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Entertainment Gabrielle Union Invites Texas Student Told To Cut His Dreadlocks To The Oscars

02:15  01 february  2020
02:15  01 february  2020 Source:   variety.com

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Gabrielle Union has invited DeAndre Arnold, a Texas high school student who was told he won't be allowed to walk at his graduation ceremony unless he cut his dreadlocks , to the "Hey DeAndre, I’m Gabrielle Union and I am one of the producers of the Oscar -nominated short film ‘Hair Love,’" Union

DeAndre Arnold, teen suspended for dreadlocks , invited to Oscars by "Hair Love" team. Cherry also told Arnold that Dove will "provide full wardrobe and glam for the big night" for both him and his mom. After Arnold found out he was invited to the Oscars , he said it was "a surreal moment."

After Deandre Arnold, a senior attending Barbers Hill High School in Southeast Texas, was suspended from school and told he wouldn’t graduate due to his dreadlocks, Gabrielle Union (a producer on the Oscar nominated animated short film “Hair Love”) invited Deandre Arnold and his family to join her at the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 9.

Gabrielle Union posing for the camera© J M HAEDRICH/SIPA/Shutterstock

According to Arnold’s family, the school claimed the teen’s hair violated the school district’s dress code.

“When we heard the amazing story of a young black father with long beautiful locs just trying to figure out how to do his daughter’s hair, we knew that we had to support any way we could, we had to get involved any way we could — the same way as when we heard about your story and you just wanting to wear your hair the way you want at school,” Union said in a video, which aired Friday on “CBS this Morning.”

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MONT BELVIEU, Texas (KPRC/CNN) - A Texas high school student is set to graduate in a few months, but after receiving in-school suspension due to the His mother says the teenager has had dreadlocks for years and always followed the school’s dress code, keeping his hair off his shoulders

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (KPRC/CNN) - A Texas high school student is set to graduate in a few months, but after receiving in-school suspension due to the His mother says the teenager has had dreadlocks for years and always followed the school’s dress code, keeping his hair off his shoulders

Her husband Dwyane Wade also sent a message saying, “We love the way that you carry yourself and we wanted to do something special for you.”

Director Matthew A. Cherry closed out the video saying Arnold and his mother are set to receive an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles as well as “the red carpet treatment,” sponsored by the Dove company. “Deandre, you’re such a good kid. We’ve all been so inspired by your story and this is the very least we can do to thank you for standing up for yourself and for your right to wear your natural hair at school,” the “Hair Love” helmer said.

As Varietypreviously reported, Union was booted from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” after making complaints of a toxic work environment. The actress was also said to have received multiple complaints about her various hair styles being “too black” for the AGT audience. The firing prompted an internal investigation into the popular competition series. The “America’s Got Talent” investigation should be closed by the end of January according to NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Teledgy.

Teen told no graduation because of deadlocks

  Teen told no graduation because of deadlocks Controversy erupted at a school board meeting on MLK Day.Activists stood by the student, Deandre Arnold, after news of his suspension got out. "This is a black and white issue," Gary Monroe, with the United Urban Alumni Association, said. "Deandre should not have to — he should not have to go through this. His family should not have to go through this. But I expect it from a board that has zero diversity.

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (KPRC/CNN) - A Texas high school student is set to graduate in a few months, but after receiving in-school suspension due to the length of his Deandre Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School, says he has embraced his family's Trinidadian culture with his dreadlocks

MONT BELVIEU, Texas (KPRC/CNN) - A Texas high school student is set to graduate in a few months, but after receiving in-school suspension due to the His mother says the teenager has had dreadlocks for years and always followed the school’s dress code, keeping his hair off his shoulders

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Dwyane Wade Recalls Telling Gabrielle Union About His Other Child .
The former NBA pro says telling the actress was the 'hardest thing' he's ever had to do.Wade, who began dating Union in 2008, fathered his 6-year-old son, Xavier, in 2013, when he and Union were on a break. At the time, Wade was already dad to Zaire, 18 and Zaya, 12, as well as guardian to his nephew, Dahveon, 18. Union and Wade, who tied the knot in 2014, have since welcomed a daughter, 1-year-old Kaavia.

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