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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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COVID Vaccines Available for Children Under 4 Years Old as the Start of School Year Nears

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Edward Henderson | California Black Media As parents across California focus on purchasing new clothes, school supplies and technological aids for their children for the coming school year, public health officials a…

‘The Mandela Act’ Aims to Set Clear Definition of Solitary Confinement in CA Prisons

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Edward Henderson | California Black Media Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus and Chair of theAssembly Appropriations Committee, has proposed legislation tha…

Faith to Fitness: What Ernestine Shepherd—The World’s Oldest Competitive Body Builder—Can Teach Us All About Aging

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D.T. Carson          At 86, Ernestine Shepherd is in better shape than most half her age and for anyone who meets or sees her and does the typical double take upon hearing her age, she is a walking, breathing example…

Metro’s Hyde Park Station Dedicated to Nipsey Hussle

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The tributes to the Nipsey Hussle continue as local elected leaders and community residents turned out over the weekend to dedicate Metro’s new Hyde Park Station to the late rapper who was laid to rest three years ag…

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Hoornstra: How the ‘Bobby Bonilla contract’ became a $180,000 auction item

The Bobby Bonilla Contract has lived many lives. It was at first a simple pact between a player and his team, known only to both parties and the agent who brokered the deal. After Bonilla retired, but before the first $1.2 million payout in 2011, …

Dustin May on track to rejoin Dodgers after next rehab outing

LOS ANGELES — One start away. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right-hander Dustin May will make one more start on a minor-league injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday and then rejoin the Dodgers. That pu…

Suspect barricaded in Arcadia after officer, 2 others injured in shooting

A barricade situation in Arcadia was ongoing Wednesday night after a family dispute turned violent, leaving one officer and two other people shot and injured. The immediate residences surrounding a home in the 2500 block of Greenfield Avenue were …

Angel City FC gets late goal to knock off Tigres in exhibition

<p>LOS ANGELES — Stefany Ferrer Van Ginkel has played for Tigres, but now calls Angel City Football Club home.</p><p>On Wednesday night, as the teams kicked off their two-year partnership, Van Ginkel earned her first start …

Little League West Regional: Arizona tops Northern California to reach title game

SAN BERNARDINO — Sidewinder Little League manager Troy Silva said, “We don’t want to ‘taco-bout’ it. We want to be about it.” J.J. Silva had four hits, and Troy “Taco-Man” Tewers struck out 12 as Arizona defeated Northern California, 8-1, in a Wes…

LAFC’s Carlos Vela gets MLS All-Stars going in victory over Liga MX

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. — Dayne St. Clair entered the interview room, wearing a smile as bright as his orange goalkeeper’s jersey and clutching a crystal trophy after helping the MLS All-Stars beat Liga MX. Coach Adrian H…

Chris Taylor, Joey Gallo homers lift Dodgers to 10th consecutive win

LOS ANGELES — Well, that wasn’t even close after all. But few of them have been. Chris Taylor and Joey Gallo hit home runs to turn a tie game into an 8-5 Dodgers victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night, completing a mini-sweep of their…

Jay-Z, Will Smith Invest in Program to Help Renters Purchase Homes

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  Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire       Landis Technologies, a Pennsylvania-based company that has provides consulting, implementation, and ongoing support services for Microsoft technologies, announced they are raising $165 million from a gro…

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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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