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 […]

Noted Civil Rights Activists Clash with AG Xavier Becerra Over Policing Issues

(CBM) – In a recent Twitter post and during a September 27 news conference remembering slain San Diego County resident Alfred Olango, noted civil rights activist Reverend Shane Harris criticized state Attorney General Xavier Becerra saying the Department of Justice leader is not focused enough on issues of policing. “California AG Becerra is quick to […]

Sacramento Non-Profit Hosting Fundraiser to Aid Exploited Young Women

(CBM) – A Sacramento-based non-profit, A Community for Peace, is hosting a fundraiser in partnership with Child Protective Services and local law enforcement to help provide support services for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. The fundraiser, called “A Celebration of Hope,” will be held at the Citrus Heights Community Center on Oct. 6. According […]

“Blackifying” the Immigration Issue: DACA and the Black Community

OPINION (CBM) – On September 5, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech rescinding the five-year old Obama enacted Executive Order called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This policy reversal reopened a historical U.S. debate about immigration and who is a real American. Rescinding DACA affects approximately 800,000 immigrants who had […]

Conservatives Claim ‘Black Lives Matter’ Course is Politically Biased

(CBM) – A San Diego State University (SDSU) course based on the Black Lives Matter movement has raised the ire of some Republicans. The course, titled, “Black Minds Matter,” is the brainchild of Dr. J. Luke Wood. According to a press release, Wood said the goal of the course is to organize Black college professors, […]

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Ignores Award From Black Republican Group

(CBM) – A lack of action on behalf of U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has raised the ire of some Black Republicans. According to Johnnie Morgan, a charter member of the South Los Angeles-Inglewood Republican Assembly (SLAIRA) branch of the California Republican Assembly (CRA,) McCarthy was set to be honored by the group for outstanding […]

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 […]