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‘A Beautiful Pregnancy Overall’: BOE Member Malia Cohen Prepares to Give Birth Amid a Virus and Violence
September 3, 2020
About 41 weeks into her pregnancy now, California Board of Equalization (BOE) member Malia Cohen, who is the state’s only African American woman constitutional officer, is preparing to give birth on Sept. 3. ... read more »
State and Federal Elected Fight For COVID-19 Funds for Black Community
April 23, 2020
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. ... read more »
Is Proposition 209 in the Way of Newsom’s Effort to Close the African American Student Achievement Gap?
March 13, 2020
To close the Black student achievement gap Newsom talked about plans to build a diverse teaching workforce of stable prepared professional teachers including more teachers that look like their students. “That's incredibly important as related particularly to African American achievement.”  ... read more »
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State Agency Faces Elimination After First Black Woman Takes Charge 
March 14, 2019
 In January, members of the California Board of Equalization (BOE) selected Malia M. Cohen, former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, to chair the 140-year-old state agency.  ... read more »
Two African Americans Sworn-in to Top State Posts
January 11, 2019
Aligned with the new governor of the state of California’s vision, two African Americans who were recently sworn-in to their elected seats both said they are also committed to making bold and progressive changes. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Swears In New Board of Equalization Members 
January 10, 2019
Board of Equalization (BOE) Members Ted Gaines (1st District), Malia Cohen (2nd District), Antonio Vazquez (3rd district), and Mike Schaefer (4th District) were inaugurated on January 7, 2018, at the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento. Governor Gavin Newsom administered the oath of office to the four statewide constitutional officers, who were elected in November 2018. Member Cohen is the first African American woman and Member Vazquez is the first Latino to be elected to the BOE since its inception.   ... read more »
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