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Black Republicans Applaud Election of Gallagher as GOP Leader
February 17, 2022
Black Republicans in California are applauding the Feb. 8 election of Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) as the new Minority Leader of the 19-member Assembly Republican Caucus. ... read more »
White-Gamble Named Top Exec in Assessor’s Office
February 9, 2022
Nicole White-Gamble has been named director of Roll Services by Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang. In this position, she will oversee Ownership Services, Appraisal Standards, and the Business Solutions Group ... read more »
Let’s Talk Black Education
October 14, 2021
The honeymoon is over in communities where the Delta variant has taken hold.  Since back to school, I’ve spent weeks filling in for principals, supervising children, checking children's temperatures and providing them masks, directing traffic in the parking lot, picking up garbage, wiping down cafeteria tables — all of which are required to run safe schools in these times. I’ve talked to other heads of schools that can say the same thing or something similar since the start of this school year. The same culprit continues to affect us all — COVID-19. However, normally we have a village to manage these tasks. Now, we don’t. ... read more »
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When we get past the test, we can see the full picture
May 27, 2021
This past year has shown that when those who are ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired’, say no more, change is bound to occur. For countless admissions cycles, the SAT was a rite of passage, something every student, regardless of their background, felt was critical to their future ... read more »
California governor: Death penalty ‘infected by racism’
October 29, 2020
California's process for imposing the death penalty ``is now, and always has been, infected by racism,'' Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday in a brief filed with the state Supreme Court. ... read more »
GENERATION LOST: UC-BERKELEY’S MISSING BLACK GRADUATES
October 8, 2020
In the mid-1960s, the University of California, Berkeley started its Educational Opportunity Program to target underrepresented applicants and combat this history of discrimination. Unsurprisingly, this program was asuccess and the number of Black freshmen continued to rise until 1996. That year, Governor Pete Wilson and Black conservative Ward Connerly led an effort to repeal these education gains by passing Proposition 209. ... read more »
The New Faces on the L.A. Sparks Roster
July 16, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus delaying the start of the 2020 WNBA season, each team had to cut their roster to 12 players. This allowed players to receive their first paycheck in late June. To finalize their roster, the Sparks had to waive their rookies Beatrice Mompremier and Tynice Martin. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Ivan James Houston 1925 – 2020
March 12, 2020
Ivan J. Houston was born in Los Angeles, California, June 15, 1925, the second son to Norman O. Houston and Doris Young Houston. After graduating from L.A.'s Polytechnic High School in 1942 Ivan entered the University of California at Berkeley. The country was also engaged in World War II, and in 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the legendary African American 92nd Infantry Division, also known as the famed Buffalo Soldiers. Returning from the war in 1945, he married Philippa, and reentered U.C. Berkeley, then received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1948. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of La Verne. ... read more »
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Dr. Harry J. Elam, Jr., of Stanford named Occidental College’s 16th President
February 27, 2020
As Stanford’s vice provost for the past decade, Elam has been responsible for nearly all policies and programs relating to the university’s 7,200 undergraduate students. The Occidental board unanimously selected Elam at the conclusion of a national search, advised by a search committee drawn from all segments of the college community. ... read more »
Cal State LA to Take Part in Statewide Civic Action Fellowship Program
February 14, 2020
The Civic Action Fellowship program, which involves eight universities across California, was unveiled by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California Volunteers office during a Feb. 10 news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento. ... read more »
Stephon Clark’s Brother, Sacramento Police Chief Sit Side-By-Side on Panel in D.C.
September 27, 2019
Organized by the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce (SBCC), the panel discussion drew guests from all over the country. They came to see officials, leaders and activists from California participate in a lively and thoughtful discussion about African American life and well-being in Sacramento. The panelists dove into various ways public safety, mental health and public policy all rub against each other and impact the lives of Blacks in California’s capital city. ... read more »
Dr. William H Lee Dies
September 26, 2019
He was tireless in the fight for access and respect for Black journalists and relentless in championing for Blacks to have a seat at the proverbial table. ... read more »
“We Have a Crisis,” Says Gov. Newsom As State Pumps 1.7B in Homelessness Fight
July 4, 2019
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion state spending plan he and legislative leaders are calling “the Affordability Budget” for the 2019-20 fiscal year. It took effect July 1 after the governor hashed out differences with the Assembly and Senate. ... read more »
Tournament of Roses 2019 Royal Court Selected
October 12, 2018
The Tournament of Roses® announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court.  Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement. ... read more »
Congressman Ron Dellums: A ‘Fierce’ Focused Fighter
August 9, 2018
Dellums was a fierce, focused fighter for justice, an anti-war activist who served in the military, authored several CBC Alternative Budgets (budgets that focused on human needs rather than military buildup) and was an indefatigable fighter for South African freedom. ... read more »
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