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In 1827, before slavery ended, prominent freed African Americans in the North gathered in the New York City home of Boston Crummell, a social reformer and former slave. They assembled to seek solutions on how best to communicate and register their views on economic, social, and political issues and injustices that were challenging their respective […]

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 […]

It could be the high-profile deaths of African American cultural icons like Little Richard, Andre Harrell or Betty Wright, who all left us within the last week. Or it could be the delayed news of a heinous hate crime murder victim like Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Maybe, it’s the peaceful passing of a well-known local […]

If you’re a registered voter in California, expect to receive a ballot from your county elections officials in the mail for the November 3, 2020 elections.   Gov. Newsom made the announcement Friday during his daily COVID-19 press briefing. He held the news conference at a flower shop in Sacramento to mark the second phase of the state’s reopening after he issued a stay-at-home order about two months ago.   Newsom said he made the decision to protect the safety of […]

By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Shocking video of a police officer beating a 14-year-old African American boy over a Swisher tobacco cigarette is being shared across social media platforms around the world. In the clip that has been re-posted tens of thousands of times, a Rancho Cordova deputy is captured pummeling the […]

Note: These are the facts as we understand them at this time. This investigation is in its infancy and the facts as we understand them now are subject to change as we conduct a more thorough and complete examination of the circumstances surrounding this incident. On April 27, 2020, a Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Officer […]

By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media  African American-owned restaurants across California will be able to participate in a new state program that contracts eateries to prepare meals and deliver them to vulnerable senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Newsom announced the new “first-in-the-nation” initiative, dubbed “Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors,”April 24. […]

By Manny Otiko  The City of Long Beach held an online forum to address the high number of coronavirus cases in the African-American community on Sunday. The forum included Pastor Gregory Sanders of the Long Beach Ministers Alliance, city council members, City Manager Tom Modica and local healthcare experts.  Dr. Anissa Davis, Long Beach Health […]

Tanu Henry | California Black Media “It’s been like tons, or gallons of alcohol being thrown on the open wounds of inequality and racism in this country. And as we think about how to recover, we’re going to have to think about how to make sure that we don’t go back to where we were […]

On April 7, World Health Day, California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris announced the release of the California Surgeon General’s Playbook on Stress Relief During COVID-19. The playbook includes evidence-based guidelines on how to alleviate stress during the novel coronavirus pandemic. At a press conference in Sacramento last week, Burke Harris spoke about the […]


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