In the News

February 26, 2020

By Amy Dodds

 

February 26, 2020

In a developing state and local employment law trend, wearing one's natural hair in the workplace has become a right in certain jurisdictions. People of color are most likely to experience discrimination in the workplace based on the style and texture of their natural hair.

February 26, 2020

By: Kylie Eckard, Pasquino

The West Virginia Legislature is currently looking at a bill called the CROWN Act (SB 850), which prohibits discimination based on hair traits commonly associated with race and people of color.


As of mid-Wednesday, February 26, the bill had passed its second reading on the Senate floor and is headed for its final reading.
Three states and two cities in the United States have enacted the CROWN Act. This is an acronym which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair.”

February 24, 2020

By: Elizabeth Moss & Judith Martin-Straw

 

CULVER CITY- “Black people do not have the luxury to not engage politically in our community at every level.” State Senator Holly Mitchell put it square in the center from her seat on the panel of the Black History Month discussion at Blackbird House Co-Working space on Feb. 22, 2020.

 

February 24, 2020

By: TCR Saff

LOS ANGELES- 

A decision by Los Angeles County to eliminate court administrative fees could soon be followed by a statewide measure, reports CalMatters.

The decision by the county board of supervisors last week made Los Angeles the fourth in California to eliminate the fees. If a bill introduced in the state Senate is approved, the rest of California could soon follow.

“Most of the people who have contact with the criminal justice system are already struggling to make ends meet,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who co-wrote the measure.

February 14, 2020
By: Julianne Malveaux
 
KUDOS TO CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR HOLLY MITCHELL FOR STARTING THE BALL ROLLING. CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WHO WORKED WITH HER TO PASS THIS IMPORTANT LEGISLATION.
 
February 12, 2020

Tanu Henry | California Black Media

 

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in partnership with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA hosted a daylong series of panel discussions titled the “State of Black California” in Los Angeles.

 

African-American members of the California State Assembly and Senate served as moderators of the discussions that covered education, public safety, civic engagement, economic empowerment, political organizing and the upcoming 2020 census.