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Highland High School Graduate Iamanni Jackson Earns Prestigious Bill Gates Scholarship

In a remarkable achievement, Highland High School’s Iamanni Jackson has been awarded the prestigious Bill Gates Scholarship, securing a full ride to Stanford University this fall. This scholarship is a testament to Iamanni’s outstanding academic performance and dedication. Her journey to this point has been marked by a 4.5 GPA, numerous accolades, and an unwavering commitment to her education and extracurricular activities.

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Pride 2024 in California: Black LGBTQ+ People and Allies Celebrate Pride, History and Movement Heroes

On June 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation for Pride Month in California, joining others around the world commemorating the LGBTQ+ struggle for equal rights following the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. Many historians regard that event as a catalyst for the global LGBTQ+ movement.

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California Leaders Discuss Foster Care Reform Strategies for Black and Brown Youth

Before becoming a nationally recognized social justice leader and a member of California’s Mandated Reporting Taskforce, Shane Harris spent 13 years as a foster care youth after he lost both of his parents. As President of the national civil rights organization, People’s Association of Justice Advocates (PAJA), he’s aiming to solve some of the toughest challenges Black and Brown children in the foster care system face.

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Marilyn Mosby Sentenced to Home Detention in Mortgage Fraud Case

Following her conviction for mortgage fraud and perjury, former Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby received a 12-month home detention sentence and two years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby handed down the sentence on Thursday, May 23, after a protracted and highly publicized legal battle that has stirred significant debate over race, politics, and justice.

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HUD Announces $40 Million Boost for Housing Counseling Nationwide

Ten California and seven Washington, D.C., agencies are set to receive a substantial boost in funding totaling nearly $11 million, aimed at expanding housing counseling services for underserved communities. Among the beneficiaries in California are A-1 Community Housing Services in Hayward, the Rural Community Assistance Corporation in Sacramento, and the San Francisco Housing Development Corporation in the Bay Area. Those in D.C., are Housing Counseling Services, Lydia’s House in Southeast, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., dba NeighborWorks America, and UnidosUS.

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Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Leads Class Action Against Geico, Alleging Discriminatory Practices

On Tuesday, May 7, plaintiffs in a sizable class action lawsuit against insurance giant Geico joined prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump at a press conference in the nation’s capital. The lawsuit, alleging contractual breaches regarding policy renewal commissions and accusations of unjust enrichment, represents a coalition of minority business owners formerly associated with the company.

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