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California Senate Gets Second Chance to Pass Prison Slavery Bill This Week

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Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ On June 23, the California Senate rejected a constitutional amendment to remove language in the state Constitution that allows involuntary servitude as punishm…

Generation Z Sparking the ‘Great Resignation’ as Employers Realize Shortages

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Stacy M. Brown/ NNPA Newswire The pandemic has spurred the Great Resignation phenomenon, and it is still on. Many workers have continued to resign and switch jobs, and the pandemic reportedly has changed what matters …

South L.A. Church Blesses City With $20,000 in Free Gasoline

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As gas prices continue to surge in California—surpassing even the federal minimum wage of $7.25 at some Los Angeles gas stations and topping $8 at a downtown station—one South L.A. church is doing what it can to provi…

Hundreds of Compton Residents Chosen for Guaranteed Income Program

Dianne Lugo Compton has joined in participating in a successful program to grant some of its residents a guaranteed income, no strings attached. 800 residents of the city have been feeling some relief since January as…

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Prayers for Jesse Jackson

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  Chez Hadley   Americans around the country are sending prayers to the family of the famed Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. The 79-year old civil rights icon and his 77-year old wife of nearly 60 years, Jacqueline, …

Bill Cosby Ordered to Pay $500K To Woman He Assaulted in 1975

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In 1975—at the age of 16—Judy Huth had a chance encounter with Bill Cosby on the set of the film, “Let’s Do It Again” and he invited her to a party at the Playboy Mansion where, she says, he’d rape her. This week, fol…

Bill That Would Allow Calif. Parents to Sue Social Media Companies Moves Forward

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Edward Henderson | California Black Media Last week, the State Assembly voted 51-0 to pass a bill that, if the State Senate approves, would open the door for parents whose children are addicted to social media to sue…

Pres. Biden, V.P. Harris Praise Rep. Bass for Leadership on George Floyd Policing Act

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Aldon Thomas Stiles | CA Black Media Last week on the second anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, President Joe Biden signed an executive orderinspired by police reform legislation introduced in Congress called the …

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Under-Connected: The Enduring Problem of California’s Digital Divide

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Edward Henderson | California Black Media Almost 94 % of Californians have some form of internet connection at home – including through their mobile phones. But Blacks and Latinos, especially low income and less edu…

Monkeypox Can Be Contained: Experts Urge Testing and Vaccination

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California Boosts Efforts to Fight Surging Hate Crimes

Kisha Smith Hate crimes in California increased an alarming 32.6% from 2020 to 2021 and are at their highest reported level since 2001 according to a report recently released from California Attorney General Rob Bont…

Celebs Speak Out After Supreme Court Gutting of Roe V. Wade

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Chez Hadley On the heels of the monumental Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe Vs. Wade ending to the right to abortion, celebrities across the nation are speaking up in support of reproductive rights and encourag…

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Angels hope Jonathan Villar can boost lagging offense

HOUSTON — The Angels are giving newly signed Jonathan Villar a shot as they look for anyone to help their scuffling offense. “I think that’s a message to the room,” manager Phil Nevin said Saturday. “Hey, we’re ready to make some chang…

LA Metro’s ‘Transit Ambassadors’ offer alternative to armed officers

For Derek White, a middle-aged, well-built man and regular rider of LA Metro trains and buses, hopping on public transit can cause an uneasy feeling, making him feel vulnerable to attack. White, a Lancaster resident who last week was waiting to ca…

Belmont Stakes winner Mo Donegal sidelined for 60 days

DES MOINES, Iowa — Belmont Stakes winner Mo Donegal came out of the last leg of the Triple Crown with bone bruising and will be out of training for 60 days. Jerry Crawford, CEO of Donegal Racing, and co-owner Mike Repole said Saturday the colt wil…

Sparks host Liberty to begin 7-game homestand

LOS ANGELES — After winning the 500th game in franchise history 97-89 against Dallas on Friday, the Sparks are turning the page to their oldest rivals. The Sparks (8-11) will host the New York Liberty (8-11) , one of the WNBA’s original eigh…

Michael Stefanic expected to join Angels

Infielder Michael Stefanic will join the Angels on Sunday, a source said. Stefanic has been one of the Angels top performers in the minor leagues for the past two seasons. Stefanic, 26, was hitting .320 with an .808 OPS at Triple-A Salt Lake. Rel…

Angels blown out again as Mike Trout continues rough weekend

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Dodgers ready to welcome Mookie Betts back from injured list

Mookie Belts of the Los Angeles Dodgers talks to the media prior to a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 2, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena …

Dodgers clobber Yu Darvish early, win third straight over Padres

Third baseman Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers fields a baseball and throws out Manny Machado (not pictured) of the San Diego Padres in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 2,…

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Prayers for Jesse Jackson

  Chez Hadley   Americans around the country are sending prayers to the family of the famed Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. The 79-year old civil rights icon and his 77-year old wife of nearly 60 years, Jacqueline, remained hospitalized with COVID. While Jackson—who has Parkinson’s disease— had been vaccinated in January and is being treated f…
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Keeping Everything In Perspective

Last month, the nation’s rollout in vaccina- tions experienced a hiccup when the CDC -temporarily paused Johnson & Johnson’s one dose vaccine, – a move that set vaccine hesitancy back a notch or two. The decision was made after six (eventually increasing to a total of 15) cases of thrombosis-thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) or blood clots…
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L.A. Faith & Community Leaders Respond to Chauvin Verdict

L.A. Faith & Community Leaders Respond to Chauvin Verdict Lisa Collins Los Angeles faith and community leaders let out a collective sigh of relief and elation as twelve jurors found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last year. “Today’s verdi…

Pastor Tyron Robinson Named to Succeed Bishop Paul Morton

Staff Last year, nationally renowned pastor and gospel singer Bishop Paul S. Morton announced he would step down as senior pastor of the Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church megachurch in Atlanta and the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in July on his 70th birthday. But with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the awar…

COGICs Select Bishop J. Drew Sheard as New Presiding Bishop

Staff The Church of God in Christ has elected Bishop J. Drew Sheard as its new leader. Results of the virtual election—making Sheard the presiding prelate of the 7-million member strong, worldwide denomination headquartered in Memphis—were announced March 20. Sheard, 62, had formerly served as prelate of the Michigan North Central Jurisdiction, …
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Two Pastors Merge Churches in Hopes of Healing Racial Divides

Staff A white pastor and a Black pastor in North Carolina have decided to merge their congregations in an attempt to lessen racial divides and create a stronger community on Sundays regardless of racial background. The two pastors, Derrick Hawkins and Jay Stewart recently released a book titled, “Welded: Forming Racial Bonds That Last” chron…
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People: “Bishop Charles Blake Says He Won’t Pursue Another Term”

For the last 13 years, he has led the nation’s largest African-American denomination and has been viewed as one of the country’s most powerful Black religious lead-ers. Last week, Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) announced that he would be stepping down from the role at t…
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Church News: Jawane Hilton Seeks Second Term

Lauding the development of new affordable housing, improved budget reserves, and attracting a $65 mil-lion athletic and academic facility to his city, Pastor Jawane Hilton is seeking a second term on the Carson City Council board. Hilton, a native of Carson, insist he has work that must be continued and completed on his watch. Having …

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