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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent   California Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. Following months of speculation and debate over whether Biden should pick a Black woman as his running mate, Harris was named Tuesday as Biden’s choice. Biden reportedly had called Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), former ...
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    Pursuing Liberation thru Love and Struggle By Dr. Maulana Karenga We come into this August conscious of its meaning as an honored month and central site of 400 years of righteous and relentless resistance. It is both a month and a monument to a series of significant events in our history: our arrival and beginning ...
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    Living the Legacy, Freeing the People By Dr. Maulana Karenga The recent passing of Rev. Joseph Lowery, Rev. Cordy Tindell (C.T.) Vivian, and Rep. John Lewis, three major leaders of the civil rights phase of the Black Freedom Movement, rightfully causes and encourages us to lift them up and to recount and reflect on the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nothing could be better to help local Black nonprofits make a direct positive impact in their communities than making sure that the CARES Act dollars flowing down to the city of Long Beach get into the right hands. Recently, the city announced that new funding is coming soon, and they are eager ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Somewhere it’s raining. Somewhere the heavens have opened up, reflecting the tears that are falling across the globe as news of the death of civil rights icon John Lewis spreads. The congressional genius and justice warrior, famously beaten and bloodied at Selma and across the Jim Crow ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent The Rev. C.T. Vivian, the legendary civil rights activist who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. Rev. Vivian was 95. Vivian’s daughter, Denise Morse, confirmed her father’s death and told Atlanta’s NBC affiliate WXIA that he was “one of the most wonderful men who ...
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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 Quinci LeGardye California Black Media  Gov. Newsom says he wants to help small businesses. Combined, they are a major economic engine in the state. He wants them to get online quicker and expand their markets to reach new customers in cyberspace. This is as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer their bottom lines and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson By now, given the extreme health crisis facing African Americans, and job loss that has thrown so many off healthcare, Narda Smith feels that her phone should be ringing nonstop to get Covered California. The deadline looms just one week away, and she is ready and waiting for the community to take ...
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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 ...