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Black hair politics explored through theater, and more to do this weekend


On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the CROWN Act, which bans school and workplace discrimination based on hairstyle. A new play — “can i touch it?” — explores Black hair politics and the racism the new law aims to address.

WBUR’s senior arts and culture reporter Cristela Guerra tells us about this local production and other weekend fun in and around Boston, including a gospel music festival in Worcester.



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