California Governor Gavin Newsome signed a bill, titled the Crown Act, into law banning discrimination against black students and employees over their natural hairstyles. The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2020
Why it Matters:
A poll commissioned by Dove found that black women are 80% more likely to change their natural hair to meet social norms or expectations at work. The study all so found, that Black women were 30% more likely to receive a formal grooming policy in the workplace at both the application and orientation phase. Federal courts typically recognize Afros as a hairstyle that is protected under anti-discrimination laws.
Last year an African-American high school wrestler from New Jersey was forced at the match to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit the match.
Missing Person Found:
Yesterday, around 2:00 p.m., missing Long Beach teenager Kylexia Newman was found by her family in Los Angeles.
The 16-yearold was last seen the morning of June 16th and believed to have been in Compton, when she left her home without telling anyone.
The Long Beach Police Department in search of a suspect wanted for a series of armed robberies in Long Beach. the suspect has been descried as a male, between the age of 18 to 20-years-old.
According to a press release from L.B.P.D, in all three occurrences, the suspect would enter a restaurant, make a food order and during the conversation with the cashier the suspect would pull a gun out and request money.
All of the armed robberies transpired at restaurants at the below locations:
March 22, 2019 - 1000 block of East PCH
May 20, 2019 - 1000 block of East PCH
June 3, 2019 - 2000 block of East PCH