BLACK WOMAN AWARDED $1 MILLION DOLLARS IN RACIAL AND GENDER DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST THE STATE OF ARIZONA

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Talonya Adams, a Black woman who was an Arizona Senate staffer was awarded one million dollars in damages by a federal judge who sided with her in her case against the state of Arizona.

According to the suit, Adams was fired as a policy adviser to the Senate’s Democratic caucus in 2015, when she started to question her heavy workload and relatively low salary.

Adams, represented herself in the case, and was able to prove that she was paid a lot less than her White Male co-workers, who performed the same job, she also mentioned the differences in the amount of leave she was allowed to take versus the amount of leave her White male counterparts were allowed to take.

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https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/07/16/former-arizona-senate-staffer-represents-herself-in-court-scores-1m-award-in-racial-and-gender-discrimination-case/

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS MAKE MANDATORY PRISON SENTENCES FOR ANY PERSON  CONVICTED OF RAPING AN UNCONSCIOUS OR INTOXICATED PERSON

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

After nationwide outrage from 10’s of thousands of citizens all over the country signing online petitions and demanding the unseating of California Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.

The judge who gave a six month slap on the wrist-jail sentence to privileged and affluent Stanford University student Brock Turner, who got convicted of raping an unconscious woman.

California law makers finally heard the cry for justice and the California Assembly passed a measure 66-0, that requires a mandatory prison sentence for anyone convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated person.

Assemblyman Bill Dodd, one of the bill’s Author stated: “Sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated victim is a terrible crime and our laws need to reflect that.”

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/30/491989477/california-lawmakers-approve-mandatory-sentencing-for-rape?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160830