Author: Alisha Dixon

Conservatives Claim ‘Black Lives Matter’ Course is Politically Biased

Dr. J. Luke Wood

(CBM) – A San Diego State University (SDSU) course based on the Black Lives Matter movement has raised the ire of some Republicans. The course, titled, “Black Minds Matter,” is the brainchild of Dr. J. Luke Wood. According to a press release, Wood said the goal of the course is to organize Black college professors, teachers and students.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Ignores Award From Black Republican Group

(CBM) – A lack of action on behalf of U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has raised the ire of some Black Republicans. According to Johnnie Morgan, a charter member of the South Los Angeles-Inglewood Republican Assembly (SLAIRA) branch of the California Republican Assembly (CRA,) McCarthy was set to be honored by the group for outstanding leadership.

Jeff Sessions Announces End of DACA, But Calif Dems, GOPers Support Dreamers

(CBM) – Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially announced President Donald Trump had decided to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA, which was authorized by President Barack Obama, provided work authorization to children who were brought into the country without papers. The program allowed children who were brought here before they turned 18 to work and go to school legally. However, Republicans claimed DACA was illegal because it overstepped Obama’s constitutional authority.

The Cost of Silence: How A Wealthy LA Democratic Donor Muted The Political Party of “Allies” & “Coalition Building”

OPINION (CBM) – The silence from L.A.’s Democratic community on the recent death of a 26-year-old Black gay male sex worker in the West Hollywood apartment of 63-year-old prominent Democratic political donor Ed Buck has been astounding.

Common Leads Socially-Conscious Concert in Sacramento (Video)

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – More than 25,000 people gathered in Sacramento on the West steps of the State Capitol for a concert focused on social justice issues. The Imagine Justice concert featured Common, J. Cole, Goapele, Andra Day, Ledisi and a handful of other speakers such as Bryonn Bain and Van Jones.

Community Colleges Launch Campaign to Promote Career Training Programs

(CBM) – California Community Colleges have kicked off a new campaign to inform underserved populations about the good-paying jobs available through career education.

According to a press release, there is a skill and an information gap in California, as many high-paying jobs go unfilled because employers can’t find employees with the right training. This includes jobs in the information technology, healthcare, biotechnology and digital media fields.

Black Organizations and CLB Condemn ‘Racist’ Judicial Council Party Pics

(CBM) – People getting busted for hosting parties based on racial stereotypes is nothing new. But it’s not something that you expect from a legal organization that’s supposed to stand for impartiality in the law. But that’s what happened when photos leaked of a Halloween party thrown by the Judicial Council of California. The Judicial Council is the policymaking arm of the California courts. Its goal is to be an independent and impartial administration of justice.

Black, Latino Students Rally in Support of Local Control Funding Formula (Video)

(CBM) – Several Black and Latino student, parents, and educators held a rally in Sacramento in front of the California Department of Education to offer support for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) July 12. The students are working with Californians for Justice, a statewide organization that organized communities in Oakland for racial justice in 1996. Californians for Justice now focuses on organizing communities and young people to reform local schools and public education.

Local effort launched to have charges dropped against the Merced 5

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MERCED (CBM) – July 8, Merced Police Department busted-up a college party looking for a robbery suspect but in turn had a clash with party goers which ended in several arrests of students, guns drawn, pushes and shoves, and a college party ending on a wrong note.

‘Ain’t I A Woman’ March Unites At State Capitol (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Black Women United a newly formed non-profit hosted the first Black Women’s March in Sacramento, July 15. Attendees marched from Crocker Park to the State Capitol and participants came from all walks of life to support Black women. Sponsored by The California Endowment and supported by Activism Articulated, the ‘Ain’t I A Woman’ march welcomed close to 2,000 people from all over the Sacramento and Bay Area.

FAA Looking to Fill 1,400 Air Traffic Controller Positions

(CBM) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to fill several air traffic controller positions, according to a news release.

The FAA said it needs to hire 1,400 air traffic control specialists. The jobs pay well, with salaries ranging up to $120,000 per year.