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New Jersey Becomes One of First States in the US to Require Diversity Education in Schools

Following a bill signed by Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey schools are now required to incorporate diversity and inclusion lessons within academic lesson plans. The Associated Press has reported that the new bill “aims to promote and highlight diversity, including economic, gender, sexual orientation and race.” “The state’s education commissioner…

Biden’s New Immigration Bill Includes 8-Year Path to Citizenship

The White House and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday, Feb. 18 unveiled President Biden’s new immigration legislation, which would include a path to citizenship for those living in the U.S. without documentation. This plan is based on the immigration legislation proposal Biden introduced during his first day in office. Many of…

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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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New Jersey Restaurant Caters to Children with Autism with Sensory Dining Room

In Ocean County, N.J., one family restaurant is catering to the autistic community. The newly-opened Riv’s Toms River Hub, a Rivoli family restaurant, will have a sensory dining room dedicated to providing a full-service dining experience to children with autism, thanks to inspiration from the owners’ young grandson, Chase. The…

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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…