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New Racial Justice Bureau at Cal DOJ Will Support State’s Reparations Task Force
May 20, 2021
Bonta said the new Bureau of Racial Justice, which will be housed under the Civil Rights Enforcement Section, will also support the California task force that the state has charged with studying the impact of slavery and Jim Crow and coming up with reparations recommendations for Blacks in California and around the country. ... read more »
Cal NAACP Praises AG Becerra for Investigating LA Sheriff’s Dept.
January 28, 2021
The California Department of Justice (DOJ) launched the investigation responding to allegations of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct, including a number of reported incidents involving LASD management and personnel. ... read more »
Lancaster School District Chief Named Los Angeles County Superintendent of the Year
November 19, 2020
School district leadership has been put to the test during one of the most challenging years for educators. Lancaster School District chief, Michele Bowers, stands out as one local education leader rising to the COVID-19 challenge and has been named the 2020 Los Angeles County Superintendent of the Year. ... read more »
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Legislators Introduce Bills to Regulate Police Use of Force
February 14, 2019
Police killings continue to be a significant problem in California. According to the Department of Justice figures, California police killed 162 people in 2017, and half of them were unarmed. Cities such as Bakersfield, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, and San Bernardino ranked in the top 15 when it came to nationwide police killings. ... read more »
BBDI and Taste of Soul Meet Again!!
October 4, 2018
Michelle Rainey of Bakersfield is doing it again- she's bringing her BBDI Mystery Bus Tour back to Taste of Soul for 2018 ... read more »
Bakersfield Black Dollar Initiative Comes To Taste Of Soul
August 24, 2017
Michelle Rainey of Bakersfield is planning to bring a coalition of business people to Taste of Soul from the Bakersfield Black Business Community ... read more »
Black teenager says California police wrongly roughed her up
July 20, 2017
A black woman contends she was confronted by police at gunpoint, punched in the mouth and bitten by a police dog after she was mistaken for a much larger bald man suspected of threatening people with a machete. ... read more »
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