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    Mayor Rex Richardson announced that applications to serve on the City’s new Police Oversight Commission are now open. The Commission is a critical new mechanism for accountability in our city, and Mayor Richardson is calling on all interested members of the community to apply. “Serving on the Police Oversight Commission is a unique opportunity to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson What started as a call to action for an accurate Census count is now winding down through the final stage to close out the redistricting process that determines who gets elected and where the money goes. For the Black community, battered by the pandemic economy, the redistricting maps have been about getting ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media The California Hawaii State Conference of the NAACP has informed the state’s Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) that it is “prepared to take legal action” should the current iteration of maps stay the way they are currently drafted. Rick Callender, president of the California-Hawaii NAACP, said the Assembly and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not everybody is fit to sit on all city commissions or boards, but almost anybody can do a little something to change their community, like showing up to voice concerns and keeping a closer watch on what the movers and shakes are up to lately. Some could attend city council meetings, or ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee knows that there has never been another time in which she has garnered so much congressional support and public momentum for H.R. 40, the reparations legislation that focuses on truth, racial healing, and transformation. The longtime Democratic representative from Texas will chair a hearing ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the state’s historic reparations bill into law. Assembly Bill (AB) 3121 moves descendants of enslaved Americans one step closer to getting restitution for centuries of free labor and legal discrimination that followed it, supporters say. But Black Californians who may qualify for ...