ACT IN VOICES OF AMERICA AND NYC LENS

Friends-- 

In a recent blog post, African Communities Together highlighted its work in helping African hair braiders apply for the Natural Hair Styling License and in campaigning for the re-authorization of Temporary Protected Status for Ebola-affected countries. 

Voices of America

The African Hair Braider Orientation was an exciting time for the 100+ African hair braiders in attendance to learn how they can apply for the Natural Hair Styling License. At the Orientation, several hair braiders and event staff spoke with a journalist from Voices of America. 

To listen to the complete audio interview, click here!

NYC Lens

ACT is currently launching a national campaign advocating for the re-authorization of Temporary Protected Status for Ebola-affected countries. The program, which was first authorized in November 2014, is scheduled to expire in May 2016. 

At the February Membership Meeting, ACT staff and members spoke with a reporter from NYC Lens. Each of their stories speak to the larger narrative of how Temporary Protected Status impacts the daily lives of Africans both here in the U.S. and back home.   

To read the full story from NYC Lens, click here!