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Dr. Willie Morrow, Black Media Pioneer and Creator of the ‘Afro-Pick,’ Passes at 82      
June 30, 2022
Dr. Willie Morrow, publisher emeritus of the San Diego Monitor and creator of one of the most well-known symbols of Black pride, the Afro Pick, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 22. ... read more »
Student Athlete of the Week: Ryu McGee-Burge
June 30, 2022
Competing in travel ball helped prepare Serra sophomore Ryu McGee-Burge for junior varsity baseball during his freshman year. ... read more »
African American and Community Leaders Speak Out on SCOTUS Roe Reversal
June 30, 2022
African American leaders across the nation largely condemned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued on June 24, overturning the federal abortion protections of Roe v. Wade, ... read more »
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NNPA and Transformative Justice Coalition Announce National GOTV Campaign Targeting 10 Million More Black Voters
June 30, 2022
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the Transformative Justice Coalition launched a get-out-the-vote campaign to register about 10 million African Americans who are eligible to vote but who are unregistered. ... read more »
California Black Women’s Collective Celebrate Statewide Trailblazers and Leaders
June 30, 2022
Trailblazers, leaders and supporters arrived at the California African American Museum in numbers on June 17 to simply honor each other and remind themselves that they are not alone in their crusades. ... read more »
Raphael Henderson Sworn In as Board Chairman of Pasadena Chamber Of Commerce
June 30, 2022
Wells Fargo Banking Executive Raphael Henderson was sworn in as the incoming chairman of the board for the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, along with three other new board members, on Friday, June 24. ... read more »
L.A. County Returns of Bruce’s Beach to the Rightful Heirs of Charles and Willa Bruce
June 30, 2022
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion from Chair Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn on June 28, that returns Bruce’s Beach to the great grandsons of Charles and Willa Bruce. ... read more »
Cautious Parents Weigh Decision to Give Children Under Five COVID Vaccine
June 30, 2022
Antonio and Tenaja Kizzie, a San Diego area couple, are parents of a three-year-old daughter. ... read more »
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Children’s Institute Celebrates New Watts Campus with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
June 30, 2022
On Saturday, June 25, the Children’s Institute invited the community out for a ribbon cutting ceremony for a day of celebration for their new Watts campus. Designed by architect and designer, Frank Gehry, pro-bono, the new CII Watts campus will provide an array of therapeutic services and free programs including workshops, individual and group counseling, socialization opportunities for Head Start families, employment support, Project Fatherhood and youth groups. ... read more »
Save Time, Skip the Line with DMV Driver’s License Testing Options
June 30, 2022
Most DMV transactions are currently being handled online. The newest options available may allow you to complete the driver’s license knowledge test from the comfort of your home before visiting a DMV office. ... read more »
Author Devyn Bakewell Continues College Love Story with Sequel, ‘Greater Life’
June 30, 2022
“Greater Life” is the second novel and the sequel to Howard alumni and author Devyn Bakewell’s debut novel, “Greater Love.” The sequel continues the life and love story between Ryan McKnight and Devyn Baker, two college students who attend Truth University, an HBCU in New York. ... read more »
CBCC Opens Resource Center in Inglewood
June 30, 2022
California Black Chamber of Commerce officials announced their expansion to Inglewood with the grand opening of a new resource center in the city on June 24. ... read more »
Nana Patrice Lumumba’s Legacy: Living and Dying in Liberating Resistance
June 30, 2022
In our long, difficult, dangerous and demanding struggles to liberate ourselves as African peoples, to regain our freedom we had at birth and enjoyed for thousands of years before Europe, colonialism, imperialism, racism and the resultant rot and retardation of human relations, there are countless men and women whose lives and deaths offer libraries of lessons, models and mirrors of living and dying in rightful and righteous ways. ... read more »
Richardson Offers Tips On Diffusing Situations with Law Enforcement
June 30, 2022
According to the Public Policy Institute of California (ppic.org), Black motorists are 20 percent more likely to be stopped by law enforcement as White motorists. ... read more »
California Senate Gets Second Chance to Pass Prison Slavery Bill
June 30, 2022
On June 23, the California Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to remove language in the state Constitution that allows involuntary servitude as punishment to a crime with a 21-6 vote. ... read more »

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