FAA Looking to Fill 1,400 Air Traffic Controller Positions

(CBM) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to fill several air traffic controller positions, according to a news release. The FAA said it needs to hire 1,400 air traffic control specialists. The jobs pay well, with salaries ranging up to $120,000 per year. Air traffic controllers maintain order, safety and security of the […]

Will a Tax Increase Make California’s Housing More Affordable?

(CBM) – State lawmakers are in the midst of trying to solve California’s ongoing housing affordability crisis. According to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, California has had historically higher rent and home prices than the rest of the nation, but the gap is widening at a worrying rate. In some areas of Los Angeles, renting […]

Civil Rights Groups Strategizes as Police Accountability Bill Is Gutted To Research

(CBM) – Civil rights groups took to a conference call to strategize on how to breathe life into AB 284, a law that would have forced all police shootings to be investigated by independent prosecutors assigned by the California Attorney General’s office. AB 284 was introduced by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) earlier this year. But […]

California’s Democratic Leaders Rebuke Republican Senate Health Care Plan

(CBM) – Three of the Golden State’s top Democrats denounced a Republican Senate-promoted health care bill making the rounds in the nation’s capital during a conference call with media members on the morning of June 27. Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris spoke out against the Better Care Reconciliation Act […]

California families help convene gathering for justice in Detroit

DETROIT— He’s been praying, organizing, protesting, and fighting for justice for almost a decade now; but each time Cephus “Uncle Bobby” X Johnson embraces a new family affected by police violence, he weeps as if his nephew, Oscar Grant III, was killed by Johannes Mehserle just yesterday. The tears of many mothers and fathers flowed—not […]

CLBC Helps Black Community Trace Their Family Roots

(CBM) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, Republican members, and Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a Juneteenth celebration that allowed guests to trace their heritage through the Freedman’s Bureau African American Family History Project at the State Capitol Monday, June 26. Participants were paired with volunteer’s that helped make family member connections as far […]

Over 40 African American Judges Come To Capitol To Meet With CLBC (Video)

(CBM) – 45 judges come to the State Capitol for their legislative day Monday, June 26. Judge Michael Carter from the Los Angeles region organized the statewide legislative day to bring the third branch of government to the statehouse. Judges came from almost every region of the state, and many are appointed or elected. They […]

Juneteenth Celebration at Negro Bar An Official California State Park (Video)

FOLSOM (CBM) – In June many African American’s celebrate Juneteenth, the celebration of the last state in the union to receive word that slavery ended in 1865. Community organizer Michael Harris hosted a Juneteenth celebration at Negro Bar, a California State Park located within the city of Folsom in the county of Sacramento. Harris said […]

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 […]

California Legislators to Meet with Tech Giants to Increase Diversity

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon […]