Tag: New Jersey

Zahid N. Quraishi

Senate Confirms Zahid Quraishi, First Muslim American Federal Judge in American History

In a remarkable show of bipartisan support for our usually divided congressional leadership, the Senate has voted to confirm the appointment of the first-ever Muslim American federal judge in U.S. history. On Thursday, June 10, Zahid Quraishi was officially approved to the U.S. District Court for the District of New…

New Jersey

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.),…

marijuana, aclu, new jersey

ACLU Data Finds High Racial Disparities in New Jersey Marijuana-Related Arrests, Calls for Legalization

Though polls show most people in New Jersey agree that marijuana should be legalized, there has been an increase in marijuana arrests in the state in recent years, the ACLU of New Jersey’s most recent data reports. Out of these arrests, racial disparities between Black and white suspects are high….

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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…