Southern California freeway to be named for Obama

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers in California have approved a plan to name a stretch of freeway in the Los Angeles area for former President Barack Obama. A stretch of the 134 Freeway passing through the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles and the cities of Glendale and Pasadena will be known as the […]

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 […]

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. Gemmel Moore’s July 27 death, was immediately classified as an accidental methamphetamine overdose by the coroner, but now […]

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 […]

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. Goapele opened the concert […]

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told […]

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. All of the state’s 800 police departments supplied detailed data from 2016, including demographic […]

Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard

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. “They’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to […]

Local Students Complete Green Tech Summer Program

OAK PARK — Sometimes it could be difficult for teens to find summer employment that would help them escape the doldrums of inactivity and empty pockets. But if they are persistent and hook up with the right programs, those obstacles can be conquered. Here in Sacramento, a small army of young people got that opportunity […]

White Supremacist Murder Suspect Jailed after Charlottesville Attack

(NNPA) – James Alex Fields Jr., a 20 year-old from Ohio, who drove his dark gray Dodge Challenger into a crowd of people protesting a White nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, August 12 showed a deep interest in Nazism and Adolph Hitler in high school. Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree […]