Malia Cohen

AME SoCal Conference Features Voter Education Town Hall

Bishop Clement W. Fugh, presiding prelate of the 5th Episcopal District of the AME Church, will convene the 98th session of the Southern California Annual Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 23, at the LAX Hilton Hotel, 5711 W Century Blvd. in Los Angeles. On Friday, October 21, the So. California Lay Organization will lead a Voter Education Town Hall at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom

Black Women Leaders on State’s Election Ballot 

  Black women running for political office on every level across the state of California showed up strong during the state’s June 7 primary election. They won the minds and the hearts of diverse groups of Californians and drew the numbers they needed to secure spots on the November general election ballot. The results, some political organizers say, signal that Black women are fully engaged in California’s political process, and they are primed to succeed against stiff competition ahead. “The June 7 primary election was another demonstration of the consistency of Black Women in the political process,” said Kellie Todd,

Black Dem and GOP Candidates Vying for State Legislature Seats

Primaries will be held June 7 for four positions on the California Board of Equalization, all 80 seats in the State Assembly, and 20 State Senate seats. Half of the 40 State Senate seats are subject to election every two years. The 20 even numbered districts are on ballots this year. 

California ’22 Primary Election: Black Candidates Running for Statewide Office

On June 7, California will conduct a primary election — the first opportunity for voters to elect candidates in newly drawn districts based on the 2020 US census. Registered voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot no later than May 9, with the option to return it to a secure drop box, or vote in-person up to 10 days before the election for those living in Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) counties.

State and Federal Elected Fight For COVID-19 Funds for Black Community

In a briefing with African American media on April 16, Karen Brown Wilson, executive director of California Black Media, brought together U.S. Congresswomen Karen Bass and Barbara Lee, Assemblymember Shirley Weber and Board of Equalization member Malia Cohen to outline the societal and budgetary concerns that they are advocating for on both the state and federal level.