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Pass Prop. 16: A Solution to Modern-Day Redlining for Diverse Businesses
October 7, 2020
Although affirmative action has been banned in California since 1996, there has never been a more opportune time to reverse this damaging decision, which has hindered governmental efforts to address racial and gender opportunity gaps. Make no mistake, Proposition 16 is a direct result of repeated calls to action from the Black Lives Matters movement, as our nation reckons with its historical and present-day racial inequities. ... read more »
Groups Aim to Shoot Down Rule That Would Let Lawmakers Vote When Absent
August 6, 2020
Lobbying firms, public interest advocates and some California constitutionalists are concerned about what would happen if the legislature approves a rule that would allow lawmakers to vote in their absence.   ... read more »
California Senate Okays ACA 5: Affirmative Action Decision Moves to Voters
June 25, 2020
On Wednesday, June 24, the full California Senate voted 30-10 to pass Assembly Constitutional Amendment  5 (ACA 5), an initiative to overturn Proposition 209 and reinstate Affirmative Action in the state after 24 years. ... read more »
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Breaking Down the 2020 Agenda Lead by the California Legislative Black Caucus
June 11, 2020
The California Legislative Black Caucus has a mission to "address legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color." The CLBC has released their 2020 Legislative Agenda and there are two noted categories: Priority and Supported Bills. They cover economics, education, and social justice. Here is a summary of measurements proposed this year. ... read more »
The California Assembly voted to pass ACA 5
June 11, 2020
Today the California State Assembly voted to pass ACA 5. The bill authored by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, sponsored the bill. This could allow Californians to vote on Affirmative action in the November 2020 general election. ... read more »
Black Activists Confront Affirmative Action Opponents on Zoom Call
June 11, 2020
Last week, African American activists confronted affirmative action opponents on a Zoom town hall a conservative Republican candidate organized. At least one Republican elected official attended the event that the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation (SVCAF) supported.     ... read more »
Fed Up
June 4, 2020
When I saw the National Guard line the streets of Downtown LA, it stirred up a lot of emotions for me as a Black Angeleno. Having lived through the 65’ Watts Rebellion, the LA Uprising in 92’ and now the unrest we are witnessing after the public murder of George Floyd - I know that this fight is not new for us; it cuts across generations and is a sustained outcry for Black humanity to be seen, valued, and respected. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Sept. 24, 2019- Brought to you by Black 365
September 24, 2019
On this day in 1965, Executive Order 11246, which later became known as "affirmative action", was instituted. ... read more »
Sustaining Righteous Community Outrage
August 23, 2018
Righteous outrage must be sustainable.it is necessary to bring about the political pressure crucial for actual long range change.  Of course, ultimately, it is the responsibility of the Black community itself to forge its own future which requires new mindsets and most important, new behavior. Developing sustainable righteous outrage is only one of other important tasks that collectively, we must undertake as part of a self-determined Black agenda. ... read more »
Trump Revokes Obama Guidance on Race in School Admissions
July 5, 2018
The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student’s race into account to promote diversity in admissions. The shift suggests schools will have the federal government’s blessing to leave race out of admissions and enrollment decisions, ... read more »
President Trump’s Actions Should Inspire Us!
February 8, 2018
Black Americans should be inspired to convert the anger provoked by the comments and actions of President Trump into an action plan, starting with the truth, because presenting a false narrative lures people into complacency and lowers their expectations. ... read more »
Black mayor: Remove Florida Capitol’s Confederate monument
August 24, 2017
The black mayor of Florida's capital city stood in front of a 135-year-old Confederate monument in front of the state Capitol Saturday and said the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, now make it a priority to remove Confederate symbols like the ones he walked past every day of his life. ... read more »
Trump trains his sights on affirmative action
August 10, 2017
Since winning the election, however, Trump seems intent on proving over and over again just how much African-Americans and other minorities have to lose. ... read more »
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