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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Although California will have to make significant budget cuts to balance its budget as required by state law, Assemblymember and California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) member Isaac Bryan (D-Ladera Heights) said there are still ways to achieve reparations for Black Californians. Currently, the budget deficit for the 2024-25 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Cash is always king, but policies in the works could jumpstart reparations for Black Californians without breaking the bank. Earlier this year, the State Legislative Analyst’s Office projected a $38 billion budget deficit, meaning money is tight, and direct compensation is not likely, at least for now. But Kristin Nimmers said other ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced plans to introduce a package of bills this year designed to address the recommendations the California reparations task force made last year in its final report. Certain advocacy groups and individuals say the legislative package the lawmakers announced on ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌‌Media‌ In California, an increasing number of Japanese, Jewish and other non-Black groups are expressing their support for reparations to Black American residents of the state who are descendants of enslaved people. Around 100 grassroot organizations, motivated in part by the efforts of the Japanese American Bar Association and John M. Langston Bar Association ...
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    By Peter White A journalist and organizer, a former political prisoner and a professor of African American studies share their thoughts on how victims and communities heal from hate. Across the country acts of hate are on the rise, targeting minority and historically marginalized groups and leaving lasting scars on victims, their families, and their ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The California Reparations Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans will hold its last in-person meeting on June 29 in Sacramento. The meeting will take place in the First Floor Auditorium of the March Fong Eu Secretary of State Building, located at 1500 11th Street. 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 Antonio Ray ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans is recommending that the State Legislature fund a governmental department dedicated to assisting reparations applicants prove their ancestry to enslaved people in the United States. The task force’s proposal to establish a “genealogy branch” within the proposed ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Economists advising The California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans have developed economic formulas that project the reparations owed to Black Californians who are descendants of people enslaved in the United States are likely to exceed $800 billion. Three of five harms were ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Unfinished business set the benchmark last week for California leaders with a plan to help the Black community emerge from the ruins of centuries of enslavement, exploitation and oppression. Even though California is considered a free state, Secretary of State Shirley Weber said the development of African Americans has been historically hindered, ...