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SNCJ Deep Dive: The Crown Act Moves Forward

Responding to numerous incidents of discrimination against Black children in schools and adults in the workplace – predominantly women – a coalition of advocacy groups, Dove USA and California State Sen. Holly Mitchell came together in 2019 to craft the CROWN Act, which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair.” This legislation prohibits discrimination based on hair style and texture, including braids, locs, twists and bantu knots.

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A Conversation With Holly Mitchell

Holly Mitchell is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors representing the Second District. Among the cities within her district are Carson, Compton, Culver City and Inglewood and also part of the Westchester neighborhood. We spoke to her about her goals as a supervisor. Supervisor Mitchell was interviewed by email by Editor Joseph Wakelee-Lynch.

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CicLAvia South L.A. 2021 – Open Thread

L.A.’s popular open streets festival CicLAvia returned to the streets of South Los Angeles yesterday. The five-mile long route took place on portions of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard – historically and presently two of the most prominent streets in L.A.’s Black community.

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St. John’s Wellness opens vaccine site at LAUSD school

Officials gathered at Clinton Elementary School in Compton last Friday to announce the on campus locations which will provide covid immunizations to children, aged five to 11. It’s hoped that locating the sites, staffed by St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, will make it easier for parents to get their children vaccinated.

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Who owns our neighborhoods?

Los Angeles rents are on the rise, hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles renters still await rent relief, and now, Southern California home prices have hit a new all time high.

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Guaranteed basic income explained

Breaking the cycle of poverty takes income in Los Angeles County, according to Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell who hosted a virtual community discussion on Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) Aug. 4, which focused on what GBI means for residents in the second supervisorial district, which comprises South Los Angeles and West LA.

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It’s not about hair

State Sen. Holly Mitchell was appalled. Video of New Jersey high school wrestler Andrew Johnson having his dreadlocks chopped off as a condition of competing in a match was spreading around the country.

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Roadmap to a thriving 2nd District in Los Angeles County

Homelessness, housing, health, and mental health. Those are the top budget priorities of concerned community members who live and work in the 2nd District of Los Angeles County and those key community concerns are included in portions of Los Angeles County’s pending fiscal budget, which is expected to be about $36 billion dollars.

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“We are the health care providers, the grocery store workers, the service providers the people who most often are affected by this pandemic,” said Mitchell. “But, we are not getting our proportionate share of the resources. We need more testing, more vaccines because unfortunately we are also the ones most often dying from this disease.”

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