in solidarity with Black individuals and the suitable to put on their pure hair with out worry of discrimination. The coalition, based by Dove, National Urban League, Color of Change, and the Western Center on Law and Poverty, introduced the vacation in a press launch on June 30.
“The Black community has always had a strong tradition of passing down stories, history, and cultural pride to shape future generations on what is important to remember and carry forward,” the assertion reads. “Given the heightened spotlight on racial injustice, now is the time to galvanize the country to eradicate all forms of discrimination that negatively impact the Black community, including hair discrimination.”
The Crown Act is a legislation that “prohibits discrimination based on hairstyle and hair texture,” because the coalition explains. As of this text’s posting date, it has been handed in seven states together with California, New York, New Jersey, and Washington. Cincinnati and Montgomery County in Maryland have additionally adopted the legislation. Nine states are at the moment contemplating the Crown Act, together with Georgia, Kansas, Connecticut, and Louisiana. In different states, the act has been launched into laws, however has not been handed. That means it is authorized in most states to discriminate towards somebody just because they put on their hair in an Afro, locs, braids, or every other historically Black hairstyles.