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‘A Beautiful Pregnancy Overall’: BOE Member Malia Cohen Prepares to Give Birth Amid a Virus and Violence
September 3, 2020
About 41 weeks into her pregnancy now, California Board of Equalization (BOE) member Malia Cohen, who is the state’s only African American woman constitutional officer, is preparing to give birth on Sept. 3. ... read more »
Shirley Weber’s CSU Ethnic Studies Bill is Now State Law
August 20, 2020
The 13-5 vote of CSU trustees marks the first significant change to the university's general education requirements in 40 years. The approved courses include the four core Ethnic studies disciplines AB 1460 requires, and adds courses on the history and culture of other oppressed groups, such as Muslims, Jews or LGBTQ people. The requirement goes into effect in the 2023-24 school year.  ... 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 »
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Is Proposition 209 in the Way of Newsom’s Effort to Close the African American Student Achievement Gap?
March 13, 2020
To close the Black student achievement gap Newsom talked about plans to build a diverse teaching workforce of stable prepared professional teachers including more teachers that look like their students. “That's incredibly important as related particularly to African American achievement.”  ... read more »
Can These Powerful Black Leaders Join Forces to Close the Achievement Gap for Black Children?
November 21, 2019
When California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the English language arts and math results of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test last month, we found out that African American students’ scores lagged behind the much higher marks their White, Asian and Hispanic peers obtained. ... read more »
California Now Has One of the Strongest Police Use-of-Force Laws In the Country
August 22, 2019
 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects. ... read more »
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