State of Texas

Isis Brantley (Ep. 37, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Isis Brantley, a Dallas-based African hair braiding expert and entrepreneur who successfully fought the State of Texas’s bureaucratic restrictions on natural hair braiding, making hair braiding services and instruction available to thousands of African American women in Texas.

Green Room: Prison Heat

What could drive prisoners and their guards to join forces against the State of Texas? With temps topping 150F in several facilities, union leader Lance Lowry says spending time in a Texas prison could become an unsanctioned death sentence.