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Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver pose with the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Hair Love” in the photo room during the 92nd Academy Awards.

The filmmakers of ‘Hair Love’ used their Oscars speech to advocate for the Crown Act, a bill that hopes to end hair discrimination

Director and former NFL player Matthew A. Cheery and his co-producer, Karen Rupert Toliver, celebrate natural hair in their short film "Hair Love."
55% of US workers say their company should do more to increase diversity and inclusion.

42% of US employees have experienced or seen racism at work. It’s the latest example of how diversity efforts are falling short, especially in A...

Surveys from McKinsey and SAP have also pointed to lagging racial diversity and inclusion efforts at US companies.

McDonald’s gets slammed with new lawsuit claiming black franchisees were ‘disparately strong armed’ out of system

A new lawsuit filed by two black McDonald's executives mirrors franchisees' claims that they face unfair treatment within the fast-food giant.

2 black McDonald’s executives allege discrimination and ‘irrational, vile, and cruel’ retaliation at the fast-food giant in new laws...

Two black McDonald's executives claim they faced discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliation at the fast-food giant.
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Penny Phelps pictured running a training session.

A Florida sheriff office’s captain told a deputy to act like a ‘white supremacist’ and a ‘Nazi’ when stopping a black mu...

The comment made by Monroe County Sheriff's Capt. Penny Phelps was recorded by a deputy's body camera during a conversation in late 2017.
Black franchisees have watched the disparities between them and the rest of McDonald's franchisees grow.

McDonald’s black franchisees are fighting to earn as much as their white counterparts, as dozens leave the company they once considered family

Over the past decade, black franchisees have seen the disparities between them and the rest of McDonald's franchisees grow.
Kids at school

Catholic schools in New York City are banning braids on black male students, and it’s all perfectly legal

City and state laws that ban discrimination against natural hairstyles in New York offer exemptions for religious organizations.
A Newsday investigation found Long Island real estate agents treated minority groups unfairly.

A 3-year Newsday investigation found Long Island real-estate agents’ widespread unequal treatment against Hispanic, Asian, and black homebuyers

Reporters found Long Island real-estate agents treated prospective homebuyers from minority groups differently from white ones.
Jonathan Sutherland.

A Penn State football player got a letter from a fan that called his dreadlocks ‘disgusting.’ Now his coach and school are jumping to the ...

Pennsylvania State University safety Jonathan Sutherland received a letter from an alumnus from Penn State who was critical of his appearance.

The owner of the controversial ‘Flintstone House’ in Silicon Valley says the city discriminated against her after they called her house a ...

The owner of the Flintstone House in court that will allow her to challenge the town who called her house an eyesore.