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California’s Black Leaders Pay Tribute to Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Condolences and tributes poured in from California’s Black community after the passing of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.  Lawmakers, business leaders, and political service organizations expressed their condolences and sympathy to family, friends, and staff of U.S. Sen. Feinstein, 90, who died of natural causes in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28.

Tennessee Rep. Jones Talks About His Expulsion, Gun Control at State Capitol

Last week, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) welcomed Tennessee lawmaker and Oakland native Justin Jones to the State Capitol in Sacramento. The visit occurred one month after Jones was expelled from the Tennessee legislature for participating in a protest on the Tennessee State House floor demanding urgent action on gun control.

California Legislature Recognizes Reparations Task Force

Several members of the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans received a standing ovation from constituents of the State Legislature last week for their work over the last 12 months.

Reparations Task Force: What to Expect in the Committee’s First Report

Task force member Donald K. Tamaki said the “comprehensive report connects the dots between past racism and its current consequences.” He also inferred that the report presents a “landmark opportunity” to shape the national conversation around reparations.

Two Hopefuls in Race to Replace Former Asm. Burke Have Black Caucus Ties  

Nonprofit director and businesswoman Tina Simone McKinnor and Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles are running in the April 5 special primary election to replace former Assemblymember Autumn Burke in the 62nd Assembly District and they both have ties to the California Legislative Black Caucus.