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Black History: The Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba. I am the Queen of Sheba, more famous than others, and attractive: I am beautiful and chaste. There is a mirror in my chest, In which young men may behold whatever they wish. While one of them views it, he pulls a rope, the bellows are compressed, And darkness suddenly bursts forth…

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BLACK MEDIA: AUTHENTIC STORIES, WITH AUTHENTIC VOICES

Now more than ever, California’s Black community and other communities of color need accurate news to make certain that our families are educated about their health and their rights during COVID-19 and the current uprisings. Black media and other ethnic media outlets play a key role — and right now, they need support to continue…

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Planning for the Worst: Black Californians Among Groups State Is Targeting for Emergency Preparedness

By Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media   Black Americans were already in the midst of two disasters this year – the disproportionate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic and a spate of horrifying incidents of police brutality — when fire season in California started early. Wildfires have burned over 3.1 million acres in California since the beginning of the year, breaking the record for the deadliest year of wildfires…

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Avoid Wildfire-Related Sicknesses: Check Air Quality to Protect Your Health

By Quinci LeGardye | California Black Media    This year’s wildfire season has already been out of the ordinary. About 3.3 million acres have burned across vast tracts of California, Oregon and Washington. The areas surrounding those places have also been affected by dangerous levels of smoke over the last few weeks.   Although the skies in the Bay Area are no longer orange and the air quality has improved, wildfire season is not over.  Therefore, officials are advising people…

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Police Group Places Gun Target on Image of Black Elected Official

By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media America is still healing from several violent murders of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement officers across the country. But that climate in the country, volatile and fraught with distrust and disagreement, did not stop members of the California Correctional Peace Officer…

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California State Bar Shaken by Personnel Issues Involving Two Black Women

By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media In less than one month, the State Bar of California has been roiled in high-level personnel snafus involving two prominent Black California women. In July, the California State Bar offered Fredericka McGee, a respected California legislative attorney, the position of executive director. Then, in August, the organization…

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