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Council of Pakistan Calls for The Rooting Out of the Pandemic of Racism in America

Today, Leaders and Members of the Council of Pakistan call for the racist treatment of African Americans to be stopped. The Council stands in solidarity with every thoughtful American in sending our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who have been killed and with every leader who is not afraid to call out…

California After COVID – Recovery is Not Good Enough

By Senator Steven Bradford, Special to CalMatters and California Black Media Partners   The coronavirus crisis is testing most households and businesses in California, pushing some to the very brink of what they can bear before falling off a cliff. But for some, clinging to the edge is nothing new. If you are Black or…

Trump asks DOJ, FBI to expedite probe into George Floyd death

Trump asks DOJ, FBI to expedite probe into George Floyd death BY MORGAN CHALFANT –    President Trump on Wednesday said he asked the Justice Department and FBI to expedite an investigation into the death of George Floyd, who was killed in the custody of Minneapolis police earlier this week.

Mayor: Officer Who Put Knee On Man’s Neck Should Be Charged

New Frontier Democratic Club & BHERC Collect Blankets for the Homelessc

New Frontier Democratic Club (NFDC) President Mike Davis and Executive Board Member Rosa Russell wear their masks and keep their social distance as they collaborate with Sandra Evers Manly, President of the Black Hollywood Education Resource Center(BHERC) for the Citywide Blanket Collection Program benefiting the Los Angeles Homeless Community during the Memorial Day Weekend. The…

New Rule Could Deny Black Developers Access to $4 Billion-Plus in State Housing Funds

    Ebone Monet | California Black Media  African American developers across California are worried about a rule change the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is considering. The regulation proposes a new requirement that developers have more experience before becoming eligible for contracts awarded from a $4 billion fund set up to…

Mayor Garcetti Opens Testing Site at Dodgers Stadium

LOS ANGELES –– Mayor Eric Garcetti today opened a new COVID-19 testing site at Dodger Stadium, with the capacity to test 6,000 Angelenos a day free of charge –– making it three times larger than any other location in L.A. County.   “Dodger Stadium is a place where Angelenos usually rally around a common goal…

COGIC, Churches Hit Hard by Coronavirus Say They Won’t Reopen as Disease Not Yet Contained

By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter Despite a call from President Donald Trump that governors reopen houses of worship “right now,” churches whose predominantly black and Hispanic congregations have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic say they will remain closed because the virus has not yet been contained. The Church of God in Christ, America’s largest…

Students No Longer Need SAT and ACT Scores for Admissions to UC Schools

Joe W. Bowers Jr. | California Black Media    Last Thursday, the University of California’s (UC) Board of Regents voted 23-0 to end the use of the SAT and ACT tests in admissions for all California freshman applicants through 2024. The University plans to try to create a new standardized test to use in time…

Will Effective K-12 Education Survive Gov. Newsom’s May Revise Budget?

Joe W. Bowers Jr. | California Black Media At his presentation of the 2020-21 May Revision budget, Gov. Gavin Newsom testified to the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on California’s economy. He said in a little over 100 days the coronavirus pandemic precipitated a 22.3% reduction in the state’s revenues. As a result of shelter-at-home…

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