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Hair Discrimination is Now Illegal in New York

Officials from the New York Human Rights Commission have announced a ban on discrimination on the basis of hair type.  The much-deserved win is setting a precedent around the country in regard to Black women primarily being the target of racial bias by choosing to wear their natural hair. There are…

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Explains Her Race and Ethnicity

Conversations around race and ethnicity have been prominent in the media because of the onslaught of diverse newly elected public officials. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is one of them. In an interview on MSNBC, she addressed her heritage with respect to her race. It’s no secret that throughout the Latino…

MLB Changes 'Disabled List' to 'Injured List'

Major League Baseball is renaming its league-wide medical database from the commonly known “Disabled List” to the “Injured List”. “The principal concern is that using the term ‘Disabled’ for players who are injured supports the misconception that people with disabilities are injured and therefore are not able to participate or…