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    By Bo Tefu California Black Media Black officials and health advocates across the state have thrown their support behind Gov.  Gavin Newsom’s equity-informed plan for safely reopening California’s schools and economy. The plan includes an increased education budget, as well as vaccine distribution protocols informed by data to minimize the threat of COVID-19 spread. Sen. ...
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     Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) received $737,520 for school violence-prevention and mental-health support programs and $87,350 for body-worn cameras to help keep SBCUSD police officers and students safe. The grants were administered by the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The funding will be ...
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    By Ben Jealous Just weeks before Election Day, with millions of people voting already, the Black vote is being attacked from every angle. After the Supreme Court’s conservatives gutted important parts of the Voting Rights Act a few years ago, many states controlled by right-wing Republicans went wild imposing restrictions on voter registration and voting. ...
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    Plan centers on rigorous instruction for students even when schools physically closed Decisions to open will be determined by data that public can track on daily basis Schools open for in-person instruction will implement precautions, including a requirement that students in 3rd grade and above wear masks Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his plan for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Trevon Harris, a local Emergency Medical Technician and LVN, can legally break the speed limit and run red lights if he has to as an ambulance driver. But when he reaches his destination, his new normal is hurry up and wait. He’s usually stalled for an hour or more in back of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson People often want what they can’t have, or at least what they used to have, and many had come to expect on Sunday mornings the comforting kinship of the church. It’s a hot commodity lately as more and more people try to Zoom in or facetime to achieve a higher connection than ...