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Willie Brown, Jr., Is Not Dead

Staff | California Black Media Former California Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Jr., is not dead. On the June 28 broadcast of the 2020 BET Awards, the network included Brown’s image and name in a video montage of famous African Americans who have died within the last year. The tribute included Diahann Carroll, Bill Withers, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, Pernell Whitaker and others. “I…

The Black Report: Mayor James T. Butts & Immigration Activist Denae Joseph

Mayor James T. Butts of Inglewood

Call to Leaders for Justice & Action Panel

EBIAS presents Leaders for Justice and Action (LJAD), a special panel of diverse leaders to discuss on current and relevant matters as they focus on role of leadership in “a chosen generation,” black communities, and black churches. LJAD is a special panel that live streams. 

Robert Johnson’s Big Idea: $14 trillion in slavery reparations to African-Americans

By Marisa Schultz | Fox News Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, says it’s time America atones for slavery and systemic racism by paying African-Americans reparations to make them economically equal to white Americans. Johnson, the first black billionaire in the United States, has put a price tag on the debt America owes to African-Americans at $14 trillion.

Letter to Patrick Soon-Shiong from the L.A. Times Guild’s Black Caucus

As a union, it is our responsibility to be a force for progress, and we cannot build the future we want for the Los Angeles Times until we clearly see its past. Over the last two weeks, Black former Times journalists have come forward with stories of racist treatment, marginalization and neglect in our newsroom…

L.A. Times To Settle Suit Over Race and Gender Bias, As Editor Promises Change

    David Folkenflik From the NPR.org     The Los Angeles Times is moving to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by six Black, Hispanic and female journalists at the paper contending that the under-representation of people of color there is a result of longstanding discriminatory pay practices. The civil complaint, filed in California Superior Court…

California Senate Okays ACA 5: Affirmative Action Decision Moves to Voters

By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media Holly Mitchell, CA. State Senator On Wednesday, June 24, the full California Senate voted                 30-10 to pass Assembly Constitutional Amendment  5 (ACA 5), an initiative to overturn Proposition 209 and reinstate Affirmative Action in the state after 24 years.  The constitutional amendment will now appear on the general election ballot in November for voters to decide…

Joe Biden: The Last Liberal Segregationist Standing

COMMENTARY By Dr. Randy Lancaster-Short, M.Phil., M.Div., Ph.D.               Mirror, mirror, on the wall who is Black folks’ greatest enemy running for president this fall?  If there was a truly free and fair mainstream press, or, at least, an objective investigative Black press, the answer would be a banality—Jim…

Opinion: Inglewood’s Choice to Quickly Close Elementary School Harms Children and Hurts Our Community

By Margaret Richards-Bowers Special to California Black Media Partners    Closing a neighborhood school without collaborating with parents, school staff, and the neighborhood only invites strong pushback from the groups not included in the decision.   This is the path the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) took when it decided to close Warren Lane TK-7 Elementary School. The school serves predominantly…

Three African Americans Step Into Top California Leadership Roles

By Tanu Henry | California Black Media On Monday, the full California state Senate confirmed the appointments of two African Americans who have already stepped into top jobs at departments critical to the smooth operation of the state. Yolanda Richardson and Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, are officially assuming their roles as state government executives in Sacramento at at time when the state is implementing deep cuts to its fiscal year 2020-21 budget in response to the global COVID-19…

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