California Black Media Network

Special Op-Ed to California Black Media Network: Naomi Rainey-Pierson, President, Long Beach Branch NAACP California is going to the polls. An election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is currently underway, and voters across Los Angeles County have been returning their mail-in ballots and the County Clerk is counting them as soon as they are received. […]

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 […]

California Black Media Network Commentary by RIck L. Callender: Rick L. Callender, Esq. is the President of the California/Hawaii State Conference of the NAACP and serves as a member of the National NAACP board of directors. Make sure you vote! On September 14 a special election will be held to determine whether Governor Gavin Newsom […]

Tanu Henry | California Black Media A group of influential California Democratic leaders held a press conference July 2 to pledge their support for Gov. Gavin Newsom against what they are calling the “Republican Recall,” and to remind Californians, from their point of view, what the state will lose if that effort succeeds. “This recall […]

Individuals have 30 business days to request local elections officials to remove names from recall petition   SACRAMENTO, CA – California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber has announced that the threshold of verified signatures reported by counties has been met for the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. The valid signatures in the 10th report are 1,626,042, […]

Bo Tefu | California Black Media Some African American leaders in California are concerned. As the state looks forward to receiving billions in new federal funding this year for development projects, they fear African American and other minority-owned businesses and their workers will be left out.   The leaders say California has not lived up […]

 With that win, Kamlager, 48, becomes one of two African Americans in the State Senate — the other is Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Los Angeles) — and the only Black women in that legislative body, replacing former Sen. Holly Mitchell. Mitchell resigned from the Senate last November after she won a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.  

we’ve heard about the Underground Railroad, We hear the stories of slavery. The rhetoric of our oppression. Did you know that there is a tour of the Underground Railroad? Have you ever seen the artifacts of slavery? Jim Crow? In a Black History Month presentation we’re going to sip coffee and chat with Hardy Brown […]

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media California’s Committee on Revision of the Penal Code (CRPC) released its first annual report last week. The proposal included 10 recommendations that would significantly reform California’s criminal justice system – if they are adapted into law. Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), the chair of the, praised CRPC’s inaugural recommendations […]

Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media Since President Biden’s inauguration, people have been raving about the “riveting” inaugural performance – and equally enchanting Super Bowl appearance — of former Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Amanda Gorman. Beyond her gripping poetry and captivating sense of fashion, another Gorman style that has been catching media attention […]


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