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Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Announces Threshold Met to Trigger Recall, Signature Withdrawal Period
April 26, 2021
 California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber has announced that the threshold of verified signatures reported by counties has been met for the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. The valid signatures in the 10th report are 1,626,042, which exceeds the total of 1,495,709 signatures required. Counties still have until April 29th to verify the validity of any remaining signatures. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Appoints Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. as California State Commissioner
April 8, 2021
Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., executive publisher and chairman of the Los Angeles Sentinel, has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the California Parks and Recreation Commission. Along with being the executive publisher and chairman of Bakewell Media, which owns the Los Angeles Sentinel and the Los Angeles Watts Times, Bakewell is the founder/creator of the Taste of Soul Family Festival, held annually on historic Crenshaw Boulevard in the heart of the Los Angeles African American community. ... read more »
Mothers In Action, LA Urban League, Brotherhood Crusade, And FEMA Surpass 10,000 Vaccinations Along Crenshaw Corridor
April 8, 2021
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a one dose vaccination, so all 10,000 participants are now fully vaccinated.  Tracy Mitchell, president of Mothers in Action, said “I want to thank the Mothers In Action’s village of volunteers that have staffed the site from day one, and who have committed to continue supporting this effort until April 10, when the site closes.” ... read more »
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California Plans to Lift Most Pandemic Restrictions June 15
April 6, 2021
The mask mandate in the nation’s most populated state will stay in effect, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday, and he cautioned that California will reopen more widely in mid-June only if vaccine supply is sufficient and hospitalization rates stay stable and low. ... read more »
Heather Hutt is Top Vote Getter in CA Democratic Party Delegate Election
March 25, 2021
On Sunday, March 21, the Democratic Caucus met to decide which of three Dems they would be supporting for the special election for the 54th Assembly District seat.  Heather Hutt, former California Statewide Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, earned more votes than any other candidate in the California Democratic Party endorsement delegate vote for the upcoming May 18 special election for the 54th Assembly District seat. ... read more »
Shirley Weber Takes Oath to Serve as California Secretary of State
February 4, 2021
On Jan. 29, former Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, who represented parts of San Diego and its eastern suburbs in the lower house of the state legislature for eight years, has been sworn in as Secretary of State of California. ... read more »
California’s New “Master Plan” for Aging Keeps an Eye on Equity
January 21, 2021
The Master Plan for Aging includes five overall goals to reach by 2030 ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Appoints Sec. Padilla to Replace Sen. Harris
December 24, 2020
Despite intense pressure from Black women political groups across the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, ... read more »
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Gov. Newsom Nominates CLBC Chair Dr. Shirley Weber Secretary of State
December 24, 2020
Hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom picked California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, he announced that he will submit to the State Legislature the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) to replace him. ... read more »
Supervisor Holly Mitchell Takes Historical Seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
December 10, 2020
For years, the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors were known as “The Five Kings,” a title used to describe the powerful all-male Board of Supervisors, which remained that way until 1982 when Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke shattered the glass ceiling and became the first woman and the first African American to be elected to the Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
Amid Pandemic Hardship, Two New Laws Expand Mental Health Coverage 
October 1, 2020
“The bills I am signing today will help Californians access the behavioral health services they need to recover,” Gov. Newsom said. “Earlier this year, I pledged to put these critical services within reach of more Californians, through reforming our Mental Health Services Act and laws that allow loved ones and service providers to ask courts to compel those who need treatment into community-based outpatient care. Today, we do just that.”  ... read more »
Senator Bradford Achieves First-in-the-Nation Bill to Help Renters Improve Their Credit Scores
October 1, 2020
This week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1157, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill requires landlords managing medium- to large, subsidized, multi-family housing units in California to offer their tenants the option of having their rental payments reported to a major credit bureau. ... read more »
County Proclaims ‘Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Day’
September 24, 2020
September 22, 2020, will mark the 92nd Birthday of a statesman who, since the 1950s, continues to be actively involved in training countless men and women on nonviolent resistance to achieve social justice. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and countless other educational institutions–and even in retirement continues to travel across the country to teach nonviolence. ... read more »
Bill to “Save Local Journalism” Awaiting Gov. Newsom’s Signature
September 3, 2020
With a 69-4 vote, the Senate passed Assembly Bill (AB) 323 Tuesday. It proposes granting ethnic media outlets, mid-size publications, and daily newspapers an additional year to pursue alternative and sustainable distribution models that don’t involve contract drivers. That would allow them to come into compliance with the state’s controversial AB 5 labor law. ... read more »
Black Girls Sue Governor and Legislature Over Public School Funding
August 21, 2020
At the tender age of 5, Samaiya Atkins and her father Marcus Atkins have high hopes and dreams for a high-quality, public education. When Mr. Atkins realized his daughter could get that level of rigor at a new school with an established reputation for developing high-performing scholars just a few blocks away from their home in the Meadowview community of Sacramento, he was ecstatic and quickly signed Samaiya up for Tecoy Porter College Prep. ... read more »
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