Month: May 2020

Long Beach, CA – Today, the City of Long Beach announced that offices, places of worship and in-person retail may reopen, with restrictions, in alignment with the State of California and Los Angeles County. “Our mom and pop retailers, boutiques, and places of worship need our support, and it’s time for them to safely reopen,” […]

A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. But by Tuesday afternoon she was […]

Associated Press writers Gretchen Ehlke in Milwaukee and Todd Richmond in Madison, Wisconsin, contributed to this report. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a handcuffed black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander’s video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white […]

Joe W. Bowers Jr. | California Black Media  Last Thursday, the University of California’s (UC) Board of Regents voted 23-0 to end the use of the SAT and ACT tests in admissions for all California freshman applicants through 2024. The University plans to try to create a new standardized test to use in time for […]

Special to California Black Media Partners | Hardy Brown, Publisher Emeritus, Black Voice News and co-founder of California Black Media  Pres. Trump is tempting Christians to crowd into churches, implying your God will protect you. You have been pent up for three months now and you deserve to be free. This is a free country.   The President boasts that we had one of the greatest […]

In her TED x Berlin >> CHANGE YOUR CHANNEL << Mallence shared a truth that not only deeply resonated with people across the globe, but many felt compelled to share. Her TED x was independently translated into more than 5 languages and became a social media phenomena that was shared over 20 million times via various social media platforms, raising global awareness via a sensational grass -roots movement. […]

COvid 19 has cancelled a summer of leisure. Our beloved festivals, concerts and gatherings of any size have been cancelled or postponed. The leisure consumer is hurt. The promoters/producers of these festivals have had to be creative and ingenious in how to handle this unprecedented situation. And so we talk about it with Rich Sherman, […]

On May 20, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee approved a bill that would make it illegal for first responders to take pictures or record video of a deceased person at the scene of an accident or crime.   Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Los Angeles) authored the bill, AB 2655, titled the “Invasion of Privacy: First Responders” act.   AB 2655 is one of the few non-coronavirus-related bills that has moved in the legislature since the global pandemic began. Now that the Public Safety Committee has approved […]

The City’s response to COVID 19 has been exemplerary, so we pause to talk with a key City official to hear how his district has responded, We’ll hear about plans for recovery. And we’ll discuss the hot potatoe issue of reopening….. And so we’ve invited the Honorable Long Beach City Councilman Al Austin to sip […]

Modifications Required to Protect Californians against COVID-19 Places of Worship Should Limit Attendance to 25% of Total Capacityor a Maximum of 100 Attendees Retail Guidance for In-Store Shopping, Already in Place for Certain Counties,Now Applies Statewide  SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious […]


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