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May 29, 2020

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This was published on May 29, 2020 by CalMatters and California Black Media partners, including the Sacramento Observer, SF Bay View, and San Diego Voice.


The coronavirus crisis is testing most households and businesses in California, pushing some to the very brink of what they can bear before falling off a cliff.

But for some, clinging to the edge is nothing new.

October 31, 2019


Nation starts to follow California’s lead on rights for college athletes: Steven Bradford

By Steven Bradford |

PUBLISHED: October 31, 2019 at 12:44 am | UPDATED: October 31, 2019 at 12:45 am

Soon, for the first time in America, college student-athletes will be able to be compensated for their immensely profitable work.

October 30, 2019

California Law Prevails As NCAA Agrees To Allow Student Athletes To Be Compensated

The NCAA announcement comes as more and more states have joined with California on the issue

By Evan Symon, October 31, 2019


Less than two months after California passed a law allowing collegiate student athletes in California to be compensated for their image, likeness, or name being used, the NCAA has announced that it will be allowed nationwide. Initially the NCAA vowed to place numerous sanctions against them if students started to receive money.


December 07, 2017

Growing up in Senate District 35 nearly my whole life, I cherish what the community has afforded me and how it has shaped my life as a public servant. This is why, especially during the holiday season, it is essential that we give back.

November 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- As allegations of sexual harassment and abuse toward women at the state Capitol continue to come to light, a State Senate Select Committee dedicated to women's equality held a hearing Tuesday morning about biases that women face in the workplace.

The themes in the hearing Tuesday were amplified by the national discussion on sexual harassment.

"Workplace violence, bullying and harassment is an unfortunate consequence of when women are not valued in the workplace,” said State Senator Holly Mitchell, a Democrat from Los Angeles.

November 02, 2017

Carson – California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has been awarded a $166,000 grant from the College Futures Foundation to improve bachelor degree completion for male students of color in the California State University (CSU) system.

November 01, 2017

(CBM) – A looming hike on the price of gasoline and new vehicle registration fees that will pay for improving the Golden State’s crumbling roadways will send millions of dollars of infrastructure work to minority and women-owned agencies and firms.

September 14, 2017

State lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow judges to decide against imposing prison-sentence enhancements of 10 or more years in cases where firearms are used to commit a felony.