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    By Dianne Anderson As the Big Election ramps up unhinged, hate surges across the state and nation, requiring more talk, and especially more action. Going into the November elections, Dr. Regina Patton Stell hopes anti-hate events like the one coming up will expand awareness and increase the political energy to make a difference where it counts the most. ...
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    COMMENTARY By Rick Callender Special to California Black Media Partners In the Black community, literacy stands as a cornerstone of empowerment, guiding our way toward liberation and advancement. For centuries, African Americans have been denied their right to read either through the direct outlawing of literacy instruction and books for enslaved people of African descent, ...
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    By McKenzie Jackson California Black Media The California vs. Hate Resource Line, established to assist victims of hate crimes and hate incidents in the Golden State, received 823 calls from 79% of California’s 58 counties during its first nine months of operation. The telephone line’s first anniversary is in May. Since its launch, callers have dialed the hotline at 833-8-NO-HATE ...
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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media The San Bernardino Branch of the NAACP is calling on the City of San Bernardino to investigate a racial incident that occurred last week. During the public comments section of a council meeting on Oct. 18, Amy Malone, a Black resident of San Bernardino was interrupted by racial slurs ...
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    Bracy Hawkins Law, P.C. announced that it has been selected to represent the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) California Hawaii State Conference Legal Redress Program and Stop the Hate Campaign. The firm will provide legal counsel and representation to the organization’s members in its efforts to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent A resounding call for justice echoed through the halls of the news conference held in New York as attorneys representing the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund declared their unwavering commitment to fight against a lawsuit they deem both misguided and frivolous. The venture capital firm, dedicated to dismantling ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If it’s hard for Black and Brown adults to deal with the increased scourge of racist hate, odds are that it’s brutal for the kids. Kids can be cruel, and being Black in OC is not without its challenges. Dr. Ricardo Parker said his work with young Black students has been intensely ...
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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media The NAACP commissioned millennial and minority-owned public opinion research company HIT Strategies to analyze Black voter engagement and explore trends and devise strategies to reach voters on the issues that they care about.  They found that Black voters are far from being a monolith – though they have many ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For as much as can be expected in the midterms, voters seem energized in the biggest election in Long Beach since 2014, with the Mayor’s race probably drawing the most attention. And as most political pundits agree, all politics is local. Two current council members are running for Mayor, three council seats ...
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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 ...