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Nikole Hannah-Jones Keynotes the State of Black IE Symposium, Assemblymember Jackson Announces $1 Million to Black Equity Fund

Aryana Noroozi During the inaugural gathering of the State of Black IE Symposium, Assemblymember Corey Jackson was at the forefront of the day’s discussions about social justice, the economy, reparations, Black entrepreneurship, and Black health– including infant mortality. The symposium served as a point of connection for, and discussion of, the most critical and prominent […]

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California Bans Book Bans and Textbook Censorship in Schools

Asante-Ra In a move to uphold educational freedom and ensure a comprehensive and inclusive learning experience for all students, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 1078 (AB 1078) into law, effectively banning book bans and textbook censorship in California’s vast network of over 10,000 schools.  This landmark legislation, authored by Assemblymember Dr. Corey Jackson […]

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Moreno Valley School District’s Leadership Shift: Superintendent Termination Amid Landmark Settlement

Content Warning: This article mentions a child’s death and contains brief descriptions of graphic violence. Reader discretion is advised.  Asante-Ra  In a pivotal decision, the Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted 3 to 2 in a Special Closed Session Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 19, to terminate the contract of employment for […]

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Out of the Darkness: Suicide Prevention– Destigmatizing the Struggle

Breanna Reeves Trigger Warning: This article discusses the topic of suicide and suicide prevention. September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. In 2021, more than 48,000 Americans died as a result of suicide — that’s one death every 11 minutes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During the month […]

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Digital Divide: Newsom to Fund Shortfall in Broadband Infrastructure Project

Phyllis Kimber Wilcox In a recent meeting with the California Black Caucus, Governor Gavin Newsom shared his proposal to  fully fund the  Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Project (MMBI).  The MMBI, paid for  by both  state and  federal funding, plans to create the physical infrastructure necessary to bring high spéed  high capacity internet to the entire […]