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October 08, 2019

Gov. Newsom on Statewide Tour, Signs Laws Addressing Housing Crisis

By: Liz Kern October 8, 2019

 

OAKLAND, CA (KMJ) – Governor Gavin Newsom on a statewide tour, signs laws addressing the housing crisis in the Golden State.

On Tuesday, surrounded by dozens of legislative leaders, working families and rent advocates in Oakland, the Governor signed into law a series of bills that will address issues faced by renters.

He says it will fight what he calls a key cause of the state’s housing crisis – rent gouging and evictions.

October 08, 2019

Mixed-ish episode is about celebrating black hair in all its 'gravity-defying, natural glory,' says Tracee Ellis Ross

By Clarkisha Kent  October 08, 2019 

 

Opposing attitudes about hair come to a head in the latest episode of ABC’s black-ish spin-off/prequel mixed-ish.

September 17, 2019

Representative LaKeshia Myers, D-Milwaukee, introduced the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act to the Wisconsin Legislature August 1, aiming to protect natural hairstyles from discrimination in the workplace.  

Myers credits California Senator Holly J. Mitchell with starting the movement. “It is a slow drumbeat to go state by state to have this change take place but I think it is is something that is necessary,” Myers said. “If it hadn’t been for Senator Mitchell, we would not be in this place.”

September 12, 2019

Doctors, nurses, lawyers and court workers in California may soon be asked to confront their prejudices under a trio of legislative proposals that are headed to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom.

 

The Legislature passed the final bill on Thursday, one of two approved this week that would mandate implicit bias training as a continuing education requirement for many medical professionals and court workers. A third measure that passed this week is aimed at ensuring pregnant black women receive equal treatment with similar training for those involved in perinatal care.

September 11, 2019

California landlords would no longer be allowed to reject prospective tenants solely because they hold federal Section 8 housing vouchers under a bill passed by the state Legislature on Wednesday. State Sen. Holly Mitchell, the bill’s author, said bans on Section 8 tenants unfairly harm people of color and those who earn low incomes.

September 09, 2019

Las personas que pertenecen a esta industria consiguieron que se les aprobara un fondo de restitución monetaria de 16 millones de dólares que serán incluidos en el presupuesto de California para beneficio de los trabajadores. Esta medida se da, entre otras razones, por el robo de salario en grandes almacenes textiles.

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September 09, 2019

Victoria para trabajadores de la costura en LA

Luego de años de explotación laboral y robo de salarios por fin tendrán justicia; los pagos de restitución provienen de un fondo estatal de $16 millones

 

Por: Jorge Luis Macías / Especial para La Opinión | 01 de Septiembre 2019

 

August 13, 2019

It’s hard to believe in 2019 a woman can lose her job over the way she wears her hair, and yet that’s the reality for millions. But this is finally changing thanks to a collective sisterhood of legislators, servicewomen, and business moguls raising their voices and using their positions to put an end to hair discrimination.

August 09, 2019

State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell was a leader in making California the first state to legally ban natural hair discrimination. Her efforts have been celebrated by women and men across the country and helped inspire similar measures in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere. Here, she shares why the issue is so important, and what's next.