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 […]

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.

Allen Wayne Warren – Working To Serve The People

DEL PASO HEIGHTS – Allen Wayne Warren is a busy man. Not only is this former professional baseball player a community leader and businessman, but he is also a highly active Sacramento City Councilman representing District 2 as well as a seasoned residential housing developer. The busy Warren is a doer — a tough taskmaster […]

Iconic Ebony Magazine Moves from Chicago to Los Angeles

(NNPA) – Los Angeles has lured another Black icon away from the Windy City. The company that now owns EBONY and Jet magazines, recently announced that the editorial teams for both publications will relocate to Tinsel Town. The move marks another loss for Chicago, which was once a magnet for Black-owned media. The Chicago Tribune […]

California lawmakers OK bill prompted by slaying of officer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly has passed a bill tightening parole policies after a gang member with repeated probation violations was accused of killing a police officer near Los Angeles. The Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to send the measure to the state Senate. The bill would require officials to evaluate an inmate’s entire […]

California may require pet shops sell only rescue dogs, cats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless they are rescue animals under a bill passed by the state Assembly on Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 44-6 to send the measure to the state Senate. The bill by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell aims to prevent California pet stores from selling […]

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 […]

$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday. Much of the cost would be offset by existing state, federal and private spending on health coverage, the analysis […]