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June 04, 2019

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A person’s hairstyle and hair texture may not be used to discriminate against someone in the workplace or K-12 schools.

The CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act, also known as Senate Bill 188, passed its first Assembly committee Tuesday.

June 04, 2019

SACRAMENTO  – The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of the National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Color Of Change, and Dove, announced today the bill they are sponsoring, Senate Bill 188, The CROWN Act, passed its first policy test in the Assembly.

June 04, 2019

The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance comprised of the National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Color Of Change, and Dove, announced today the bill they are sponsoring, Senate Bill 188, The CROWN Act, passed its first policy test in the Assembly.

May 29, 2019

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By Autumn Sivadd

The following story was produced for Youth Takeover week at KQED.

My natural hair journey has been long and tiring. For a long time, I wasn't confident with my hair and tried my best to keep it from its natural state.

May 28, 2019

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By Leah Uko

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - California could make history by becoming the first state to protect the rights of people with braided, twisted and locked hair.

A senator who represents parts of Los Angeles is leading this effort.

“Natural hair” may be one of the most talked about topics in the Black community.

May 23, 2019

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By Ryann Blackshere Vargas
PUBLISHED 3:30 PM ET May. 23, 2019

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A new state bill proposed by a Los Angeles state senator would update California's anti-discrimination laws so that the definition of "race" would be extended to include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles.

May 23, 2019

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell explain why Senate Bill 361, The Health  Homes Program, is needed. The Senate subsequently approved the measure 37-0. The meaure now goes to the Assembly. For more, see Fact Sheet below.

 

May 23, 2019

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By Cora Jackson-Fossett,

Political heavyweights united on May 17 to tackle a serious topic – eliminating poverty among youth and families in California.

Officially called the End Child Poverty Bus Tour, the elected officials joined with community members to encourage state legislators to implement a comprehensive plan to remove nearly 2 million of California’s children from extremely poor living conditions.

May 23, 2019

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By Adam Beam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants to give more benefits to people living in the country illegally as lawmakers in the state Senate advanced a $214 billion spending proposal Wednesday that would expand health coverage and tax credits for immigrants.