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Assembly Caucus Chair Mike Gipson’s Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revision Budget
May 15, 2020
“Today, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gov. Newsom released a somber budget proposal that reflects California’s $54 billion deficit as a result of the virus. ... read more »
Reopen Los Angeles? Communities of Color Will Pay the Price, Says Wesson
May 13, 2020
"People of color are being hit by this pandemic physically, mentally, and financially," Wesson begins. "A long history of unequal access to health care has left Black, Latino, and the working poor in a position to be disproportionately killed by the virus. As we begin to reopen, we need to take a hard look at ways to protect those who will be the most negatively impacted." ... read more »
House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal
April 2, 2020
Earlier, several civil rights organizations noted watching with vigilance as Senate negotiations and, later, voting in both chambers took place. "We know that when the economy goes into decline, people of color always bear the brunt," said Teresa Candori, communications director for the National Urban League. "We will be fighting to make sure the most vulnerable communities are not an afterthought." ... read more »
150 Years After Ratification of the 15th Amendment, Black Votes Are Still Contested: The Black fight for the franchise
March 12, 2020
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” So reads the 15th Amendment, ratified on February 3, 1870, the third of what came to be known as the Reconstruction amendments. ... read more »
State Dropping $15 M on Sickle Cell Care Helps Blacks, Others Living With Blood Disorder
December 19, 2019
The state will also use the funding to staff up on SCD specialists as well as to train clinicians to recognize and treat SCD complications experienced by patients of the debilitating genetic disorder. ... read more »
Interactive Comprehensive Map Shows Thousands of Lynchings Thoughout American History
November 8, 2019
"Before this website, it was impossible to search the web and find an accurate scope of the history of American lynching. The names have always been kept safe but distant, in old archives and scholarly books and dissertations. This site leaves the record open for all Americans, especially high school students who want to learn more than what their textbook has to say,” the site’s authors wrote. ... read more »
Marketers Should Show More Respect for the Black Consumer, According to a Report
October 18, 2019
"Take a look at how African Americans make their decisions, whether it's physically or digitally… what we found is that when it comes to making decisions, we abundantly are going to use recommendations as our first line of research," Cheryl Grace, Nielsen's Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, told NNPA Newswire. ... read more »
Why I’m Visiting the Border
August 16, 2019
“I shook hands with a 13 year-old-boy whose mother told him to make eye contact and shake hands firmly. Even in the midst of horrific living conditions and imprisonment, children at the facility are still being taught to treat people with respect, while being treated less than human…” ... read more »
Supreme Court Shoots Down Trump’s Census Citizenship Question
July 4, 2019
“In blocking Trump’s ability to add a citizenship question, the court has ensured that voting rights for people of color are protected, and that all communities – regardless of race, ethnicity, geographic location, religious views, political affiliation, and country of origin – are fairly represented,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). ... read more »
U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman
June 13, 2019
In the fantasy of White supremacy, traitors like Jefferson Davis and other Confederates are memorialized for being freedom fighters — the freedom of whites to own black human beings and work them to death — while a woman who risked her life time and again to free enslaved people is simply dismissed. Ignored. Erased. ... read more »
Black Girls Continue to Disappear but Few Eyebrows Are Raised
May 11, 2019
THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION CONTINUES ITS SERIES ON MISSING BLACK WOMEN AND GIRLS. ... read more »
Black Men Still Incarcerated at Disproportionate Levels
May 3, 2019
“Systemic racism drives both poverty and the mass incarceration of low-income people, especially people of color. This cycle of poverty and criminal justice involvement feeds on itself and creates herculean barriers to achieving economic and social advancement, for those who have been justice involved and for their loved ones,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, FPWA CEO and executive director. ... read more »
A HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICANS IN AMERICA
April 4, 2019
Black people consider themselves American, not because national status was conferred upon them gratuitously, but because they were here in the beginning ... read more »
(Part 2) DA Jackie Lacey Speaks on diversity and how she began career
March 20, 2017
"We're the most diverse prosecutor's office in the nation" -District Attorney Jackie Lacey ... read more / watch video »
Blacks, Minorities Largely Absent During Inauguration
January 25, 2017
African Americans, Hispanics, in fact most people of color, were a rarity at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. ... read more »
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