I receive a lot of press releases from places that have nothing to do with Chester. I read them all just to see what’s going on. The one I’m sharing below makes no sense to me because it basically says this country has to legislate hair styles.

I guess it’s a positive move by the Pennsylvania state legislators to create laws to leave people alone about their damn hair. As far as I’m concerned, as long as your hair is clean and lice free, you can do what you want with it.

Just writing this reminds me of an episode of Byron Allen’s show ‘The First Family’ when the President’s wife got her hair done and it came out looking like the statue of liberty with blinking lights and all. I wish I could find a photo.

Sept. 23, 2020 – State Representatives Joanna McClinton (D-191), Summer Lee (D-34) and State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-7)  the Pennsylvania Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act at 11:30 a.m. Thursday Sept. 23, and address the need to eliminate hair discrimination on a state level. Seven states have enacted CROWN Act legislation and adopted protections for people who could be discriminated against for wearing natural hair in the workplace, schools, and beyond

The legislators will also be joined by Adjoa B. Asamoah, CEO of ABA Consulting and advocacy champion for the CROWN Act nationally. Asamoah’s tireless work helped to get the CROWN Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and will continue as the legislation moves to the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate. 

The legislators will discuss how the bills, House Bill 2725 and Senate Bill 964 would work in Pennsylvania and address the positive impact it would have in fighting discrimination against black and brown people who proudly wear their natural hair.