Category: State & Local Politics

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

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 and national levels. 

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S.F. NAACP Clarifies Statement on $5M Payouts: Reparations Should Be Cash Payments, Plus “Investments”

The San Francisco Branch of the NAACP is engaged in a public information blitz to clarify a press release it sent out urging the San Francisco city government to reject a proposal to pay each qualifying Black city resident a one-time lump sum reparation payment of $5 million.

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