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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent  In what the White House called a significant step towards enhancing police accountability and rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced the establishment of the National Law Enforcement Accountability Database. The initiative marks the ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌‌ Black‌ ‌Media‌ On May 6th, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans held its 15th meeting and voted on its final report. The report must be submitted to the California legislature by the end of June. During the meeting held at Mills College of Northeastern University in ...
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    By Ben Jealous Communities all across the country are facing public safety crises. Crime is rising in ways that leave many people feeling unsafe. At the same time, police violence and killings of unarmed civilians demonstrate that pouring more money into more-of-the-same policing is not the answer. Here’s some good news. There is a new ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In the nearly two decades that Dr. Mary Texeira has taught at Cal State University, San Bernardino, she never ceases to be amazed at how so many students missed the grade school lesson on 250 years of slavery in America. Once they learn the backstory, they seem perplexed, trying to process the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Charles Parks confronted more than a few close calls trying to stay ahead of all the curveballs of his career back in his day. Some things have changed a bit over the past three decades when he was a Commander in the Long Beach Police Department, but other things are timeless. He ...
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    The CSUSB Conversations on Race and Policing series resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 27, when it will focus on the differing responses police have had to Black Lives Matter and to Make America Great Again protests. “Contrasting Police Responses: BLM and MAGA” will be livestreamed on Zoom beginning at 3 p.m., and can be accessed from ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media  In the wake of recent calls to shift responsibility for non-violent intervention away from police departments, lawmakers and community advocates around California are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign AB 2054, also known as the CRISES Act.  CRISES is an acronym for Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Conversations broke wide open since the Black revolution was televised, spurring change and raising the debate a few notches on something that has resonated worldwide – police brutality. “In Germany, Thailand, Rome, Vietnam, they are chanting Black Lives Matter in the streets. It’s pretty remarkable,” said Dr. Mary Texeira, a professor of ...