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Black History Month: Calif. Legislative Black Caucus and Black Chamber Join Hands to Honor Businesses Owners

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) and the California Black Chamber of Commerce (CALBCC) celebrated Black-owned businesses from across the state at its 2024 Legislative Business Brunch, held at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento on Feb. 12.

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Justice for Elijah McClain: Advocates Rally for Maximum Sentence for EMTs Involved in Fatal Encounter

 More than four years after the tragic death of Elijah McClain, advocates led by Midian Holmes, a friend and supporter of Elijah’s mother, are intensifying their efforts to ensure justice is served. The focus is now on the upcoming sentencing of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) Peter Cichuniec, 51, and Jeremy Cooper, 49, scheduled for March 1, 2024.

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Navigating Success, Malcolm Johnson’s Journey as CEO of Langdon Park Capital

Langdon Park Capital is more than just a real estate investment firm; it’s a testament to the vision and dedication of its founder, Malcolm Johnson. With over two decades of experience in real estate finance, Malcolm’s journey began long before his professional career took flight. In an exclusive interview with Johnson, CEO of Langdon Park Capital, we delve into his background, inspirations, and the driving force behind his mission to provide quality, affordable housing in underserved communities.

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Umoja’s Black History Month Celebration at BC Engages Students and Community Members

Bakersfield College’s Umoja Community Program started off Black History Month with an engaging, interactive conference presented by the Program’s Club. BC Umoja students were involved at every level of the planning and execution including serving as mistresses of ceremonies. More than 170 high school and BC students as well as community members, faculty, administration, and staff participated in the 6th annual event held at BC.

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IN MEMORIAM: Tributes Pour in For Host, Activist Joe Madison

In a statement, Madison’s family invited fans and friends to send condolences. “Joe dedicated his life to fighting for all those who are undervalued, underestimated, and marginalized. On air he often posed the question, ‘What are you going to do about it?’. Although he is no longer with us, we hope you will join us in answering that call by continuing to be proactive in the fight against injustice…”

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“Think Like An Engineer & Human Trafficking Awareness”

A surge of enthusiasm swept through the emerging young adults in our community following a compelling session at the STEAM Academy. On the morning of January 27, the vibrant cohort from the Links’ Leadership STEAM Academy convened at Emerson Middle School on 801 4th Street for their monthly gathering. The discussions ranged from empowering children of color with the opportunities to pursue their dreams through determined effort to shedding light on the harsh realities of human trafficking, a pressing issue in our society.

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Report Reveals Racial Wealth Gap Widens in the United States

A new report from WalletHub, a personal finance website, has found that the racial wealth gap in the United States is alive and well. The report, titled “2024’s States with the Biggest & Smallest Wealth Gaps by Race/Ethnicity,” compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key metrics, ranging from the median household income gap to the unemployment rate gap.

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