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New Jersey to Introduce Bill to Prevent Hair Discrimination

New Jersey is poised to follow two other states — California and New York — in passing anti- hair discrimination legislation. Related story: CROWN Act: California Becomes First State to Ban Natural Hairstyle Discrimination Assemblywoman Angela McKnight is sponsoring a bill that will add hair as a category illegal to…

Unemployment Rate for Blacks Increases During Trump Presidency

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest jobs report, in February, President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, the overall unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.7 percent, compared to 4.8 percent in January, and 235,000 jobs were added to the economy.The gains in employment have occurred in…

Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

In a speech Wednesday Hillary Clinton focused on one group of Americans that has not received too much attention during this election year: people with disabilities. Clinton called the people with disabilities community “a group of Americans who are, too often, invisible, overlooked and undervalued — who have so much…

Law Still Allows Many to Earn Well Below Minimum Wage

In the most recent indication that the perception and treatment of people with disabilities is changing for the better,Goodwill Industries last month ended its program that allowed people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage. The company, founded 70 years ago, was created to provide jobs for people…

Customer Demands White Delivery Man; Supervisor Says OK

A Lowe’s store manager in Danville, Virginia, has been fired after pulling a delivery driver out of a job because he is Black. And now, at least two others have either been fired or resigned, according to The Associated Press. Marcus Bradley, who has been an employee at a Danville,…