Aldon Stiles

Until recently, Gov. Newsom’s strategy for responding to the litany of attacks he’s received from Larry Elder, the Republican frontrunner in the upcoming Sept. 14 recall election has been to not respond directly to them. Newsom’s responses have focused on his accomplishments, indirectly alluding to Elder’s attacks, and especially warning voters that if Republicans succeed […]

Aja Smith, a Black Republican running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has filed a complaint against Facebook, Twitter and Google. In her grievance dated Oct. 6, 2020, and addressed to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, Smith accuses the three California-based tech companies of violating the Federal Election Campaign Act by supporting Democratic candidates.  Smith, who is on the ballot to represent California’s 41st congressional district, which covers an area in Western Riverside County, also […]

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 […]

Two weeks ago, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew sharp criticisms from African Americans across the country. Black politicians, social media commenters, and others blasted the governor, saying his decision to lift his state’s month-long stay-at-home order by first opening businesses like barbershops, nail salons, sneaker stores, tattoo parlors, gyms, and bowling alleys put the lives […]

 Near Lockdown in The Bay and LA: Residents Instructed to Stay Home Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media From March 17 to April 7, residents in six counties and one city in the Bay Area have been ordered to “shelter in place” in order to halt the spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus […]

 By Aldon Stiles |California Black Media Only four percent of California’s African American voters are registered as Republicans, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. The majority, about seventy seven percent, are members of the Democratic Party. Johnnie Morgan, 68, the newly elected president of the California Republican Assembly (CRA), wants to change those […]


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