The lovely “CROWN” act has freed black hair preventing “blackness” in hair from being discriminated against in the State of California – the first to do so in the USA (and oldest state name). See the bill (here), one author Queen Senator Holly Mitchell: California’s definitely taking Queen Calafia’s lead, true to its name. According to a recent article in the (L.A. Times):
“It's important to me as a black woman,” said Williams, who owns Mahogany Hair Revolution, a hair salon in Beverly Hills. “Our skin color and our hair have been used as ways to continue to keep us disenfranchised.
Identity is everything! Just like our California name. Identity is the crux of who we are. Yet Queen Calafia’s hair is free but not her image and body? Names and seeing oneself in another like image are relatable and drives one’s dreams and ingenuity to do better or beyond those we identify with and idolize.
Take it from recent 15-year-old Wimbledon monumental historical winner Cori “Coco” Geoff against one of the oldest Queens of Tennis, Venus Williams, 39. Both are Queen Calafias finest for sure! According to the (Kansas City Star), the father stated of the #CaliforniaMagic moment on Coco: “I just said to her: This match is really magical. Just enjoy it. Your first Wimbledon main draw and you're on a main court against somebody you looked up to from the beginning.".
The history making event according to the Star further reported:
“Gauff, who is black, idolized Williams and her younger sister, Serena, the first African American women since Althea Gibson in the 1950s to win a Grand Slam singles championship.
Serena has said Gauff reminds her of Venus.
After Monday's match, Gauff said she thanked Venus "for everything she did."
"I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her," said Gauff, who joined the crowd in applauding for Venus as she walked off the court.”
How many California children minds remained untapped? A dream is conquerable. As Coco keeps fighting, so will we. (N.Y. Times) reports, “Coco Gauff was the youngest player to reach the fourth round of the women's singles at Wimbledon since Jennifer Capriati in 1991.” What a colossal California month in July we have had. Independence and freedom aren’t haphazardly thrown together, but are fought for, so let it ring! We are well on our way to equity in America.
Well done California, on freeing Black hair, slay away! Since California freed Hair, let’s free the Seal by pressing sign at www.caliisme.com to restore Queen Calafia, the namesake of California. Educate (book), celebrate (gear), and act (Sign California Censored petition) @ www.caliisme.com
We know Serena. Know Coco. Know Calafia.