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Prop 30 Debate Splits CA Democratic Party
September 29, 2022
The debate surrounding Proposition (Prop) 30 is causing division between the California Democratic Party and Gov. Gavin Newsom. ... read more »
CA Reparations Task Force LA Meeting’s Public Comments Get Heated
September 29, 2022
The nine member California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans convened in Los Angeles at the California Science Center for its tenth meeting on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24.   ... read more »
Chancellor Reveals New and Expanded Financial Aid for Community College Students 
September 29, 2022
New and updated financial support for the state's community college attendees, including changes to the Cal Grant and expanded aid for new and returning students, has been announced by California Community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales. ... read more »
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Cal Sec of State Weber Travels State Urging Youth to Get Early Start on Voter Registration 
September 29, 2022
As part of a broad civic education initiative, High School Voters Registration Week, California Secretary of State Shirley Nash Weber has been traveling across the state encouraging young people to register to vote.   ... read more »
Commentary – Black Youth Mental Health: Will Our Kids Be Alright? 
September 29, 2022
We are living in unusual and challenging times, when despair and despondency have replaced hope as a more common, and perhaps as the more acceptable lens, through which too many of us view the future.  ... read more »
AI-Generated Rapper Controversy Spotlights the Need for More Blacks in Tech
September 15, 2022
Almost as quickly as it began, the music industry may have seen the end of the infamous Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) rapper referred to as "FN Meka", a computer-generated character being widely condemned for appropriating Black culture and saying the N-word. ... read more »
California Black Women’s Collective Celebrate Statewide Trailblazers and Leaders
June 30, 2022
Trailblazers, leaders and supporters arrived at the California African American Museum in numbers on June 17 to simply honor each other and remind themselves that they are not alone in their crusades. ... read more »
Opinion: Inglewood Unified’s Response to School Closing Inquiry Is Another Bad Decision 
April 7, 2022
What happens when you’re a vocal critic of bad decisions made by administrators at your local school district?  ... read more »
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Rev. Amos Brown Brings Wisdom, Guidance to Cal’s Reparations Task Force
December 23, 2021
The Rev. Amos C. Brown is vice-chair and the senior member serving on the nine-member California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. ... read more »
State Controller Candidate Malia Cohen is Building a Stronger Financial Bridge for the Needs of the People
November 25, 2021
Malia Cohen is the most experienced candidate running for State Controller. Looking to represent one of the largest economies in the world, Cohen wants to contribute to the growth in underrepresented communities all over the state of California. ... read more »
California Could Decriminalize Drug “Magic Mushrooms” as Early as Next Year
September 30, 2021
The seeds have been planted for another California law that could loosen restrictions on the use of recreational drugs in the United States. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom’s New $15 Million Climate Change Program Includes Grants for Communities
September 30, 2021
Last week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a historic $15 billion climate change package. The initiative has funds in it to combat the state’s current environmental crisis as well as to help communities prepare for and prevent any disasters that may result from shifting weather patterns and changing global temperatures. ... read more »
Discussing Delta: Four Influential Black Women Share Views on the Variant and Vaccination
September 9, 2021
Dr. Rhea Boyd, pediatrician, and minority community health advocate was the medical expert on the panel hosted by Regina Wilson, executive director of California Black Media, with the support of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The other two participants were former Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford and Teala Dunn, an actress and social media influencer. ... read more »
Cal Ed Chief Thurmond to Families: ‘Translate Fear Into Action’ as Schools Reopen
August 26, 2021
Millions of students are returning to in-person classes at California’s public schools, amid parents and teachers’ fears about the inability to vaccinate children under 12 and the spread of the COVID Delta variant. ... read more »
Profile: Sydney Kamlager Carries the Weight of All Black Women in California Senate
July 29, 2021
Kamlager, the only Black woman serving in the California Senate, spoke with California Black Media about her career, what inspires her and the priorities she has fought for since her term began. ... read more »
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