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    By Dianne Anderson Black History Month is a lot like looking through the mirror of time with the fatal Trump mob eruption reminiscent of reconstruction, that while shocking, was not surprising, and to a large extent, predictable. At least since the early 2000s, Keith Willis said the Black community repeatedly sounded the alarm on the ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Wearing both hats as Tustin Mayor and a city council member, Letitia Clark is ready to roll on her goals, most of which entails tackling the same urgent issues facing cities across the nation in the months ahead. First on her agenda is being as proactive as possible with the recovery from ...
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    Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has been elected as Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). The Caucus has had over a 50-year legacy of advocating for transformative legislation on behalf of African Americans and other marginalized people in California. Senator Bradford was elected to the legislature in 2009 making him the longest serving member ...
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    by Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom picked California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, he announced that he will submit to the State Legislature the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) to replace him. If confirmed, Weber will become the first African American to serve ...
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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media Black leaders across California are pointing to three “obvious” reasons they say it’s wise for Gov. Newsom to pick either Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37) or Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) to replace Sen. Kamala Harris when she vacates her seat and is inaugurated vice president of the United States in January. “We are adamant that the replacement of Senator Harris’s seat ...
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    by De’Zhon Grace, Carolyn Johnson, & Treva Reid A Viral Pandemic Meets America’s Pandemic of Inequality Earlier this month both the New York Times and ProPublica wrote about the impact of COVID-19, reporting that in states where Black communities make up only a relatively small portion of the population, nearly half — if not majority — of all COVID-19 ...
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    James W. Sweeney was born in Fresno on July 28, 1948 to the union of Lonnie Lee Sweeney and Evelyn Randle. He is the younger of two sons born to this union. Sweeney’s parents, and his brother Sherman Sr., preceded him in death. While a portion of his childhood was spent in Fresno, where he ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Out walking the wards of Riverside, local Ward 3 city council candidate Jalani Bakari is hearing some recurrent concerns on the street, such as access to affordable housing and the growing homeless population. Traffic complaints are also coming up loud and clear. “We need better off-ramps, we definitely need to deal with ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Commentary That Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris announced her candidate for president on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is no coincidence. For her supporters and those who know her well, Harris has long been a fighter for freedom, justice and equality and she’s often invoked the spirit ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux As strange as it seems, I now view the Bush years with nostalgia. Both Big Bush (POTUS 41) and his son Shrub (POTUS 43) incurred the ire of Democrats, with Shrubs Supreme Court-complicit theft of the 2000 election prompting anger and protests. Both Bushes, perhaps because of their love of country, comported ...