Cornrows & Co. opens. Circulated a "Wanted Poster," they would pay legal fees for any woman threatened to lose their job because of their braids.
Filed EEOC and lawsuits against Hyatt Hotels, Marriott Corporation, Double Tree Hotels, Avis Rent-a-Car, American Airlines, the Metropolitan Police Department, the Smithsonian and numerous other businesses for discrimination against women with braided hairstyles.
Clint Bolick, of the (then) Landmark Center for Civil Rights and Chip Mellor form the Institute for Justice, (IJ); Taalib-Din and Pamela were their first clients vs. The District of Columbia.
DC Mayor Sharon Pratt-Kelly signs a new cosmetology bill into law, creating the nation's first Braider license. Pamela is appointed to the Barber and Cosmetology Board.
Cornrows & Co. was successful in helping to change the US Navy's grooming standards to allow braids while in uniform.
Taalib-Din and Pamela form the American Hair Braiders and Natural Hair Care Association (AHNHA) and hold its first Legislative Summit in Washington, DC, teaching braiders from across the country how the legislative process works.
Isis Brantly handcuffed and arrested in Dallas, TX for braiding hair; Taalib-Din defends her in court and wins.
Pamela was honored at the US Pentagon, for helping to change the Army's grooming standards to allow twist hairstyles.
Pamela & Taalib-Din help Maryland Braiders defeat Bill requiring braiders to go to cosmetology school.