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When the Dems Win, Gov. Newsom Must Pick an African American to Replace Kamala Harris
August 20, 2020
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the first Black woman to serve on a major party’s presidential ticket, made history last week when Joe Biden, the Democratic party’s presumptive nominee, announced that she would serve as his running mate.  ... read more »
Sentinel Exclusive: Governor ‘Reimagines Policing’ with Criminal Justice and Policing Reforms
June 11, 2020
Erasing all doubt about actions needed following the killing of George Floyd, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his unequivocal support for criminal justice and policing reform on June 5. According to Newsom, his staff will work towards developing a statewide standard for policing peaceful protests and ending the carotid hold, the major factor leading to Floyd’s death on May 25. ... read more »
Will Effective K-12 Education Survive Gov. Newsom’s May Revise Budget?
May 28, 2020
The projected drop in revenues significantly impacted how Newsom plans to fund California’s K-12 public education system. ... read more »
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Five Acts to Follow: Legislation to Cut Rents and Other Bills You Should Know About
May 22, 2020
During difficult times such as now, it’s in your best interest to keep an eye on laws working their way through the California State Capitol and to know the legislators who are pushing them. ... read more »
State and Federal Elected Fight For COVID-19 Funds for Black Community
April 23, 2020
In a briefing with African American media on April 16, Karen Brown Wilson, executive director of California Black Media, brought together U.S. Congresswomen Karen Bass and Barbara Lee, Assemblymember Shirley Weber and Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen to outline the societal and budgetary concerns that they are advocating for on both the state and federal level. ... read more »
Keep Your Eyes on Crucial Gov’t Updates In the Thick of COVID-19 News Storm
March 19, 2020
For now, everything indicates that the government of California will remain fully functional — and at least partially present and open — during the state of emergency Gov. Newsom declared last Tuesday as the Coronavirus pandemic deepens.   ... read more »
In Charter School Fight, Urban League and National Action Network Ask NAACP: “Did You See the Numbers?”
May 23, 2019
The state chapters of the National Urban League (NUL) and the National Action Network (NAN) have teamed up to oppose the bills. They say the proposals amount to a “step backward” for African American charter school parents and their children. ... 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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Black Caucus Chair: Charter School Bills Overlook Too Many Crucial Questions
April 18, 2019
Three charter school bills the Assembly Education Committee cleared recently leave too many unanswered questions, says Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). She is the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and a member of the Assembly Education Committee ... read more »
New Caltrans Deputy Inspector General Will Oversee SB 1 Contracts: Gas Tax Revenue
May 24, 2018
According to a press release from Gov. Jerry Brown, Lumpkin previously worked for Southern California Edison in several senior positions. After leaving Edison, she worked as a consultant who represented "major corporations and diverse communities." ... read more »
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