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Hiring Black Census Employees in California Could Avert an Undercount in 2020
July 4, 2019
The California Census Office believes there will be higher participation among African Americans during next year’s census if “trusted messengers” help get the word out and go door-to-door conducting pre-surveys, educating people and helping some fill questionnaires in Black communities.  ... read more »
San Francisco is 1st major US city to ban e-cigarettes
June 28, 2019
San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday. ... read more »
Juneteenth Celebrates End of Slavery in the US
June 20, 2019
The celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. ... read more »
Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention
June 20, 2019
However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati. ... read more »
Letter to the Editor
June 6, 2019
After three years of nearly nonstop advocacy efforts, the hopes of California’s developmentally disabled and their families now rests with the Governor and key leaders of the Legislature.  I’m writing from AbilityFirst Joan and Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood, servicing children and adults with disabilities in your community. ... read more »
California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money
May 30, 2019
California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state’s high-speed rail project, escalating the state’s feud with the federal government. ... read more »
Black Women in California Say Democratic Party Takes Their Vote and Voice for Granted
May 10, 2019
They plan to share those grievances with fellow Democrats and officials of the party at the state CPD annual convention May 29 - June 2 in San Francisco. Activists have also organized a number of other events, including a rally and march on the State Capitol on June 22 to speak about some of their concerns and celebrate Black womanhood as they consolidate their political presence and power in the state. ... read more »
‘SOMEONE GREAT’ A New Excuse to Join Netflix!
May 9, 2019
According to details as provided by Netflix—the world has signed up for the streaming service.  I’m sure that’s not exactly, true there is one good reason to give the platform a whirl (you can cancel at any time) and that reason is the romantic comedy “Someone Great” which—hold on to your socks—great viewing for men and women and it’s so good (yes, it’s that good) that you will want to watch it more than once. ... read more »
Treasurer Appoints Distinguished Transportation Experts Dr. Beverly Scott and Frederick Jordan to High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group
May 9, 2019
California Treasurer Fiona Ma has appointed two prominent African American transportation experts, Mr. Frederick Jordan of San Francisco and Dr. Beverly A. Scott of Albany, to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Peer Review Group. ... read more »
Heather Hutt Talks About Her New Role as State Director for Senator Harris
April 18, 2019
A California, particularly a Los Angeles native, Hutt has spent her life and career fighting for the residents in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Momentum Builds for Public Banks: Los Angeles City Council Endorses AB 857
April 16, 2019
Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who is a joint-author of the Public Banking Act, responded, saying: “Californians from the grassroots to the halls of power are weary of a corporate banking system that doesn’t work for them. Wall Street needs people-powered competition, and a public bank for public good is the right place to start. Council President Herb Wesson has been a bold champion of public banks for many years, and I couldn’t be more grateful for his leadership and the support we’ve seen from so many others across the state.”   ... read more »
City Councilman Opposes State Bill to Keep L.A. Bars Open Later
March 8, 2019
SB 58 is at least the third attempt by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, to pass a law that would allow bars in some cities to stay open later than 2 a.m. A version of the bill was passed by the Legislature last year but was vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown. ... read more »
Legislators Introduce Bills to Regulate Police Use of Force
February 14, 2019
Police killings continue to be a significant problem in California. According to the Department of Justice figures, California police killed 162 people in 2017, and half of them were unarmed. Cities such as Bakersfield, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, and San Bernardino ranked in the top 15 when it came to nationwide police killings. ... read more »
Gregory Murphy Joins CSUN Community as its New Police Chief
February 1, 2019
When Gregory Murphy was introduced earlier this month as California State University, Northridge’s new police chief and initially addressed the members of the CSUN Department of Police Services, the topic of his conversation was respect. Respect also is a theme that he wants to define his relationship with the campus community. ... read more »
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