The CROWN Act Has Been Passed In Connecticut’s Senate and Is Making Strides for Gender Equality in the Workplace

The Senate approved Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair with a near-unanimous vote. The bill is similar to those passed in states such as New York, California, Virginia, New Jersey, and others; it protects those with natural or defensive hairstyles from the workplace or school discrimination and makes that discrimination illegal. Rep. Robyn Porter of New Haven, the bill’s sponsor, told NBC Connecticut that … Continue reading The CROWN Act Has Been Passed In Connecticut’s Senate and Is Making Strides for Gender Equality in the Workplace

How Andrew Cuomo is Handling the Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in New York

Currently, America has a 3000 personal daily death rate due to the COVID-19 vaccine. Throughout this entire pandemic, New York has maintained one of the highest death rates in the United States of America. Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has been difficult in many states around the country. Because of how quickly the vaccine expires, struggles with distributing the vaccine, and many individuals opting not … Continue reading How Andrew Cuomo is Handling the Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in New York

Keith Dwayne Nelson Sentenced to the Death Penalty after Killing a 10-year-old Girl

Keith Dwayne Nelson was sentenced to death for the 1999 kidnapping, sexual abuse and subsequent killing of a 10-year-old girl, Pamela Butler. Nelson abducted Pamela while she was out rollerblading in front of her house in Kansas. Nelson confessed to raping Pamela and strangling her with a wire. Nelson’s attorney had filed some last minute legal challenges to his execution. Including arguments that the use … Continue reading Keith Dwayne Nelson Sentenced to the Death Penalty after Killing a 10-year-old Girl

California and a Few Other States Want to Challenge the Latest DACA Restrictions

California is bringing new challenges to the changes that the Trump administration has recently made to the Obama-era program. The Obama-era program protects certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from being deported. General Xavier Becerra the California Attorney General announced Tuesday that California and other states “to bring challenges” to the new policy for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Continue reading California and a Few Other States Want to Challenge the Latest DACA Restrictions

The Implications of Kamala Harris as a Running Mate to Joe Biden

There are a multitude of implications for Joe Biden’s campaign that will result from the decision to bestow the position of running mate to Senator Kamala Harris. Joe Biden will chiefly signify that he takes an interest in at least a token form of representation of his base. Likely voters as a whole seem to take well to the idea of selecting a woman according … Continue reading The Implications of Kamala Harris as a Running Mate to Joe Biden

Barr Thinks That George Floyd’s Death Started Extreme Actions Barr and Multiple Government Officials?

Attorney General William Barr seems to have mixed feelings on the death of George Floyd. When first asked about the unfortunate death of George Floyd he said “The leading cause of death for young Black males is homicide, every one of those lives matter.” But later when he was asked about the subject on Wednesday July 22 he called “extreme reactions that have demonized police”, … Continue reading Barr Thinks That George Floyd’s Death Started Extreme Actions Barr and Multiple Government Officials?

Three Ways COVID-19 May Change U.S. Politics

1. Greater Distrust for Establishment Politicians Americans already distrust their politicians. Case in point, according to the most recent data from Real Clear Politics shows that almost two-thirds of us distrusting our congress. Crises have the power to raise or lower the approval ratings of politicians. In this case, you have seen 60% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling on COVID-19 according to ABC News/Ipsos. … Continue reading Three Ways COVID-19 May Change U.S. Politics

Black Lives Matter from the Perspective of a Protester

George Floyd. The man that sparked the newest wave of unrest. George Floyd was a 46 year old Black man who was killed by a police officer. The officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for eight minutes while George pleaded for his life repeatedly yelling “I can’t breathe”. After this story surfaced that was kind of like the last straw for the Black community … Continue reading Black Lives Matter from the Perspective of a Protester

Using Your Privilege for Good: What it Means to be a White Ally

Are you able to find shampoo or ”skin”-colored products suitable for your hair type and skin tone? Can you flip open a magazine or switch on your TV and see people of your race represented? Have you ever had a teacher who looks like you? Do you feel safe in the presence of police? Have you ever been the only person of your race in … Continue reading Using Your Privilege for Good: What it Means to be a White Ally

How “Black Lives Matter” Can Be Misunderstood

America’s desperate struggle to achieve equality throughout history has been manifested into hundreds of riots and protests across the nation. Violent, sometimes, and peaceful for the majority. The death of George Floyd stood as the last straw for African American citizens. These riots have both helped and hindered the Black Lives Matter movement by bringing it positive and negative attention. Not only did it abruptly … Continue reading How “Black Lives Matter” Can Be Misunderstood