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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond says school districts across the state are prepared to open safely in the fall even as COVID-19 cases surge in California and around the country. The new spike in COVID-19 positive rates across the state are driven by infections involving the more ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Once more, every participant that graduated from the Council of African American Parents program is going off to attend some of the state’s top colleges and four-year universities, proving that even the worst pandemic year couldn’t stop progress. Ingrid Johnson said they continue to teach students how to succeed, and also parents ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media On July 9, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans held its second meeting in a series of 10. During the Zoom conference, the group’s nine members shared differing views on how to best get Black Californians involved in their deliberations. But they ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent According to results from a new Commonwealth Fund survey, Americans who have suffered the most during the COVID-19 pandemic are also the most likely saddled with medical bill problems and debt. The Commonwealth Fund, a foundation that promotes a high-performing health care system that achieves better ...
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    Revolution, Repression, Resistance and Eventual Victory By Dr. Maulana Karenga The history and culture of Haiti is marked by extraordinary expressions of revolutionary struggle and victory, suffering and repression, but always righteous and relentless resistance of the people and their radical refusal to be defeated. The Haitian nation was born in revolutionary struggle, achieving what ...
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    White House Memorandum In June, President Biden unveiled a comprehensive strategy to combat gun violence. This strategy implements preventative measures that are proven to reduce violent crime and attacks the root causes – including by investing in effective community policing and addressing the flow of firearms used to commit crimes. Combined, the Administration’s comprehensive strategy ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Miya Ponsetto, the Piru, California woman who falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone at a New York City Hotel in December 2020, has been charged with a hate crime. Two Californian men have been charged with a hate crime in Oregon for allegedly assaulting a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Most people never think about their legs until they can’t get around as they used to, which is where Free Wheelchair Mission comes to the rescue. In the past 20 years, the Irvine nonprofit has given away 1.3 million wheelchairs, the most distributed wheelchairs around the world. Nuka Solomon, a first-generation American ...
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    $276M “Republican Recall” By Tanu Henry California Black Media A group of influential California Democratic leaders held a press conference to pledge their support for Gov. Gavin Newsom against what they are calling the “Republican Recall,” and to remind Californians, from their point of view, what the state will lose if that effort succeeds. “This ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media April Grayson, a policy associate for the Young Women’s Freedom Center and a formerly incarcerated Black woman who spent 17 years behind bars, said she can’t wait to see the day when the language in Article 1, Section 6 of California’s Constitution is off the books. It says, ...