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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media As the monkeypox virus outbreak spreads across the globe, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will need to galvanize “forces” across regions and relax some state regulations and statutes to combat a disease that poses a threat greater than local authorities may be able to respond to effectively. “California is ...
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    Gov. Signs $308 Billion Budget: By Edward Henderson California Black Media Around 23 million California residents will receive “inflation relief” checks of up to $1,050 soon. The aid is included in the new budget deal reached by state lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday, June 26th. “California’s budget addresses the state’s most pressing needs, ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media One year to the day since making its historic debut, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans delivered its anticipated interim report to the California legislature. Responding to the release, Black reparations activists are encouraging Black Californians to read the report and ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media African American water experts are joining state officials calling on Californians to conserve as much water as possible in preparation for an abnormally dry summer ahead. California is in year three of a drought that scientists have called the driest in the history of the state. “Look at ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media To advance housing access, affordability, and equity, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced earlier this month the creation of a Housing Strike Force. The team, housed within the California Department of Justice (Cal DOJ) has been tasked with enforcing California housing laws that cities across the state have ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Last month, Lawrence Lucas, founder of the United States Department of Agriculture Coalition of Minority Employees (USDA-CME), testified before the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. Lucas said racism is the prime reason there are just a little over 400 Black farmers ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Gov. Gavin Newsom took to Twitter earlier this month to praise Californians for getting vaccinated when the state’s COVID rate dropped to 57.3 cases per 100,000 people, the lowest in the U.S. “85% of eligible Californians have received at least one COVID vaccine shot. The result? California continues ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media I was leaving the South to fling myself into the unknown… I was taking a part of the South to transplant in alien soil, to see if it could grow differently, if it could drink of new and cool rains, bend in strange winds, respond to the warmth ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media California Secretary of State Shirley Weber has until Oct. 14 to certify the results in the gubernatorial recall election held Sept 14. Her announcement will officially confirm that a majority of voters want Gavin Newsom to remain governor. While the certification process plays out, Weber and her office ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Last week, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals took an expansive but deeply personalized look at the history of Slavery, racial violence and injustice in America and traced how that past still shapes how we live now. During the two-day meeting that concluded Sept. 24, ...