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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 […]

Los Angeles County supervisors were briefed today on four legal options for removing Sheriff Alex Villaneuva from his elected post, but it was not clear if the board is ready to take action. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and former Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas first called on county attorneys in October to spell out their options for playing […]

On Friday, Feb. 5, the United States Supreme Court voted 6-3 in favor of allowing California churches to reopen their doors to worshippers. The ruling, which lifted the state’s ban on indoor, in-person church services, went into effect this weekend. But some California Black Churches say they will keep their doors closed for now. They […]

On Jan. 29, former Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, who represented parts of San Diego and its eastern suburbs in the lower house of the state legislature for eight years, has been sworn in as Secretary of State of California.   In her new role as the state’s top election official, the former chair of the California Black Legislative Caucus replaces Alex Padilla, who […]

ATTN Business owners!!!!! To help restore our economy and support the small business owners who are the lifeblood of communities across the state — and who have been hit particularly hard in the pandemic — the California Office of the Small Business Advocate is administering new relief grants to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted […]

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 […]

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 […]


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