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Newsom Announces Plans to Fight Rash of Retail Theft, Follow-Home Crimes
December 17, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced new measures to fight a statewide rise in property and violent crimes, including a rash of smash-and-grab robberies targeting retailers and follow-home attacks in the Los Angeles area. ... read more »
Mia Bonta Sworn in to State Assembly District 18 and the Newest Member of the California Legislative Black Caucus
September 9, 2021
This week, Mia Bonta was sworn in as the 11th member of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). Mia Bonta gave her oath of office in a formal ceremony at the state Capitol and will now serve as a member of the California State Assembly representing the 18th Assembly District (Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro). Bonta won her campaign last week in a special election for the seat recently vacated by her husband, Rob Bonta.  Mr. Bonta was appointed Attorney General this past spring. ... read more »
Black Californians Are the Number One Target of Hate Crimes
July 15, 2021
Miya Ponsetto, the Piru, California woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone at a New York City Hotel in December 2020, has been charged with a hate crime. Two Californian men have been charged with a hate crime in Oregon for allegedly assaulting a Black gas station attendant. A Berkeley woman was charged with a hate crime after she allegedly harassed a Black Amazon delivery driver, shouting racial slurs at him and physically stopping his attempts to escape the confrontation. ... read more »
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Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson Appointed Chair of the Select Committee on Police Reform
September 24, 2020
California has again led the nation by passing some of the strictest police use-of-force standards while also mandating de-escalation and use-of-force training. The legislature also recently sent bills to the Governor’s desk to ban deadly carotid choke holds, reorganize sheriff oversight commissions and increase transparency and impartiality in officer-involved shooting investigations. ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
Heated Charter School Debates Ignore One Key Fact: Black Students Are Underperforming In Our Schools
May 2, 2019
African American children are California’s lowest performing group of students, only above students with special needs. Only two percent of Black kids in the state attend schools that are considered “high performing.” And only 10 majority African American schools, located mostly in hard-to-count, high-poverty census tracts around the Bay Area and Los Angeles, score, on average, above the state math and language arts requirements. ... read more »
Black Caucus Chair: Charter School Bills Overlook Too Many Crucial Questions
April 18, 2019
Three charter school bills the Assembly Education Committee cleared recently leave too many unanswered questions, says Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). She is the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and a member of the Assembly Education Committee ... read more »
Two Years of Free Community College Funded in Governor’s Budget
January 11, 2019
Assembly Bill 2, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago, David Chiu, Kevin McCarty, Rob Bonta, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Laura Friedman, Lorena Gonzalez, and Sabrina Cervantes was introduced to strengthen the California College Promise policy. This budget proposal takes an important step towards guaranteeing a completely free community college experience for California students.   ... read more »
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California Committee Assembles To Address The Education System
August 3, 2016
Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys & Men of Color in California meet with educators to discuss system solutions and emerging issues ... read more »
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