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A look at transportation infrastructure’s racial and genocidal practices against Black, Brown and poor communities, and plans for the fix.
Vision, commitment to justice, deep education, and youth energy fire up the Reparations Task Force.
Warning shot fired as the California-Hawaii NAACP monitors the CRC’s redrawing of maps to ensure that Black-led coalition legislative districts and voters are not disempowered or disenfranchised.
Inequities remain for Black entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry and SB166 fee waiver program should right some wrongs in support of equity.
Ongoing corrupt and genocidal USDA policies, denials of land, wealth and constitutional rights for California Black farmers is being scrutinized by the California Reparations Task Force.
The business-as-usual, richest, whitest COP26 ever will undoubtedly bring more of the same blah, blah, blah in unmet promises and continued genocide against The People.
Systems like the California Association of Realtors (CAR) were/are created by White people for White people, perpetrating racist wealth gap impact against Black people.
Warehouse Workers Protection Act, AB 701, intends to reign in the profits over people culture causing pain, injury, suffering and job loss to employees, predominantly Black and Brown people.
California’s nine-member Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, convened the second of 10 planned meetings and voted on a proposed community engagement plan to include “listening sessions” across the state.
Signed into law by Gov. Newsom, AB 832 updates California’s eviction moratorium rules, extends it and brings over $5 billion in federal relief to renters and landlords alike, with 15.79 percent identified as Black or African American.
By hook or by crook, and a shake or two of KKK collusion, no fair playing field was created for early Black entrepreneurs, nor their descendants who today demand action from reparations task forces.
Booker T. Washington Community Service Center, a beloved landmark in the Fillmore community since 1920, was named for a civil rights leader who promoted Black self-sufficiency. “It is this legacy that a community center in his name ought to honor and champion,” says longtime board member Julian Davis.
Black-owned media is key to carry the messages of billions worth in opportunities available by President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan to disadvantaged minority communities and businesspeople.
A system designed to incarcerate Black, Brown and poor people, including children, is in the midst of a first step towards change for caged children, which has been taken in dismantling the remaining three California youth prisons and relocating those approximately 750 youth to rehabilitation facilities. While some are hopeful, others like Jamilia Land of Abolish Slavery National Network are cautious.
ACA 3: The California Abolition Act, introduced by Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove and written in collaboration with imprisoned humanitarian activist Samuel Brown and his wife Jamilia Land, is the bold, essential next step in ending, what Kamlager-Dove calls ‘modern day slavery’ in California by striking the conditional language from the California State Constitution.
A year of deep study by the Committee on Revision of the Penal Code revealed glaringly widespread problems rooted in deep racial inequity and culminated in a final report with 10 substantial recommendations for reform; in tandem with the report, Senate Bills SB 81 and SB 82 are now working their way through the Senate, introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner and Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager.
Undeniably qualified and supported, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber accepted Gov. Newsom’s nomination to be the first African American woman California Secretary of State. Also heard are prominent voices from the Black community who expressed disappointment at Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ seat not being filled by either one of two most probable Black women, each highly qualified to continue the work and maintain a woman’s place in the Senate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of people and perhaps as many small businesses. A California Black-led-and-operated financial firm charged with disbursing $500 million in COVID-19 grants to California small businesses and non-profits and may be the godsend for some of those still managing to hold on.
U.S. Congressman Jim Clyburn publicly urges Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint a Black woman to fill the Senate seat vacated by Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, saying a Black woman is essential to the Senate and that Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Karen Bass are excellent choices.
Gov. Gavin Newsom again has his feet to the fire to make the right choice, with predictable, understandable and for some, given the state of the country, no-brainer pressure to “Keep the Seat” by appointing a Black woman to the Senate seat soon-to-be-vacated by Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.
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