Kentucky School Attempts To Ban Locs, “Cornrolls,” Twists And Braids; State Legislature Shuts Them Down

- By Bossip Staff

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How would you react if your child brought home school registration info that stated that natural hairstyles were “not permitted”? I’d personally be pissed. But instead of just getting angry, Attica Scott, the first African American woman to serve in Kentucky’s State Legislature in 20 years, took to Twitter to share the shenanigans being encouraged by her daughter’s school, Butler Traditional High, part of Jefferson County Public Schools. That’s where this story began: Among the so-called distracting styles included “dreadlocks, cornrolls, twists,” as well as afros, particularly for boys, above two inches. Braids were also prohibited for young men. On a side note though, if I were a student, I would just go to school and say, “These? Well these are cornrows not rolls, so they aren’t part of the prohibited list, ma’am/sir.”
[MadameNoire]

Apple Takes A (Small) Stand By Replacing Gun Emoji With Water Pistol

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Starting in September, Apple will replace the gun emoji with a green water pistol after the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) group launched a campaign titled, Disarm The iPhone. NYAGV started the movement to stand up against gun violence that is plaguing the country and to show politicians that “stricter access to real guns” is needed, reports Cosmopolitan. By Apple removing the gun emoji, Leah Barrett, the executive director of NYAGV told CNN that the company “has stood up to the bullying tactics of the NRA and gun industry by showing that there are many more life-affirming ways to express oneself than with a gun.” Aside from changing the gun emoji, Apple will also introduce a more diverse group of emoticons such as female emojis working in the male-dominated career fields of law enforcement and construction. It will also feature the Pride flag, female athletes, and even single parent families…
[MadameNoire]

Listen To Yasiin Bey Talk Police Shootings And Victim Porn On “HYMN”

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Yasiin Bey, the artist formerly known as Mos Def is speaking on the rash of police shootings and how the media loves to play the videos over and over again. Bey released the song with producer Ferrari Sheppard. Together they have been recording music under the name Dec. 99th. On “HYMN” Yasiin Bey raps about what we’ve all been experiencing via social media and television over the last couple years, especially the last couple of months. Not being able to escape the images of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and others dying on camera after being shot by police has cause many to criticize society and news media for constantly sharing the images without offering any solutions to the problem. In under three minutes Bey capture those sentiments with lines like, “How many views when the blood ooze? I’m confused.” The song was released as a TIDAL exclusive…
[HipHopWired]


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