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December 05, 2019

 

Dec 03, 2019

What Happens When Prison ‘Lifers’ Get A Chance At Healing And Redemption?

By: Nick Wing, Kyle C. Barry

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Like a high school or college graduation, the men were called up one by one to receive a certificate and a handshake from state Senator Holly Mitchell, a Democrat from Los Angeles, who attended the ceremony as a guest speaker.

November 20, 2019

Report: California in Good Fiscal Shape With Expected $7 Billion Surplus
 

By: Nathan Solis  November 20, 2019

October 24, 2019

Bias training aimed at reducing mortality

 

By Arwa Dahir, CONTRIBUTOR
October 24, 2019

 

Pregnancy and motherhood can be the most joyous experience in a woman’s life, but for many Black women in the United States, pregnancy is a frustrating experience that subjects them to mistreatment, poor maternity care, complications, and even death.

October 10, 2019

 

Shonda Rhimes Takes a Stand Against Hair Discrimination in Schools Alongside Dove And The Crown Coalition

BY DOMINIQUE HOBDY · 

 

As we continue to see blatant attacks on Black hair, Dove and The Crown Coalition’s continued push toward equality in work and school spaces comes as a breath of fresh air in a stifling political climate.

October 10, 2019

Newsom Signs 3 Bills: Takes On Pharma’s Pay-for-Delay Agreements, HIV Rx, Black Maternal Healthcare

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SB 464 by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) will reduce maternal mortality among black women, through bias training, and improving data collection at the California Department of Public Health to better understand pregnancy-related deaths.

 

October 10, 2019

California law created to prevent Black women from dying during childbirth

The law will now require hospitals and other healthcare to train health care providers to pay special attention to minorities' perinatal services.

 

October 10, 2019

California Now Requires Perinatal Health Providers To Receive Implicit Bias Training

THE CALIFORNIA DIGNITY IN PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOV. GAVIN NEWSOME AND AIMS TO DECREASE BLACK MATERNAL DEATHS.

BY TANYA A. CHRISTIAN · 

 

October 09, 2019

Senator Holly J. Mitchell invites you to the next Senate Select Committee on the Social Determinants of Children's Well-Being hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 24th in Los Angeles. The Select Committee was created and chaired by Senator Mitchell to examine the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, and age, and how those conditions impact their well-being. The hearing will focus on the history of immigration in Los Angeles and the federal actions around immigration and their impact; California’s investments in expanding assistance in legal matters, access to higher education, healthcare and mental health services to immigrants; and additional ways we can improve the well-being of immigrants.

October 09, 2019

A New California Law Seeks To Prevent Black Maternal Mortality In The State

California State Senator Holly Mitchell, who is the brain behind SB 464, also spearheaded the CROWN Acy

By: Tomas Kassahun October 09 2019

 

A new California law aims to help provide better care for Black women during childbirth.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill Monday, requiring all healthcare providers in perinatal services to go through bias training.