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News You Might Have Missed: California State University Faculty Vote to Authorize Strike – California Black Media Political Playback

California State University Faculty Vote to Authorize Strike

*California State University Faculty Vote to Authorize Strike The California Faculty Association (CFA), the union representing faculty at California State University (CSU) schools has voted to authorize a strike if it cannot reach a deal with the 23-campus system’s administration. CFA represents approximately 29,000 professors, lecturers, coaches and other faculty across the state. “Cal State […]

California Black Media Political Playback – News You Might Have Missed

(From Left to Right) U.S. Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-CA-37), Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-La Mesa), Sen. Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (D-Ladera Heights), L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Gabrielle Brown, Black Women for Wellness Maternal and Infant Health Program Coordinator, at a California Department of Justice press conference. The briefing was organized to announce a Department of Justice report that found hospitals and clinics are ignoring racial bias training mandated to address California’s high maternal mortality rate. Courtesy: Office of the Attorney General, State of California

*“Shameful” Cal DOJ Report: Hospitals Ignored Racial Bias Training Mandated to Address Black Women’s High Maternal Death Rate is highlighted in today’s California Black Media Political Playback. Four years ago this month, Senate Bill (SB) 464, also known as California’s Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act, was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The […]

News You Might Have Missed: California Black Media Political Playback

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*Conservatorship Is Coming to California: Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Transforming California’s Mental Health Care System Californians with relatives suffering from severe mental illness or chronic substance use disorders, including alcoholism, will soon be able to make decisions on their behalf after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 43 into law on Oct. 10. In […]

California Black Media Political Playback: Black Advocates Celebrate Women’s History Month

In Historic Los Angeles Ceremony, Malia M. Cohen Sworn in as Top State Accountant; the 33rd California State Controller

*March is Women’s History Month, and several California organizations are celebrating trailblazing women making history in our state — whether it’s recognizing the record-setting number of women who are state constitutional officers or lauding the unprecedented number of women serving in the Legislature ((50 out of 120).  Last week, the Black Women’s Collective kicked off […]

The Monkeypox Health Crisis: How California is Responding | VIDEO

The Monkeypox Health Crisis: How California Is Responding

*As the monkeypox virus outbreak spreads across the globe, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will need to galvanize “forces” across regions and relax some state regulations and statutes to combat a disease that poses a threat greater than local authorities may be able to respond to effectively. “California is working urgently across all levels of […]

Black GOP Candidates Are Tapping Into Voter Frustrations in 2022 Election Cycle | VIDEOs

There are 12 Black Republicans running in statewide races

There are 12 Black Republicans running in statewide races across California this election year. Come June 7, when the primaries are held, many of them – already longshots without local or statewide political experience – will likely be eliminated from competing in the November general elections. Either way, it goes, some of the Black Republican […]

Leaders: Asm. Patrick O’Donnell Must Address Black Student Underperformance | VIDEOs

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*A coalition of California educators, civil rights groups, religious leaders, parents, students and other concerned citizens are calling on elected officials in Sacramento to do something about the continuing underperformance of Black students on California state standardized tests. “We are in California, the Golden State, where Democrats hold a supermajority in the Legislature and where […]