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Pressure on Gov. Increases to Appoint Rep. Bass or Rep. Lee to Replace Sen. Harris
November 19, 2020
A loudening chorus of voices from across California and around the country are putting pressure on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37) or Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) to fill the state’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.  ... read more »
California Dem Party African American Caucus Endorses Propositions
October 29, 2020
The initiatives the CDPAAC has endorsed are: Prop 15 (split roll tax), Prop 16 (repeal of Prop 209); Prop. 17 (restoring voting rights for ex-prisoners); and Prop 21 (rent control). ... read more »
Grisly Hanging Deaths of Three Black Men in Two Weeks Hark Back to Terror of Lynchings Past
June 18, 2020
People in California and across the county are demanding more transparency in the investigations of the separate hanging deaths of the African American men. ... read more »
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Latino Caucus Chair: Real Justice Calls For Supporting African American Policy Issues
June 11, 2020
Shortly after members of the California legislature took a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds at the California Capitol to protest racism and the death of George Floyd, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) took the opportunity to call out some of her Latino colleagues.  “I have to be honest, I’m disappointed with our Latino caucus,” Gonzalez said at the event that Assemblymember Syndey Kamlager (D-Los Angeles), a member the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), organized.  ... 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 »
Blunt Trauma: Cop Beats Black Teen Over Cigar, Sparking Outrage and Familiar Swisher Sweet Debate
May 7, 2020
A shocking video of a police officer beating a 14-year-old African American boy over a Swisher tobacco cigarette is being shared across social media platforms around the world.    In the clip that has been re-posted tens of thousands of times, a Rancho Cordova deputy is captured pummeling the youth in his chest as he presses him to the ground in an incident that happened April 27.  ... read more »
Fair Pay to Play Act: California Skeptical of NCAA Rule Changes 
May 7, 2020
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) highest governing body announced last week that it is moving toward allowing student-athletes to receive compensation for endorsements and promotions.   ... read more »
Housing the Homeless: COVID-19 Has Forced California’s Hand
April 30, 2020
Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California was the first state in the nation to secure Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to place unsheltered people in hotel rooms at no cost to them. The state’s action is providing safe isolation for tens of thousands of homeless Californians during the global COVID-19 pandemic.     ... read more »
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Black Restaurants Can Keep Their Profits Up With New State “Food and Friendship” Effort
April 30, 2020
“We are all in this together,” said Gov. Newsom. “We will continue to support older Californians who are more at risk during this public health emergency.” ... read more »
Black PBS Newshour Reporter Questions Surgeon General’s “Big Mama” Remark
April 16, 2020
Adams apologized, but he said that he used language he uses around his family ... read more »
Bill Aimed at Preventing Police Deadly Force Moves Forward
April 18, 2019
Legislation is first of its kind in the nation ... read more »
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