Black people

Bill protecting Black hairstyles continues through legislature

Bill protecting Black women’s natural hairstyles continues through legislature

BY: - May 7, 2021

A bill that would prohibit race-based discrimination of natural hairstyles inched a step closer to full legislative approval Thursday after clearing the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations. It next heads to the House floor for consideration. Senate Bill 61 would make it unlawful for employers to deny employment or make restrictions based on […]

Do African Americans in Louisiana have equal access to the vaccine? We can’t say

BY: - January 22, 2021

Louisiana doesn’t know the race or ethnicity of more than half of the people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine shot in the state, making it difficult to determine whether minorities are underrepresented in vaccine distribution — as some have feared would happen. In total, 33 percent of people who received at least one shot […]