Gavin Newsom

Political Playback: News You Might Have Missed – August 3

Four Black Leaders Join Diverse Group of Appointees on Gov. Newsom’s New Racial Equity Commission On July 27, Gov. Newsom announced the appointment of an Executive Director and seven appointees to serve on the state’s first Racial Equity Commission, which is supported by an initial state investment of $3.8 million over the next fiscal year and $3.1 million each year following, through 2030. Created by a 2022 executive order the commission will recommend actions the state can take to “advance racial equity and address structural racism,” according to the governor’s office. The four Black appointees are: Larissa Estes of Walnut

Covered California Welcomes Mayra E. Alvarez to Its Board

Covered California welcomed Mayra E. Alvarez as the newest member of its Board of Directors on April 20. Alvarez is a longtime health advocate and leader in health equity. She is the president of The Children’s Partnership, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to advance child health equity, where she has served since 2015.

California Black Media Political Playback – Stories You Might Have Missed

Last week, California Black Media hosted a reception honoring Department of Finance (DOF) Director Joe Stephenshaw.  A number of state lawmakers, public officials, Black news publishers, journalists and others attended the event co-hosted by the California Black Freedom fund and held at the Prelude Kitchen & Bar in downtown Sacramento.

Early Returns Favor Sentinel-Endorsed Candidates

Many of the candidates endorsed by the L.A. Sentinel editorial board fared well in the June 7 primary, based on the election results released by the Los Angeles County Department of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk on June 8.

Governor Newsom Defeats More Than The Recall

San Diego County was one of the first to overwhelmingly report a vote against the recall and it only went downhill from there for the recall supporters.