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Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena)

Asm. Chris Holden Appointed Chair of Powerful Appropriations Committee

On Jan. 3, California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) appointed Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) chair of the legislative body’s Appropriations Committee. By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌...

The Case for Reparations: Cal Task Force Hears Painful Personal, Family Stories

By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌, California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Last week, California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals took an expansive but deeply personalized look...

Legislature to Gov. Newsom: Make Ethnic Studies a High School Graduation Pre-Req

By Joe W. Bowers Jr., California Black Media   For the second time since he became governor, Gavin Newsom is being asked by the California Legislature to...

California Pushes Rules on Breath-Restricting Police Holds

By Don Thompson, Associated Press California would bar police from using certain face-down holds that have led to multiple unintended deaths under a measure headed...

The Lookout: New Cal Housing Bills Could Change the Look, Feel of Your Neighborhood

Watching your tax dollars, elected officials and legislation that affects you. By Aldon Thomas Stiles, California Black Media California, known for its sprawling residential neighborhoods of...