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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…

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 G…

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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 …

“Tony Thurmond: Overcoming the Unimaginable to Take On the Impossible”

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Lisa Collins “When I think about the way my life began, I know it is no accident and I attribute it to a higher power.” The words are those of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, whose ascension …

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Inflation Worries Grow as Cal Legislature Approves State Budget

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  Aldon Thomas Stiles and Edward Henderson | California Black Media Diane Lanette Barkum is an in-home care provider and mom of three. She commutes about 40 minutes every workday between the Riverside County ci…

Groups Are Uniting to Oppose Landmark California Mental Health Legislation

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  Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media Senate Bill (SB) 1338, also known as the CARE Court Program, is attracting growing resistance as it makes its way through the legislative process. Some legal advoc…

President Biden Establishes White House Task Force Addressing Online Harassment and Abuse

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Bass Widens Her Lead Over Caruso

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Dark of July: Some cities cancel fireworks displays

By Anita Snow | Associated Press PHOENIX — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid …

Angels manager Phil Nevin suspended for 10 games for his role in fight with Mariners

ANAHEIM — Angels manager Phil Nevin was suspended for 10 games, the most serious penalty among the 12 members of the Angels and Mariners who were suspended on Monday in the wake of Sunday’s fight. Managers and coaches do not have the right to appe…

Dodgers prospect Miguel Vargas adding ‘optionality’

DENVER — In his first season at Triple-A, Miguel Vargas has done nothing to change his status as one of the top hitting prospects in baseball. But he has recently done something that might shorten his road to the big leagues. An infielder througho…

Angels rally in 7th inning for victory over White Sox

ANAHEIM —The first day of the Ray Montgomery Era was a good one. Montgomery, the Angels bench coach, oversaw a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, just hours after he’d learned that he’d be in charge for most of the…

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Sparks come up short against Kelsey Plum, first-place Aces

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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 for a breakthro…
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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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