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Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  With the federal COVID-19 rent protections provided in the CARES Act about to expire, any plan to assist tenants who have fallen behind on their payments due the COVID-19 pandemic, would have to be drawn up by state or local governments.  In California, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chair of […]

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media   The Healthy Air Alliance, a California-based organization committed to reducing environmental pollution, and the Rev. Dr. William D. Smart Jr., president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California, co-hosted a panel discussion on environmental justice July 23. Jamarah Hayner, president of the Healthy Air […]

And so we spoke with Lady A and her producer John Oliver III in our Coffee Conversations with Greg J episode. And usually we are able to provide an embed to the conversation here, but for some reason we are flagged and it will not allow us to post it here because it says we […]

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media  Seven out of 10 African American youth between ages 12 and 17 who smoke use menthol cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   And a higher percentage of Black adults who smoke began using menthol cigarettes (93%) — that’s more than two times higher than the number of White adults who did […]

And while the nation pauses to celebrate its independence, we still find ourselves searching for our place inside this commemoration. Back in the day, the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass stood forth and delivered and fiery oratory on the hypocrisy of the 4th of July Celebration among the nation’s black inhabitants… The litany of this speech […]

Tanu Henry | California Black Media   On Monday, the full California state Senate confirmed the appointments of two African Americans who have already stepped into top jobs at departments critical to the smooth operation of the state.   Yolanda Richardson and Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, are officially assuming their roles as state government executives in Sacramento at at time when the state is implementing deep cuts to its fiscal year 2020-21 budget in response to the global COVID-19 crisis.   […]

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media  On June 18, the United States Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The renewable federal provision allows people who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children to defer deportation and receive legal permission to work, study […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]


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