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    By Dianne Anderson Speculation abounds as to how former white candidate Steven Carrigan for San Bernardino City Manager could have assumed he was not hired because, among other allegations, racial discrimination against him. Some think he may have thought the preferred candidate for the job – who was surnamed Black and happened to be African ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Zuriah McKnight, the only full-time Black officer in the Val Verde Unified School District based in Perris, says he was subjected to consistent racism, hostility and harassment, and faced false investigations despite his steadfast commitment to his students and safe schools. So says the lawsuit against the district and its Police Department ...
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    As the rate of hate crimes continues to increase in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced additional funding, resources and guidance designed to protect impacted residents. Allocations include $91.4 million to 173 local organizations across the state to support victims, provide resources, and facilitate anti-hate prevention measures. The first major statewide media campaign entitled “CA vs ...
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    COMMENTARY by Congresswoman Barbara Lee  Housing discrimination has long been one of the pillars of systemic racism and social injustice in our country. It robs people of color of the wealth they earn. It traps Black and Brown children in underfunded schools. It divides our communities. And sadly, it is still an issue that Congress ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌‌ Black‌ ‌Media‌ On May 6th, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans held its 15th meeting and voted on its final report. The report must be submitted to the California legislature by the end of June. During the meeting held at Mills College of Northeastern University in ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Economists advising The California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans have developed economic formulas that project the reparations owed to Black Californians who are descendants of people enslaved in the United States are likely to exceed $800 billion. Three of five harms were ...
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    By Dianne Anderson What brought down a $1 million settlement from the city of Hesperia and the Sheriff’s department for Black and Latino victims over “crime-free” rental housing policy could set the bar for more settlements to come. Kailin Scott hopes the recent Department Of Justice lawsuit sets a precedent that may open doors, and ...
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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has released a study that found Black Californians are highly engaged with their health care, are active in advocating for their health and have strong and clear opinions about how the healthcare system can be improved. “I think it’s surprising because of the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local volunteers recently gathered for their first semi-normal, human-based event in well over a year, dutifully spaced six feet apart in chairs doing breakout sessions with groups of real people. It was a reality check for Reena Carrol, and interesting to hear some of the comments from those attending. “They were – ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Chipping away at institutional racism is not so much about applying pressure as such, but Dr. Fred Calhoun likes to think of it more as a process of encouraging diversity, which is his goal with Orange County educational systems. Sometimes, it could be a meet and greet to talk about the solution. ...