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image2024 California Juneteenth an ongoing "Journey From Slavery to Freedom"
On July 2002, Governor Gray Davis signed Assembly Bill 1749 (AB1749) into state law, observing every third Saturday in June as Juneteenth...
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
On July 2002, Governor Gray Davis signed Assembly Bill 1749 (AB1749) into state law, observing every third Saturday in June as Juneteenth National Freedom Day for the State of California. This bill was amended in 2003, and is now recorded in legislation under Senate Bill 812 (SB812). AB1749 was authored by Juneteenth America, Inc. and sponsored by Assemblymember John Longville (Rialto-D), the journey continues......
Posted: Sat, Apr 6, 2024 11:23am PDT
imageCalifornia Private Employers Can Choose Whether to Observe/Pay for Juneteenth Holiday
2024 California State Capitol Juneteenth
by Sharon Novak
Juneteenth is a fixed Federal Holiday, yet in California confusion reigns supreme as California Juneteenth laws remain cloaked in mystery as California Reparations bills take center stage....
Posted: Fri, Mar 22, 2024 4:11pm PDT
imageCalifornia Bill Would Clamp Down on Dangerous Idle Oil, Gas Wells
Measure Ramps Up Plugging Duties for Oil Industry
by Center for Biological Diversity
Measure Ramps Up Plugging Duties for Oil Industry...
Posted: Fri, Mar 22, 2024 12:52pm PDT
image2024 African New Year Day - 175th Anniversary of our California Gold Mining District
The Dendera Solar Calendar is the oldest Zodiac in the world. It was originally in the ceiling of a small chapel atop a temple outside th...
by Robert W. Whiting, AACSG
The Dendera Solar Calendar is the oldest Zodiac in the world. It was originally in the ceiling of a small chapel atop a temple outside the town of Dendera in Kemet. (Classical Ancient Egypt) It has been dated to 30 BCE and is now housed in the Louvre in Paris, France. The ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) Dendera Solar Calendar included a year of 365 days. California Pioneers of Pan African Ancestry showcased the possibilities (1840-1875) as the dawn of a new Golden Age has begun....
Posted: Mon, Mar 18, 2024 6:21pm PDT
imageFruit Festivals - CA Black Agriculture Women's Fundraising - Political Activism
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by Lila Gyory
Early California Black Churches played a central role not only in the Colored Convention Movement but in Black women’s fundraising and organizing efforts in general. By holding events like the “Fruit Festival,” as well as picnics and fairs, Black women raised funds to build, buy, and sustain churches. Once such churches were established, they also served as channels through which Black women organized and participated in philanthropy and political activism involving fundraising....
Posted: Sun, Mar 10, 2024 12:40pm PDT
imageNPS Makes Move to Terminate Crater Lake Contract with Aramark.
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by Anon Yosemite
Aramark received an Unsatisfactory Review for its management of concessions at Crater Lake in 2023. The Unsatisfactory Annual Overall Rating has triggered NPS to terminate the contract....
Posted: Thu, Feb 15, 2024 11:04am PST
image24th Annual, CA Rosa Parks Day - celebrating her birth and lifelong legacy of service
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Auntie Rosie, born as World World I just getting started, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her profound life legacy continues to help shape the world. As Patron Saint of the Women's Political Council of Montgomery, Alabama their long planned boycott changed global intermodal transportation systems, we call Transit Equity today....
Posted: Sat, Feb 3, 2024 9:36pm PST
image24th Annual, California Rosa Parks Day Dinner and California State Capitol Celebration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
2024 Rosa Parks Day in California and beyond, we pause to reflect upon Sister Rosa, and remember her example of “Womanity” showcasing dignified faith, work and courage, this special 2024 Black History Month we begin preparations for our 25th Annual Rosa Parks Day Celebration in her winter home of Los Angeles, California....
Posted: Sat, Jan 27, 2024 7:16pm PST
image2024 California Black History Month - Pan African Presence in Early California History
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by Dr. Fischer (Edited) by Michael Harris
Pan Africans migrated to California in significant numbers. By 1790, they made up nearly 20 percent of California’s population, or one out of every five residents. More importantly, the concept of “race” had far less significance in California than in the United States. While European-born Spaniards controlled California society, Afro-Latinos and mestizos did manage to gain political and economic influence during the Spanish and Mexican periods of California history. African Cuban, Danish Je...
Posted: Sat, Dec 9, 2023 6:53pm PST
imageCA Congressional Delegation: 2024 Justice For Black Farmers Act - Kwanzaa 365
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Our California Grown - Pan African Global Holiday has 7 principles, 7 symbols, for 7 days. Let's consider Kwanzaa 365 in the 2024 US Farm Bill - Matunda Ya Kwanzaa, First Fruits of the Harvest....
Posted: Sat, Dec 2, 2023 12:25am PST
image25th Year, CA State Capitol Kwanzaa, reflecting upon Ancient Kush Ethiopian Empire
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Together, we continue to lift up the creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga in a good way, while providing a solid path toward sharing new global agricultural opportunities rooted in wisdom from our Ancient Kushite Ethiopian Empire shared long ago by Drusilla Dunjee Houston, showcasing #Womanity, a positive new way forward upon the Ancient Lands of Califia....
Posted: Wed, Nov 29, 2023 3:07pm PST
imageCalifornia Slavery of Pan Africans and the 1852 California Fugitive Slave Act
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by adapted from Stacey L. Smith
In 1852, California legislators passed a harsh fugitive slave law that condemned early California Pioneers of Pan African Descent to deportation and back to lifelong slavery. Historian today on the path toward "California Reparations" may examine the legal travails of three accused fugitive slaves to illuminate the social relations of slavery in Gold Rush California era (1840-1875) and the ongoing consequences of the California Fugitive Slave Law here in the Great State of California....
Posted: Tue, Oct 31, 2023 1:49pm PDT
text2023 Intenational Underground Railroad Month: 1854 Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Discover the 1854 Gold Mining District of Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar as we featured this 2023 International Underground Railroad Month...
Posted: Mon, Sep 4, 2023 10:16am PDT
imageCalifornia State Juneteenth Holiday - Governor Newsom 2023 Juneteenth Proclamation
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Governor Newsom has a statutory requirement the third Saturday in June. Our optional Juneteenth State Holiday, should be amended to align with our Juneteenth Federal Holiday. Our unique California Journey From Slavery to Freedom = California Underground Railroad to Freedom, remains an open secret as we prepare for our 175th Anniversary of Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar, California - Freedom is never free......
Posted: Sat, Jun 17, 2023 6:23pm PDT
image2023 Historic Folsom Juneteenth - Underground Railroad Network to Freedom - 1854
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Folsom Juneteenth vs. a "need" for a California State Parks to fabricate a story of early California Pioneers of Pan African Descent (1840-1875) presupposes that earlier source documents from the "Gold Book" all destroyed. An agreed upon fabricated notion of Black Miners Bar with a 2022 Juneteenth USA team soon will be challenged by International, National, Regional and Local stakeholders. Freedom is never free...
Posted: Thu, Jun 8, 2023 6:19pm PDT
imageLeidesdorff Plaza, showcasing California Pioneers of African Descent Historic Folsom
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
May 1966, Leidesdorff Plaza was dedicated by the Sacramento Negro Museum and Library Association, Inc. May 2023 we are excited to continue the journey towards researching, documenting, preserving and showcasing the salient contributions by people of African Descent in early California History, (1840-1875) for distant future generations....
Posted: Wed, May 24, 2023 9:22am PDT
imageReclaiming our Past CA Pioneers of African Descent - 23rd Anniversary of Folsom Juneteenth
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
In 2000, Joe Louis Moore's Juneteenth events were chosen by the National Park Service to be included in their National Underground Railroad Project, one of only two projects in California to be selected for that honor. Soon come the rest of the story......
Posted: Sun, May 21, 2023 6:46pm PDT
imageCalifornia Admission Day, Reclaiming the Past, California Pioneers of Pan African Descent
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Reclaiming the Past: California Pioneers of African Descent (1840-1875) remains a very contentious challenge with "popular culture" seeking to discredit, destroy and disparage the salient contributions by people of African Descent, lest we remember California Admission Day and never forget authentic California History...
Posted: Fri, May 19, 2023 4:07pm PDT
image2023 CA State Capitol Juneteenth Celebration Honors US Colored Troops - US Civil War
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Our unique journey from slavery to freedom in California remains an open secret. Honoring our "hidden figures" who served our Armed Forces, enslaved and free, before, during and after the US Civil War opens a new chapter in California History....
Posted: Mon, May 15, 2023 1:19pm PDT
imageBig Oil pumps $9.4 million into lobbying California officials in 2023's first quarter
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by Dan Bacher
WSPA and Big Oil wield their power in 8 major ways: through (1) lobbying; (2) campaign spending; (3) serving on and putting shills on regulatory panels; (4) creating Astroturf groups; (5) working in collaboration with media; (6) sponsoring awards ceremonies, including those for legislators and journalists; (7) contributing to non profit organizations; and (8) creating alliances with labor unions....
Posted: Mon, May 8, 2023 1:56pm PDT
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