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California’s First African American Controller Malia M. Cohen Takes Office

By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Last week Malia M. Cohen was sworn-in as the first Black woman – and first African American — to serve as California’s State Controller.  On Monday, Jan. 2, the oath of office was administered by Gov. Gavin Newsom. “I am proud and honored to serve as California’s…

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First Black Woman VP Swears in First Black Woman Mayor of Los Angeles 

By Maxim Elramsisy | California Black Media On Sunday, Dec. 12, Karen Bass was sworn in as Los Angeles’ first Black woman and second Black mayor. Vice President Kamala Harris, who has a home in Los Angeles, conducted the swearing-in of the new mayor. Though originally planned to be conducted at Los Angeles City Hall,…

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Karen Bass Makes History as the First Black Woman Mayor of Los Angeles

By Gloria Zuurveen Editor-in-Chief LOS ANGELES-Karen Bass has won. She has made history and she has done it with the grassroots against a billionaire. She is the first Black woman to hold the highest position as mayor of Los Angeles. She was consistent and steady with her message and it touched the citizens of Los…

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Governor Newsom Statement on the Legislature’s Passage of CARE Court

SACRAMENTO–Governor Gavin Newsom issued the     following statement on Tuesday, August 31, after the Legislature’s passage of     Senate Bill 1338, legislation that establishes the CARE Court framework: “Today’s passage of the CARE Act means hope for thousands of Californians    suffering from severe forms of mental illness who too often languish on our streets without the treatment…

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