CA Black female voters host Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate (Video)

SACRAMENTO – No one expected that three gubernatorial candidates who appeared at a political forum staged at the historic Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento were experts on issues that concern African American women in the state of California. The member of the panel that consisted of John Chiang, Delaine Eastin, and Antonio Villaraigosa – all […]

California lawmaker alleges racism may be behind suspension

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker suspended amid a sexual misconduct investigation sued the state Senate on Thursday, seeking reinstatement and arguing he’s been unfairly treated by his colleagues. The lawsuit by Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of Artesia marked yet another twist in the California Legislature’s increasingly dramatic sexual harassment scandal. Mendoza, who is […]

SF Women Fight Back Against Latest Intimidation Tactics to Silence Them

It’s Our Time, Women for London Breed call out stunning hypocrisy of candidates like Mark Leno who themselves benefitted from major independent expenditures in previous elections SAN FRANCISCO (CBM) – It’s Our Time, a diverse group of women building a coalition in support of London Breed for Mayor, today blasted Supervisor Aaron Peskin and his […]

California Gubernatorial Forum to Focus on the Status of African American Women

SACRAMENTO, CA – Our Time to Engage, Inform and Vote: 2018 Gubernatorial Issues Forum in partnership with KCRA 3 convenes voters across California to discuss issues that impact African American women with candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa. The free forum takes place at the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento on February […]

Africa startled by Trump’s sudden and vulgar attention

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn’t what people had hoped for. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway […]

Kay Coles James Becomes First Black Woman to Lead the Conservative Heritage Foundation

(NNPA) – Kay Coles James, the newest president of the conservative Heritage Foundation and the first African American woman to lead the organization, said that she plans to set an example for engaging with people of different political stripes to have a positive impact in the Black community and America. “I’ve seen the rhetoric heighten […]

New EDF California Program Director Wants Black Voters to See Importance of Green Issues (Video)

CBM) – In July Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the aggressive climate change legislation AB 398 which extends and improves the Cap-and-Trade Program. The program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which will enable the state to meet its 2030 emission reduction goals in the most cost-effective manner. Extending Cap-and-Trade is expected to provide […]

National Park Service yanks $98,000 grant for Black Panther Party legacy project

OPINION (CBM) – Apparently, history makes some people uncomfortable. The facts make some people uncomfortable. Pressure from people with a limited grasp of the past recently led the National Park Service to cancel a University of California historical research project regarding the Black Panther Party. We know the Black Panthers are controversial. Even the document […]

Black women voters lead the way in Alabama election

(NNPA) – A heavy African American turnout in Alabama’s special election propelled underdog Democratic candidate Doug Jones to victory, in a hotly-contested race against the flawed, yet heavily-favored, Republican candidate Roy Moore. The New York Times reported that Jones defeated Moore 49.9 percent to 48.4 percent with 1.7 percent of voters preferring a write-in candidate. […]

Omarosa’s departure highlights lack of White House diversity

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Omarosa Manigault Newman’s departure, the White House has lost arguably its most prominent and visible African-American senior staffer, serving as a reminder of the lack of diversity at the upper echelons of the Trump administration. Manigault Newman was one of just a handful of African-Americans to hold a senior position under […]