Juneteenth Celebration at Negro Bar An Official California State Park (Video)

FOLSOM (CBM) – In June many African American’s celebrate Juneteenth, the celebration of the last state in the union to receive word that slavery ended in 1865. Community organizer Michael Harris hosted a Juneteenth celebration at Negro Bar, a California State Park located within the city of Folsom in the county of Sacramento. Harris said […]

Legislative Black Caucus Celebrate Juneteenth (Video)

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – The African American Civic Engagement Project in conjunction with the California Legislative Black Caucus hosted their annual Juneteenth celebration at the California Railroad Museum June 7 highlighting leadership from California’s public universities. Four African American university president’s, were honored from California State University (CSU) and California University (UC) higher education systems.

California Has Banned Disposable Plastic Bags, Straws Could Be Next On the List

BERKELEY (CBM) – California has a reputation as a green state on the cutting-edge of environmental laws. State Bill 270 banned the use of disposable plastic bags, changing the way Californians shop, and disposable straws could be next on the chopping block. The Berkeley City Council has launched an initiative to ban the use of […]

California Legislators to Meet with Tech Giants to Increase Diversity

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon […]

Single-Payer Health Bill Passes Senate But Critics Question How To Fund It


SACRAMENTO (CBM) – California has long been a national leader in innovation, and if Senate Bill 562 (which seeks to establish a Medicare-for-all system) passes, the state could change the direction of health care in the nation. SB 562 is sponsored by the California Nurses Association (CNA.) According to a CNA press release, the primary […]

‘N’ Sufficient Response: Parents Question School’s Reaction to Online Racial Slur

(CBM)- Editor’s note: CBM did not use the student’s name that has been posted to social media in this story. Parents and students at a Riverside, California high school are outraged over how an area school handled a student’s post on social media. The post displayed another student posing next to a school whiteboard spelling […]

Black Students Graduate From NorCal Leadership Program

DAVIS (CBM) – Saturday, June 3, The Hawk Institute Academy graduated 30 majority African American males from their leadership program at the University of California, Davis. The nonprofit provides leadership after school enrichment programs and guidance for underserved communities.

Auntie Maxine: If They Cut The Mic’s Off We Gonna Still Talk

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Congresswomen Maxine Waters of Los Angeles microphone was cut off in mid-speech at the California Democratic Convention, African American Caucus meeting Saturday night at the Sacramento Convention Center. Tensions were already running high waiting on final election results on who would be named the next Democratic Party chair Eric Bauman or Kimberley […]

CA’s Hidden Secret: It’s Not So Progressive When It Come’s To Police Accountability

(CBM) – Rev. Al Sharpton civil rights leader, and leadership of his organization National Action Network, Western Region President Rev. K.W. Tullos and President, Rev. Shane Harris, San Diego chapter took to the State Capitol today to urge Assemblymember Lorena Gonzales-Fletcher (D-San Diego) head of the Assembly Appropriations and her colleagues to support and pass […]

CA State Dems Look To Elect New Leadership

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Thousands of Democrats take to the Sacramento Convention Center for the 2017 California Democratic Convention this weekend. Convention attendees have a jammed packed weekend of meetings that will help decide priorities of the party and will be electing a new State party leader. Outgoing chair John Burton lead the party through a […]