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Roads and Reparations: How highway construction hardened discrimination

A look at transportation infrastructure’s racial and genocidal practices against Black, Brown and poor communities, and plans for the fix.

Meet the 29-year-old activist and attorney chairing California’s Reparations Task Force

Vision, commitment to justice, deep education, and youth energy fire up the Reparations Task Force.

Ready to take legal action: Cal NAACP warns Redistricting Commission

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.

Black cannabis entrepreneurs say state’s $30 million fee waiver fund may...

Inequities remain for Black entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry and SB166 fee waiver program should right some wrongs in support of equity.

California Reparations Task Force looks at long history of racism in...

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.

Different summit, same story for the polluters and poor at global...

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.

California law addresses anti-Black bias in home appraisal process

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.

People over profits: California bill pushes Amazon, Walmart and other big...

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.

Second Reparations Task Force meeting calls for more voices of Black...

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.

Winners and winners: Big takeaways from new rent law benefitting landlords...

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.

California’s stolen Black land: Bruce’s Beach, Folsom, Allensworth, the Fillmore

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.

Allegations of mismanagement hit Booker T. Washington Community Center

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 Leaders: Spending must include Blacks as state prepares for billions...

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.

Come July, California will swap juvenile jails for reform-minded rehab centers

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.

Asm. Sydney Kamlager-Dove pushing law to end slavery in California’s prisons

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.

Nixing prison time for certain crimes among proposed changes to California...

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.

Gov. Newsom nominates CLBC Chair Dr. Shirley Weber as secretary of...

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.

State selects Black LA firm to disburse $500 million in COVID...

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 says Gov. Newsom must appoint Black woman...

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.

Women leaders on Sen. Harris replacement: ‘One is not enough, zero...

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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