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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.

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.

Senate passes four major bills cosponsored by SF DA Chesa Boudin

AB 127 holds police accountable, SB 739 provides basic income to youth aging out of foster care, and SB 299 and SB 710 expand police victims’ rights, support police accountability and promote fairness in the criminal justice system.

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.

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.

ACA 5 to reinstate affirmative action moves to Appropriations Committee

Sacramento – The Opportunity for All Coalition supporting ACA 5, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber’s bill to allow voters an opportunity to restore affirmative action and equal opportunity in California, applauds the bipartisan approval of the bill by the Assembly’s Public Employment and Retirement Committee. ACA 5 will now be referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Black Caucus introduces bill to overturn Prop 209

“This elimination of equal opportunity for minorities and women and the total demise of Black contracting in the state has gone on far too long. We must repeal Prop 209!” – San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce Chair Frederick Jordan

New California bill aims to eliminate racial and other biases in...

Imagine applying for a job online. But instead of a hiring manager or some pre-screening software reviewing your application and pushing it along – or eliminating it – based on personal biases or other random criteria a company sets up, a smart computer program that is “agnostic” does the filtering, determining whether you are a good fit for the job or not.