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

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 educated families, have less access and often have to share one device with multiple users, according t…
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Monkeypox Can Be Contained: Experts Urge Testing and Vaccination

FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Test tube labelled “Monkeypox virus positive” is seen in this illustration taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo/File Photo Jenny Manrique: Ethnic Media Service Although the monkeypox virus do…

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 Bonta. The 2021 Hate Crime in California Report found that hate crimes targeting Blacks remained most pr…
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Celebs Speak Out After Supreme Court Gutting of Roe V. Wade

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 encouraging others to lift their voices and fight. “If you have ever benefited from a woman making one of th…
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Inflation Worries Grow as Cal Legislature Approves State Budget

  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 cities of Lake Elsinore, where she lives, and Moreno Valley, where her job is. Over the last few month…
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Groups Are Uniting to Oppose Landmark California Mental Health Legislation

  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 advocacy and civil rights groups say the law would negatively Blacks and other minorities. The proposal, …
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President Biden Establishes White House Task Force Addressing Online Harassment and Abuse

Stacy M. Brown / NNPA Newswire       According to a White House Fact Sheet, one in three women under the age of 35 in the United States report being sexually harassed online, and over half of LGBTQI+ individuals report being the target of severe online abuse. Further, administration officials stated that individuals…
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Bass Widens Her Lead Over Caruso

Congresswoman Karen Bass has once again extended her lead in the L.A. mayor’s race. The latest count released by the L.A. County Registrar has Bass at 277,459 votes (43.14%), widening the gap between she and second place finisher Bob Caruso, who —with 231,419 votes— is nearly eight percentage points behind at 35.98%…

Lura’s Kitchen

Lura’s Kitchen ‘Madear’s Teacake Mix,’ is a simple but rare blend of rich decadent vanilla and fragrant nutmeg. Named for Lura’s mother, Mary Lee Daniels, who was affectionately called “Madear.” Just like each of Lura’s mixes, they are three ingredients and ready to eat in thirty minutes or less. Just add eggs an…
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White Terrorists Pose Top Safety Risk

Mark Hedin /Ethnic Media Services Law enforcement knows that the top threat of deadly violence in the United States today comes not from “tree huggers” or Black Lives Matter activists, but from white supremacists and far-right extremists. But in the eyes of the law, they’re all treated the same. This was among the m…
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Protect Yourselves — and Your Baby — by Getting Vaccinated and Wearing a Mask

Shantay Davies-Balch       I don’t know a single pregnant woman or parent who doesn’t want a healthy baby. Unfortunately, far too many Black women and their babies experience poor health outcomes. In Fresno, for example, 14.9 percent of African American babies are born prematurely, compared to 8.4 percent of babies…
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Black-ish Star Tracy Ellis Ross Is 2022 Ambassador for Buy from A Black Woman

Kisha Smith Actress Tracee Ellis Ross has been announced as the 2022 ambassador for Buy From A Black Woman (BFABW), an Atlanta-based non-profit founded in 2016 by Nikki Porcher that connects hundreds of Black Woman owned businesses across the United States—and has teamed with H&M USA— provides a community of sup…


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