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Mitchell’s hair discrimination law signed by governor

LOS ANGELES — California became the first state in the nation to prohibit natural hair discrimination when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. Senate Bill 188, or The CROWN Act, was proposed by state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles  Being a black woman with Read More…

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Reparations are about more than just money

If reparations are to “repair that which is broken,” money alone to individuals won’t do it for African Americans. In fact, a lot more is needed to address impediments like substandard education, housing, health care and financing. Reconstruction and the civil rights movement did some good in righting the wrongs. But because our leaders challenged Read More…

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Mitchell bill preventing hair discrimination passes Senate

LOS ANGELES — A Southland lawmaker’s bill seeking to prevent workplace hair-grooming rules that discriminate against styles favored by black women and men passed the Senate floor April 22 on a unanimous vote. Introduced by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, SB 188 aims to “create a respectful and open workplace for natural hair” by Read More…