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Walmart Will Stop Locking Up Black Hair Care Products In Stores

Walmart has been criticized in some areas for keeping Black and multicultural hair care and beauty products behind lock but the end has come for that practice.

Walmart said the locked products were only in 12 of the store’s 4,700 locations stating, “Like other retailers, the cases were put in place to deter shoplifters from some products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics and other personal care products.”  A Walmart spokesperson said, “As a retailer serving millions of customers every day from diverse backgrounds, Walmart does not tolerate discrimination of any kind.”

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How to Watch George Floyd Memorial Service on TV and Online

The first of several George Floyd memorial services will take place Thursday at 2pm EST with the Reverend Al Sharpton delivering a national eulogy from North Central University’s Frank J. Linguist Sanctuary in Minneapolis.

ABCNews.com, which will cover the service from 2-4pm EST.  Fox News channel will air continuous coverage beginning at 2pm. CBS News will carry network coverage beginning at 2pm, as well.

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This article from CNN.com has me so so emotional. We’ve got to solve this!

Millions of Americans shrugged off their fear of the coronavirus this holiday weekend when they flocked to crowded beaches, lakes and restaurants. But there is another type of contagion that still keeps some of White America paralyzed: Fear of black men in public spaces.

 

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Why this fear of black men persists

CNN writer, John Blake explains, “This fear of black men doesn’t just spring from racism. It’s psychological. There is a body of work in literature and psychology that speaks to a historical tradition where some white people — white men, in particular — project the primal aggressions that they refuse to see in themselves onto black people.” (Source CNN.com)

One epidemic we may never find a vaccine for: fear of black men in public spaces

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Virginia Becomes Fourth State To Ban Hair Discrimination – Come On Michigan!

Thanks to Gov. Ralph Northam, Virginia, the only Southern state to ban natural hair discrimination, joins California, New York and New Jersey. (Source:  Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell)

Meanwhile in Michigan, Democratic State Rep. Sarah Anthony,  introduced a bill to prevent hair discrimination in July of 2019. However, Anthony’s bill was sent to the state legislature’s House Government Operations committee. Anthony said this is where “bills go and die,” and explains that the “disappointing part is listening to colleagues who don’t understand the purpose of the legislation. It’s frustrating for me who hears the stories all the time” Anthony said she will l fight for the bill  as long as she is a state representative.” (Source: lansingstatejournal.com)

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