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

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, following a two-week long civil trial in a Santa Monica courtroom, a California judge ordered Cosby to …
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Bill That Would Allow Calif. Parents to Sue Social Media Companies Moves Forward

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 companies like Tik Tok and Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram. Assemblymembers Jord…
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Pres. Biden, V.P. Harris Praise Rep. Bass for Leadership on George Floyd Policing Act

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 George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37), who is running for Mayor of Los Ang…
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“Tony Thurmond: Overcoming the Unimaginable to Take On the Impossible”

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 to the post of the state’s top education official is no short of miraculous given the circumstances …
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State Senator Sydney Kamlager Announces Campaign to Succeed Karen Bass in Congress

Kisha Smith Just ten months, after winning a landslide victory in her race for the 30th Senate District seat previously occupied by now L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, State Senator Sydney Kamlager has announced a new race. “I am running for Congress to continue Karen’s legacy of fighting for justice reform o…
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Faith Leaders, Elected Officials and Celebrities Respond to Guilty Verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery Case

  Kisha Smith A Brunswick, Georgia jury of eleven whites and one black returned guilty verdicts in the cases of three men— Travis McMicheal, Greg McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan — for hunting down and killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who had been jogging through the Satilla Shores area in coastal Georgi…
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Voting Rights Is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

Mark Hedin, Ethnic Media Services It’s the “civil rights issue of our time,” voting rights advocates say, but three different proposals to strengthen and create nationwide standards on voting are all stalled in Congress. “Democracy is facing challenges unlike any we have seen in modern time,” said Wade Henderson, CE…
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Michael B. Jordan and Serena Williams Unite for Million Dollar HBCU Giveaway

Staff Actor Michael B. Jordan, and tennis great Serena Williams have joined forces to provide HBCU entrepreneurs with the chance to win up to one million dollars in cash to assist in their business ventures. “HBCUs are an integral part of our educational ecosystem and have long been centers of entrepreneurial excell…
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Dave Chappelle Hits Back at Controversy and Asks, ‘Am I Canceled or Not?’

Stacy Brown/NNPA Newswire Comedian Dave Chappelle said he’s been disinvited to film festivals, and no company or studio will entertain his new documentary because of the fallout from his controversial Netflix special, “The Closer.” And while he’s willing to meet with the transgender community and Netflix employees w…
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Newsom Signs ‘George Floyd Law’ 

Staff The nation watched in horror the video of three police officers doing nothing to stop former Minneapolis police officer (now convicted felon) Derek Chauvin from snuffing the life out of George Floyd with a knee to his neck. Thanks to Assemblyman Chris Holden’s police reform legislation, AB 26, such actions—or …
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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 …
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Biden Administration Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments

Staff In a move to keep the economy recovering at a steady pace, the Biden Administration—which had paused federal student loan repayments for millions of Americans to the end of September—has announced it is extending that pause one final time through January 31, 2022 at 0% interest. Collections have also been susp…


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