National Park Service yanks $98,000 grant for Black Panther Party legacy project

The Mulford Act was a 1967 California bill prohibiting the public carrying of loaded firearms. Named after assemblyman Don Mulford, the bill garnered national attention after the Black Panthers marched on the California Capitol to protest the bill.

OPINION (CBM) – Apparently, history makes some people uncomfortable. The facts make some people uncomfortable. Pressure from people with a limited grasp of the past recently led the National Park Service to cancel a University of California historical research project regarding the Black Panther Party. We know the Black Panthers are controversial. Even the document [...]

JEROME HORTON: Senate Passes “Wealth-Building Tax Plan” at Expense of the Middle Class

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OPINION (CBM) – Over the weekend, the Senate Republicans passed their version of the Trump Tax Plan that will not only impact the amount of taxes you will pay; it will also impact your ability to build wealth, educate your children, preserve your health, plan your estate, and grow your business in California. It provides [...]

The Cost of Silence: How A Wealthy LA Democratic Donor Muted The Political Party of “Allies” & “Coalition Building”

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OPINION (CBM) – The silence from L.A.’s Democratic community on the recent death of a 26-year-old Black gay male sex worker in the West Hollywood apartment of 63-year-old prominent Democratic political donor Ed Buck has been astounding. Gemmel Moore’s July 27 death, was immediately classified as an accidental methamphetamine overdose by the coroner, but now [...]

EARL COOPER: California’s Escalating Auto Insurance Costs are Worsened by New CDI Auto Repair Regulations

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OPINION – The Black Business Association (BBA) is the oldest ethnic business organization, and headquartered in the State of California. Along with others, the BBA is concerned about the increasing severity and frequency of auto accidents, and the growing trend that will most likely result in an increase in insurance costs for the Golden State. [...]

LARRY LEE: NAACP Should Support Good Educational Models

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OPINION – While the nation struggles with the seeming attack on Black men by law enforcement, it is important to recognize the value that a good education can have on the lives of people of all backgrounds. So when there are successful education models that improve the educational trajectory of Black students, it is critical [...]

President Obama Makes Urgent Call for Black Voter Turnout

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OPINION (NNPA) – Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, civil rights leaders, journalists and corporate partners. Thousands of guests in their [...]

RICHARD PAN: Recruiting to Fill California’s Diversity Gap

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OPINION – I have been fighting for a state workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and community. With many state workers approaching retirement and an increase in available state jobs, I wanted to be sure the opportunity to get state jobs included minority communities in the Sacramento region. Last summer I called the [...]

ROBERT WOODS: The Stock Market (Cont.)

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OPINION - In a prior article I talked about the Stock Market and their components. We will continue where we left off with a discussion about Stock Market Management and Market Capitalization. Management Styles There are two basic styles of stock market managers: Active and Passive. Active Managers are active players in the stock market. The [...]

TIANA BURSE: How To Overcome Life’s Challenges

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OPINION - “Don’t give up just because things are hard.” – Anonymous Over the last 11 years I have found myself in a mental place where I didn’t know if I could handle another life challenge or business adversity but somewhere deep down inside of me a small inner voice always said “just give it one [...]

TIANA BURSE: Time

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OPINION - “Every day we have 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown Over the past year I have begun thinking about the essence of life and all of the elements that bring forth the many lessons and experiences that become our molder of sorts in [...]