Month: December 2020

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media The California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) submitted the names of three accomplished African American attorneys to the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) as possible candidates for the state’s soon-to-be open Attorney General position. In a 46-page document that includes biographical data of the organization’s recommendations, CABL called […]

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Dr. Akilah Weber, who is the daughter of Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), has announced this past weekend that she is running for the 79th Assembly District seat that her mom will soon vacate. If she wins, the younger Dr. Weber would have the opportunity to carry on […]

2020, which was somehow both the longest and the quickest year of our lives, has finally drawn to a close. And with the new year comes a bevy of new laws. Californians will barely notice most of the hundreds of new laws going into effect in 2021, as many affect small groups of people or […]

The African American Cultural Center, Long Beach will host a virtual Kwanzaa celebration on Tuesday, December 29th at 6:00 pm. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach, in 1966, as a cultural holiday to honor ancient African harvest customs and celebrations. Kwanzaa means […]

Today Rick L. Callender, Esq. addressed the California Hawaii State Conference of the NAACP and was joined by NAACP Chairman of the Board Leon Russell to fire up the membership and delegates. Callender, who is the CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Water District, called out the fact that he wouldn’t be CEO without the […]

Lenore A. Tate, PhD, At the beginning of this year, many of us would have never imagined that 2020 would have brought us the COVID-19 global pandemic, caustic conversations about race and racism, violent murders, children learning remotely, working from home, social isolation and widespread job loss. This year, more than ever before in our […]

Steven Vargas | California Black Media Now that both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the FDA and are beginning to roll out, hesitancy is growing among Americans about receiving them. According to a recent survey by COVID Collaborative, a bipartisan organization that provides recommendations to governors on their COVID response, only […]

Antonio Ray Harvey – California Black Media Network Hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom picked California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, he announced that he will submit to the State Legislature the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) to replace him.   If confirmed, Weber will become the first-ever African American to serve […]

Antonio Ray Harvey – California Black Media Network Despite intense pressure from Black women political groups across the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, replacing Sen. Kamala Harris. Padilla will complete Vice President-elect Harris’s term, which began in 2017 ends in 2023. […]

Presented by DreamKreator Studio in collaboration with Leadership Long Beach and Dr. Suely Saro, Councilmember – City of Long Beach District 6 Long Beach, CA (December 16, 2020) – While COVID-19 protocols have cancelled all gatherings and events, the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King cannot be cancelled. In a creative pivot under the stress […]


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