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California becomes first state in the U.S. to ban racial discrimination against natural hair

The CROWN Act updates the state's anti-discrimination law so that "race" includes "traits historically associated with race," such as afros and braids.

Life expectancy improves for blacks in the U.S., and the racial gap is closing, CDC reports

African Americans have made significant gains in life expectancy, and the mortality gap between white and black Americans has been cut in half since 1999.

Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt in racial profiling case

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been arresting undocumented immigrants with no state charges against them. He has now been charged with criminal contempt.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded to advance racial justice in the United States

The NAACP is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial organization to advance justice for African Americans by a group, including, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey.

Washington state abolishes death penalty

Washington has become the 20th US state to ban the death penalty, after its Supreme Court ruled the punishment was applied in an "arbitrary and racially biased manner".

NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears create social justice initiatives with over $1 million commitment

The Social Justice Initiative will include monthly events focused on youth empowerment, police relations, criminal justice reform, racial equality and workforce development.

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Google cuts $7.5 million check for social justice reform

"In the year ahead, Google will continue to stand in solidarity with the fight for racial justice. We believe in a justice system based on equity for all, informed by data and supported by community-based solutions."

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