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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Immediately following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, notable media personality Jemele Hill urged her peers to put the monarch’s passing in perspective. “Journalists are tasked with putting legacies into full context, so it is entirely appropriate to examine the queen and her role in the ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Black Americans have enjoyed an enduring bond with Africa and their brothers and sisters living on the Continent, with many U.S.-based civil rights agencies, clergy members, and African American organizations taking a keen interest in the welfare of citizens in the 55-nation motherland. While the world ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Black Lives Matter. George Floyd’s life mattered. A mixed-race jury in Minneapolis returned a guilty verdict against former police officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20, potentially sending the ex-cop to prison for the rest of his life. The panel, which included six Whites and six ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Rumors on the street before last weekend’s KKK-sponsored White Lives Matter rally in Huntington Beach was that Tory Johnson’s Black Lives Matter organization would show up with guns, looking to start trouble. It’s precisely those kinds of lies that can cost more lives. He was so concerned that he contacted the Huntington ...
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    By Dianne Anderson An alleged headlight stop in the days of his youth along with countless other police misconduct cases still drives Donovan Caver to fight the broken system. While he was in college, Pomona police pulled him over on his 21st birthday. “They asked me where’s the dope? I said sir, I don’t have ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For a second stint, Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon has been reappointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training where he will continue to review new curriculum, new requirements from legislature, participate in training standards, and the framework for law enforcement statewide. The POST Commission also sets minimum requirements for basic academies, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If seen to completion, an initial 112-page report of the city of Long Beach Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative features numerous goals, strategies and action items that community members say hold the key to end racial inequities and lack of access. It’s all part of the city’s recognition of the need for ...
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    By Cherri Murphy Special to California Black Media To executives at Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, Postmates, and other gig companies: We are the workers who power the core of your businesses and we write in response to your recent comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. Your statements have included various platitudes about your commitment to racial justice and the ...
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    By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands are protesting police brutality and racial injustice. But there is another epidemic in this country that must be addressed, and it must ...
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    By Gail Berkley The Sun Reporter For Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza the global outpouring of protests and activism following the alleged murder of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody has been heartening and makes her hopeful for the future. At the same time, she said, “It’s bittersweet that it takes someone being ...