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Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media   As California goes, so does the nation.   You’ve probably heard that cliché many times before. It certainly rings true for Juneteenth.   The state of California  started recognizing Juneteenth or Black “Freedom Day,” marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, back in 2003 as an official state observance. That was 17 years before Juneteenth became a household word across the United States this year.   On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led troops […]

Regal Cinemas has updated its reopening policy and will now require guests to wear face masks at their locations when theaters are able to resume business. “Our current mask policy requires both employees and guests to wear masks at all Regal theaters,” a company spokesperson told Variety. “Our ultimate goal is to create a safe environment for […]

Mark T. Harris | Special to California Black Media Partners  Former comedian and entertainment mogul Byron Allen filed suit against Comcast in 2015 seeking $20 billion in damages. Allen alleged that Comcast refused to offer many of his television programs as part of its cable television offerings because he is African American.  Earlier this year, […]

As we continue to build a bridge of music arts and culture with Africa and African America, we turn our focus to the Republic of Senegal, a nation from which most of the slave trade emanated to the USA, In todays fast paced world, what kind of business opportunities are there. What about tourism? Can […]

PALMDALE – Dozens of people gathered Friday to demand a full investigation into the death of a 24-year-old black man found hanging from a tree near Palmdale City Hall, and blasted city and sheriff’s officials for quickly suspecting suicide without exploring the possibility of a hate crime. Robert Fuller‘s body was found with a rope […]

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media  Last week, African American activists confronted affirmative action opponents on a Zoom town hall a conservative Republican candidate organized. At least one Republican elected official attended the event that the Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation (SVCAF) supported.     June Yang Cutter is an Asian American Republican running for State Assembly in District 77, which covers parts of northern San Diego and the nearby cities of Poway and Rancho Santa Fe, among others.  She is running against incumbent Brian Maienschein (D-San Diego).  One major topic on the […]

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Last week, reacting to the violent death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man in Minnesota, California Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) introduced a new bill. The legislation, AB 1196, bans law enforcement officers in the state from using carotid artery restraints to subdue and detain suspects. […]

Hardy Brown | Founder, California Black Media    Special to California Black Media Partners   Last year, I read a book titled “The Color of Law.” Every Californian should read it, too — especially if you truly care about Black lives.    “A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” the book subtitle reads. It is written by Richard Rothstein, a fellow at the Haas Institute in Berkeley.  I’ve made a note to […]

Black Girl Magic doesn’t come easy. Tune in as Amber Cade leads the O.M.R. discussion on what it really takes to keep a queen’s crown straight.

Our favorite scholar and historian returns. This time we are analyzing the cultural explosion that is the protests against Racial violence and Police abuse. We are looking at systemic change, and a cultural resurrection…. Our favorite scholar returns to dialogue…. Plus immediately after the conversation, we go live to Houston for the final funeral service […]


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