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Hair Discrimination Would be Outlawed Federally Under Bill Sen. Cory Booker Introduced

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced the first federal bill against natural hair discrimination Thursday. His move supports the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair (CROWN) Act. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives along with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MD.),…

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Joe Biden’s Comments About Segregationists Cause Controversy

The Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden told a group of white one percenters that he misses the old days … you know … when the Democratic Party was run by segregationists such as Herman Talmadge and James Eastland. Biden’s point — even though he had disagreements with his colleagues…

Bill Seeks to Ban Harmful Conversion Therapy Nationwide

A bill introduced in Congress this week would ban the harmful, widely discredited practice known as “conversion therapy” across the country. The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 calls conversion therapy “an unfair or deceptive practice” that has been largely rejected by “professionals in education, social work, health, mental health…

Social Media Drives Nationwide Solidarity Over Muslim Ban

Protesters in opposition to President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States gathered at several major airports around the country on Saturday. Following in the footsteps of large-scale protests,suchas during Arab Spring and Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S., social media…