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Hiring Black Census Employees in California Could Avert an Undercount in 2020
July 4, 2019
The California Census Office believes there will be higher participation among African Americans during next year’s census if “trusted messengers” help get the word out and go door-to-door conducting pre-surveys, educating people and helping some fill questionnaires in Black communities.  ... read more »
After Memo Becomes Public, Focus of Trump Citizenship Question is Revealed
June 27, 2019
The information was revealed during a court filing released on May 30. ... read more »
Resisting the Ethical Imperative of Reparations: Seeking Artificial Refuge in Dishonest Denial
June 27, 2019
The recent hearing in the House of Representatives on reparations marks an important step on the long struggle for justice for Black people and accountability from the larger society for the horrendous and harrowing history of enslavement, Jim Crowism and racist oppression of varied kinds. However, in the spirit and speech of Amilcar Cabral, we know we must “mask no difficulties, tell no lies and claim no easy victories.” ... read more »
Danny Glover to Testify at House Slavery Reparations Hearing
June 14, 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
The Mueller Report: Blacks Better Be Careful
May 9, 2019
“Let’s get one thing straight, Democrats don’t have the guts to actually file articles of impeachment against President Trump after Mueller has clearly stated there is not sufficient evidence for him to bring any charges.” ... read more »
HOUSE DEMOCRATS WANT US TO DO THEIR JOB
May 9, 2019
$174,000.00 – That’s what every member of the House of Representatives receives in salary each year.  Every member, that is, except Nancy Pelosi, who as the Speaker of the House, gets to take home $223,500.00. ... read more »
Black Religious Groups, Non-Profits Can Apply for Security Grants as Gov Prioritizes Hate Crimes With $15M Emergency Fund
May 2, 2019
African American churches, mosques and other religious organizations are among vulnerable non-profits in California eligible to apply for security grants after Gov. Gavin Newsom approved $15 million in emergency funds this week to help religious and community-based groups protect themselves against hate crimes.  ... read more »
Nation’s Racial Wealth Divide Worsens With Federal Tax Cuts: Black Families Have A Dime For Every Dollar Held By Whites
May 2, 2019
If you’re like me, every time you hear a news reporter or anchor talk about how great the nation’s economy is, you wonder what world they are living in. Certainly these journalists are not referring to the ongoing struggle to make ends meet that so much of Black America faces. For every daily report of Wall Street trading, or rising corporate profits, you’re reminded that somebody else is doing just fine financially. ... read more »
The Fight for Equal Pay, Gender Parity Heats Up
April 11, 2019
Gender activists and other advocates battle to close the gap ... read more »
New York Attorney Probing Trump Business Deals
March 14, 2019
New York’s attorney general has opened a civil investigation into President Donald Trump’s business dealings, taking action after his former lawyer told Congress he exaggerated his wealth to obtain loans. ... read more »
Petition Seeks to End Practice of Charge Stacking
February 28, 2019
Turning one crime into many is easily done, and with this in mind a prosecutor can easily circumvent laws of double jeopardy in order to lump, for example, drug offenses with conspiracy – some laws like this are broad and easily manipulated to fit many cases – gun use, money laundering, and a laundry list of other charges together. ... read more »
“Big Sister” Barbara Lee’s Advice for the New Women of Color in Congress
January 31, 2019
“You have to break through all of that sexism and racism. You have to really confront that all of the time.” ... read more »
CBC Meets with CBS News to Discuss Importance of Diversity in News Coverage, Challenges Organization to Add More Journalists and Staff of Color
January 25, 2019
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) met with officials from CBS News to discuss the importance of diversity in news coverage and insist the organization add more reporters of color to their roster of journalists chosen to cover the upcoming 2020 election campaign. CBS News recently faced criticism regarding the lack of diversity among the reporters chosen to cover the upcoming election.  CBC members also pressed the organization to take more proactive steps to increase diversity overall, including divisions outside of the newsroom.  ... read more »
L.A. City Council Addresses Government Shutdown
January 24, 2019
Elected officials, federal workers and union members gathered at LAX to address the government shutdown. ... read more »
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