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Women’s History Month: Meet the Black Women Legislators Shaping California Policy

Asm.Dr. Akilah Weber (D- San Diego), Asm. Mia Bonta (D- Oakland) Asm. Tina Mickinnor ( D-Los Angeles) Senator Lola Smallwood Cuevas (D-Los Angeles) Asm. Lori Wilson ( D- Solano)

*Since Yvonne Braithwaite Burke became the first Black woman elected to serve in the California State Assembly in 1966, 20 other African women have represented their constituents in both houses of the California State Legislature with distinction. Many of them have gone on to make their marks in various political arenas at the state, local […]

Bill to Increase Education Funding for Black Students Moves Forward in Assembly

Akilah Webber & others - (CBM photo by Antonio Ray Harvey)

*With a 7-0 vote, the Assembly Education Committee approved legislation that would require California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction to identify — and provide targeted funding for — the lowest-performing pupil subgroup in the state. That sub-group is Black students. Assemblymembers Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) and Chris Holden (D-Los Angeles), both members of the California Black […]