by Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson

DID YOU KNOW that Senator Holly Mitchell is the author of SB 188 which aims to “Creating Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair” (the CROWN act) by clarifying that traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, should be protected in the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). This bill “frees” and liberates Black women so the focus can and will be work and knowledge based advancement.

The Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) fully supports this caring and sensitive legislation which  impacts nearly 100% of the working population of Black women.

BAPAC Sacramento Chapter in Partnership with the National Council of Negro Women presented the “Womens Crown Event” celebrating Women’s National History Month and beautiful Black women hairstyles. This special event was held on March 25 at the Capitol Events Center in Sacramento and included a fashion and hair showcase featuring GOS Art Wear.  BAPAC Sacramento also presented the Black Women in Leadership Awards to Genoa Barrow with the Sacramento Observer Newspaper and Allegra Taylor with the Black Youth Leadership Project. 

CLICK HERE to see more photos from this event.  See more on “Why support SB 188” at:

To join BAPAC and for more info on how to support and promote legislation, call (916) 670-2984 or go to:

CLICK HERE to read Sen. Mitchell’s Fact Sheet on SB 188.

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