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imageShe’s a Witch!
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by Mike Rhodes
Loralee Bergdall, who identified herself as a community activist, read a statement from the women targeted in a mailer from Madera County Board of Supervisors District 5 candidate Mark Reed at a June 2 press conference. Photo by Mike Rhodes...
Posted: Tue, Jun 28, 2022 9:44pm PDT
textRoe is overturned -- Protests Today, near you by Occupy the Court
This morning, the Supreme Court formally overturned Roe v. Wade. Protests, which had been scheduled for awhile all over the country for "Decision Day", will now be taking place later today....
Posted: Fri, Jun 24, 2022 9:43am PDT
imageCA State Parks Commission considers one of the most endangered historic sites in America
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California State Park and Recreation Commission may visit one of the most endangered historic preservation sites in America. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar Gold Mining District represents "hidden figures" from the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. As the Nation celebrates Juneteenth Freedom, California State Parks regional staff continues a generational effort to erase, distort and destroy all authentic golden legacy by people of African descent during the Californi...
Posted: Wed, Jun 15, 2022 9:58am PDT
imageOil industry stops bill banning oil drilling in CA waters from moving forward
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by Dan Bacher
California oil and gas regulators have approved 150 offshore drilling permits in state waters since January 1, 2019. Of those permits, five were for new wells and the rest were for reworking existing wells, according to an analysis of permits approved through October 1, 2021 and posted at www.NewsomWellWatch.org by Consumer Watchdog and FracTracker Alliance....
Posted: Sun, Jun 12, 2022 12:29pm PDT
image58 California legislators have taken over $10,000 in 'dirty donation's
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by Dan Bacher
A May 2022 update to its Tracking the Dirty Dollars Project by Sierra Club California provides some clarity why California’s environmental policies don't live up to the “green” words of the state’s politicians. This update reveals that only 15 legislators have not received campaign contributions from polluters and their allies since January 1, 2021....
Posted: Sun, Jun 12, 2022 12:13pm PDT
imageSacramento Region Juneteenth Celebrations of Freedom
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Freedom is never free, and our unique "California Grown" Journey from Slavery to Freedom began in 1535 with Spanish Conquistadors arriving in Baja California Sur and the Mission/Presidio System of enslaved and free people of African and Indigenous descent began a long and difficult path of generational genocide, enslavement and affliction to arrive at a new beginning we call 1865 Juneteenth, Freedom Day Celebration....
Posted: Tue, Jun 7, 2022 9:28am PDT
imageCalifornia YIMBY Endorses Republican Joe Patterson for State Assembly
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by CA YIMBY News
Pro-luxury development group California YIMBY has endorsed real estate broker Joe Patterson, a Republican candidate for State Assembly in District 5 in the June 7 primary election. Additionally, California YIMBY Victory Fund PAC has contributed $2,500 to Patterson's campaign. In California, YIMBY organizations are well known for attacking socialist candidates, and those on the left, in favor of moderate Democrats. This endorsement of Patterson for state assembly, a bread and butter Republican...
Posted: Sat, May 14, 2022 10:28pm PDT
image2022 Africa Unity Week - highlighting the "African Founding Father of California"
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Discover the Maritime Legacy of the "African Founding Father of California" as master of the ship Julia Ann, trading throughout the Pacific Rim and became the leading financial figure in the development of San Francisco. Leidesdorff aquired a 35,521 acre called Rancho Rio De Los Americanos from the Mexican Government while acquiring a vast array of international business pursuits throughout the Pacific Rim. The 1849 historic town of Negro Bar, Sacramento County is poised for global consider...
Posted: Wed, Apr 27, 2022 9:22pm PDT
imageUniversity of California Campuses Rally in Support of UC-wide “UC Green New Deal”
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by UCSC Climate Coalition and UC Green New Deal
Students, faculty, and staff who are part of the UC Green New Deal Coalition, along with members of environmental organizations, campus Sustainability Offices, and concerned individuals on all ten UC campuses, conceived of the idea of an “Intercampus Earth Day” to draw inspiration from each other and to share resources and events that promote more climate awareness and climate action. Nine UC campuses are rallying on Earth Day to promote climate action. Several campuses, in addition to their...
Posted: Fri, Apr 15, 2022 1:56pm PDT
imageMetropolitan Water District Board Votes to Fund Sites Reservoir
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by Dan Bacher
In response to the vote, Caty Wagner, Sierra Club California SoCal Water Organizer, stated, “We are disappointed that MWD decided to fund the next phase of Sites. This irresponsible decision directly harms Californians and increases Southern California’s dependence on the already-strained Bay-Delta."...
Posted: Tue, Apr 12, 2022 7:30pm PDT
imagePreservation of salient contributions by people of African descent too egregious for some.
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Persevere, is the new elevated standard to hold fast upon in the latest round of efforts to erase all authentic record of people of African Descent along today's American River Parkway. If "they" are successful, it will not be for the lack of presenting authentic primary source documentation since the turn of the century. "White Male Only" remains the current methodology, to arrive at the desired "need" and foul process utilized in a cloaked private notion. Spring 2022, a new public proces...
Posted: Thu, Apr 7, 2022 5:33pm PDT
imageGold Mining Town of Negro Bar Cemetery and 2022 Armed Forces Day Celebration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The Negro Bar Cemetery was originally associated with the Negro Bar Gold Rush Era Mining Town, which is a California State Historical Site. Across Lake Natoma, a newly developed project area set aside within the vast Folsom Lake Recreational Area managed by California State Parks to honor early pioneers of African Descent along today's American River Parkway during the California Gold Rush Era (1840-1875) is under another round of effort to distort, destroy and/or disregard authentic Califo...
Posted: Mon, Mar 28, 2022 12:37am PDT
imageOfficial State of California Juneteenth Holiday - First Hearing for AB 1655
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by Glenda Humiston
Juneteenth is an important day in American history not only to celebrate the end of slavery, but to acknowledge the great injustices done to Black people in this country. While we celebrate the emancipation of slaves on Juneteenth, it's a reminder we must continue to strive to provide equity for Black members of our community in order for all of us to experience freedom in the same way. Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UCANR...
Posted: Sat, Mar 26, 2022 8:23am PDT
calendarSacramento: Global Climate Strike - Rally for Climate Crisis & Indigenous Justice
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by MCYC, Pomo Land Back, FFF, more
West Steps of California State Capitol, 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814. This is a peaceful rally for climate justice and racial justice....
Event Date: Fri, Mar 25, 2022 1:00pm PDT
Posted: Wed, Mar 9, 2022 10:59am PST
imageChallenging Colonialism s01e03 Full Episode (+p.iv)
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by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom
s01e03 Weapons of Mass Destruction Full Episode: Removing Dams and Restoring Salmon Duration 1:47:56 Challenging Colonialism amplifies Indigenous perspectives on issues of concern to native Californian communities....
Posted: Mon, Mar 7, 2022 9:28am PST
imageCalifornia Assembly Bill 1655 - Juneteenth Paid Holiday for the State of California
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
One block from Old Sacramento Supreme Court Chambers the auction block of "enslaved" prisoners of war were sold. All along the American River Parkway, in the shadow of the early California State Capitol construction, enslavement of people of African Descent, Genocide of Indigenous Nations, Kanakas, Mexicans, Chileans and anybody with melanin pigmentated skin were not a citizen in 1849. Throughout the State same song......
Posted: Sun, Mar 6, 2022 10:30pm PST
imageToday's City of Folsom debates if "Negroes" from 1849 have basic human rights today.
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Early California Negro Pioneer Trailblazers are clearly document in the works of Deliah Beasley. Our California State Archives, California State Library and California State Educational System has a plethora of primary source documentation. The question is methodology and process for the 1849, "Negro" without legal standing then or today in some quarters....
Posted: Sat, Mar 5, 2022 4:23pm PST
image200th Anniversary of Harriet Tubman and the connections to the Negro Pioneer Gold Book
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
1849 Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento County has a profound connection with the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom our California State Parks Strategic Planning chooses not to consider. California State University Sacramento houses essential primary source documents as does the intersection of the California State Library and California State Archives, soon apart of the Negro Bar State Historic Park* offerings...
Posted: Sat, Feb 26, 2022 9:04pm PST
imageChallenging Colonialism Ep. 3 p.III
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by Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom
In part 3 of a four-part episode, we continue to examine the negative environmental and cultural impact of dams, and the Indigenous-led movement to remove them. These dams, deemed as Weapons of Mass Destruction by Chief Caleen Sisk, have devastated Salmon populations and the communities whose histories have been in relationship with Salmon since time immemorial. Part III gives context to the larger water system--and its boosters, defenders, and profiteers....
Posted: Mon, Feb 21, 2022 8:50am PST
imageCalifornia Freedom Trail Preservation Commission - Underground Railroad to Freedom
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Assemblymember Leon Ralph and Assemblymember Ken Cooley have shared lessons that may serve us all well, preserving the historic sacred signs and symbols, until the next time a remodel needed, I plan to help, God willing....
Posted: Sun, Feb 20, 2022 6:00pm PST