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

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

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

Sanders Steps Aside for Biden

With Bernie Sanders out, Democrats must rally around Joe Biden. The former Vice President is now the presumptive Democratic nominee and will face President Donald Trump in the national election. Biden and Sanders are longtime colleagues who will work on creating committees together as announced on Joe Biden’s Livestream a few days ago. Biden and Sanders agree on most topics, yet they differ on how … Continue reading Sanders Steps Aside for Biden