Today, July 3rd, marks National CROWN Day--the second anniversary of the signing of the CROWN Act—legislation which declares race-based hair discrimination illegal—in an effort to "Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair." Since initially passing in California, 13 states and 29 municipalities have now passed the legislation and a federal bill was recently introduced in both the House and Senate in March.

As one of the proud media sponsors of the CROWN Awards, EBONY is celebrating the strength and grace of Black women by honoring inspiring trailblazers across industries. Visit to start CROWN Day with a virtual wellness workout at 10:30am EST; at 11:00am EST, witness the unveiling of the CROWN mural created by artist Candice Taylor in D.C.; then, catch the livestream of the inaugural awards ceremony, tonight at 7:00pm EST / 4:00pm / PST hosted by Tai Beauchamp, with special guests Tabitha Brown and Tashara Parker, below.