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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media On Jan. 8, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he is proposing a $2.7 billion investment to boost the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. The request is included in the state budget Gov. Newsom is sending to the State Legislature this week. He is asking lawmakers to take action on it ...
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    By Joe W. Bowers Jr. California Black Media During the final week before the Oct. 10 deadline for signing bills passed by the State Legislature this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 46 bills supporting public school and college education. Under his California Comeback Plan, the state budget invests more than ever before in public schools ...
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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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    By Dianne Anderson Winning the Sixth Ward seat during the pandemic means that Kimberly Calvin is coming into a much different reality than when she first hit the campaign trail before Covid-19 shocked the world. In December, she gets sworn in after the General Election, which gives her some time to get rooted and prepared ...
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    By Dianne Anderson When crafting and reviewing an annual half-billion dollar city budget, usually the kids are the last to know. Earlier this week, Long Beach teen and youth got in on the front end of the process. They had an opportunity to talk about what many adults are still trying to learn, how to ...