Hair braiding is one of the most beloved African-American traditions, passed down from generations of women in kitchens and on porches. But now, lawmakers in Illinois are attempting to require hair braiders to get a cosmetology degree (which can cost up to $15,000) and then apply for a license… Read more: Via:

From About 700 students gathered in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters this morning to protest drastic budget cuts which they say they are already starting to feel. “It started with JV sports, then they started cutting teachers – What’s next?” asked Somyiah Nance, a 15-year-old freshman at Whitney Young High School. The students […]