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Black women are nearly one and a half times more likely than white women to be sent home from their jobs because of their hair.

That’s according to a 2019 survey from personal care brand Dove.

The CROWN or “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair” Act is part of a national campaign to end hair-based discrimination.


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has formally dedicated a state office building with a new name that honors two civil rights pioneers. 


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As the fight for equal protection under the law continues across America, Michigan is honoring two of its own civil rights pioneers.


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Some Michigan Democrats want to expand access to affordable housing across the state.