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    One Year of California for All  By Governor Gavin Newsom There’s no state in America quite like California. In troubled times for the Nation, California is where the American Dream is alive and well. The most diverse state in the world’s most diverse democracy, California is big-hearted, thriving, inclusive and bold. This year, we’ve been ...
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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media “My cellulitis has become so chronic, if I get scratched, cut, pinched or burned, I’ll have to be admitted to the hospital,” says Angela Agbasi, 64, a Cancer survivor and Los Angeles single mom who drives Lyft and Uber about 30 hours a week to supplement her Social Security ...
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    Crisis Is Hitting Black Californians the Hardest By Manny Otiko and Tanu Henry California Black Media Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion state spending plan he and legislative leaders are calling “the Affordability Budget” for the 2019-20 fiscal year. It took effect July 1 after the governor hashed out differences with the Assembly and ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media The California Act to Save Lives, AB 392, cleared its first hurdle at the State Capitol. The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 in favor of the legislation which is now headed to the Rules Committee for review. Authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), the legislation aims to restrict ...
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    The bipartisan and bicameral California Legislative Women’s Caucus elected Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) as its Chair and Assemblywoman Monique Limón (DSanta Barbara) as Vice Chair. “I am truly honored to have earned the trust of my colleagues in the Caucus and look forward to continuing to work with them and other stakeholders to further ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Before she left her position earlier this year as commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn vigorously fought to keep Obama-era broadband and Internet protections and net neutrality laws. Clyburn surmised that, if left unchecked, companies would exploit consumers and siphon every dollar they could. Last week, ...
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    The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) has announced the election of Dr. Shirley N. Weber (AD 79) as the incoming Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus.  Assemblymember Weber has been a champion for education and civil rights.  This year, Dr. Weber authored two Caucus priority bills Assembly Bill 2635 regarding properly funding underperforming students, ...
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    Moving to curb toxic air pollution and improve car gas mileage, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the California Air Resources Board today announced that they are leading a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to preserve the nation’s single vehicle emission ...
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    By Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.)   Nearly a decade ago, Clinton Crawley, a Baltimore resident and one of my constituents, was diagnosed with diabetes. Clinton has done everything his doctors asked—he eats well, he exercises and he takes his medication. Although Clinton has employer-sponsored health insurance, the cost of his medication—more than $1,000 each year—places a ...