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Nancy Pelosi, Doris Matsui and Democrats Urge DREAM Act Passage

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, and U.S. Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, on her right, said at Sacramento State University that she believes “we have an agreement with the President to support a clean, Dream Act.” (OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)

California leaders pledge $30M for young undocumented immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers announced Tuesday that they plan to spend $30 million helping young immigrants with legal services and college financial aid.

California affordable housing bills clear Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved a package of bills to address the state’s housing crunch late Thursday as lawmakers search for ways to generate more money and streamline regulations that can stifle new construction.

White House says Black colleges summit is on despite reports

President Donald Trump meets with the presidents and chancellors from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Lauren Victoria Burke/NNPA)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mid-September conference on historically Black colleges and universities remains on track, the White House said Wednesday, despite reports that it has been postponed.

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.

Supporters want Colin Kaepernick signed by NFL season start

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality against Blacks, showed their solidarity with him and his cause at a rally outside National Football League headquarters on Wednesday, demanding that he be signed by the start of the regular season next month.

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.

157 People Killed by Police in California in 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent police encounters in California last year led to the deaths of 157 people and six officers, the state attorney general’s office said Thursday in a report that provides the first statewide tally on police use-of-force incidents.

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.