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Milwaukee Common Council approves measure banning discrimination based on hairstyle

Noted: The council also unanimously approved a resolution supporting the placement of a statue honoring Vel Phillips at the state Capitol building. “Trailblazer and former Milwaukee Ald. Vel Phillips achieved many ‘firsts’ in her career, including being the first African American woman to graduate from UW-Madison law school, first on the Milwaukee Common Council, first on the bench, and first in statewide office,” the resolution states. It also says the statue would be the first at the Capitol honoring a person of color.