CA Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Trump’s “Shithole’ Countries” comment

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday January 11th, during a discussion about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries, President Trump referred to those countries as “shithole countries.” The California Legislative Black Caucus, chaired by Assemblymember Chris Holden, released the following statement: “Trump’s comments are more than just an ignorant assessment about certain countries. […]

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 […]

Federal Trade Commission Urges Wire Fraud Victims to Apply for Restitution

(CBM) – We’ve all seen those emails from Nigerian businessmen who promise millions of dollars in exchange for the use of your bank account to free up money trapped in American banks. However, the issue of wire fee fraud is a serious problem, and up until recently, there was little recourse for people who lost […]

JEROME HORTON: Senate Passes “Wealth-Building Tax Plan” at Expense of the Middle Class

OPINION (CBM) – Over the weekend, the Senate Republicans passed their version of the Trump Tax Plan that will not only impact the amount of taxes you will pay; it will also impact your ability to build wealth, educate your children, preserve your health, plan your estate, and grow your business in California. It provides […]

BAPAC Elects New Interim Leader At Annual Conference (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO, CALIF (CBM) – The Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC) elected a new interim president during their state convention held in Sacramento from October 20-21. San Diego Chapter president Dr. Willie P. Blair was selected to serve the nearly 40 year-old organization founded by the late Percy Pinkey, a longtime aide to U.S. […]

New NAACP President Speaks on Education & Charter Schools

LOS ANGELES (CBM) – Equitable education is a top priority for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which re-emphasized its call for a moratorium on charter school expansion during its California Hawaii 30th Annual State Convention at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles Oct. 26-29. The NAACP contends that charter […]

Need Health Insurance? It’s Enrollment Time at Covered California!

LOS ANGELES (CBM) – Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opens November 1, and Covered California, the state’s hub for affordable plans, launched its outreach to Black communities with a “Coffee & Conversation Media Roundtable” at the California Endowment on October 19. The event was hosted by Dr. Robert Ross, president, […]

New Law Criminalizes Calling Transgender Elderly “Preferred” Gender Pronouns

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – In 2007, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) symbolically buried the ‘N-Word. The country’s oldest civil rights organization held the mock funeral at its convention in Detroit. “We can plant the seed to a new word – the ‘A’ word, ‘all’ – all our people,” then-Michigan Gov. Jennifer […]

Black Businesses Received Small Percent of Contracting Dollars from Big Utility Firms in 2016

(CBM) – Business the Golden State’s largest utility enterprises did with African-American-owned firms last year fell behind in contracting the companies did with most other diverse or minority-owned businesses, according to a report by The Greenlining Institute. The Oakland-based racial and economic justice organization’s 2017 Supplier Diversity Report Card revealed that of the $6.2 billion […]

CA State Capitol First Female Black Top Cop Retires for the Second Time (VIDEO)

(CBM) – Debra Manning has retired from her position as chief sergeant-at-arms of the California Senate for the second time. Manning first retired from the position in 2008 but was called back to replace Tony Beard Jr. in 2014. Beard abruptly retired after it was revealed he had covered for Gerardo Lopez, a sergeant-at-arms who […]