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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…

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Third annual Women’s March draws thousands downtown

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of Angelenos gathered in support of women’s rights Jan. 19 during the third annual Women’s March LA.”  The starting location was Pershing Square in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Crowded at the intersection of 5th and Hill streets, a wave of women (with some men) holding picket signs filled the Read More…

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‘Has MLK’s dream for equality for all been realized yet?’

STREET BEAT Lisa Jackson Hollywood  “No, we’re going backwards. Look who’s in the White House now. It seems like Jim Crow is being reinstated. The more we protest and fight for equality, the worse it gets for us.”  Damian McCully Los Angeles  “Certainly not. However, there have been strides made from the time of Dr. Read More…