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imageCalifornia Juneteenth Paid Holiday for All
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The long and difficult journey to establish Juneteenth as a National Holiday has strong roots in California. Nearly 2,000 US Colored Troops from California helped preserve the Union and begin the legal ending of chattel slavery that continues today. Alignment with US Law, signed by President Biden for all Federal employees is good. A paid holiday for all Californians may take a bit more time and need your assistance. No need to rush, 20 years ago AB 1749 (Longville) made the difference wi...
Posted: Thu, Jun 23, 2022 9:41pm PDT
image2022 California Juneteenth - National Freedom Day
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
In the coming years over 100 California cities with @100,000+ residents will begin to discover our unique California Juneteenth Legacy, helping manifest equity and greater inclusion throughout the 5th largest economy in the world. Today, "Mining for Freedom" or the authentic "Golden Legacy" of our California USCT who fought, bleed and died for freedom is a fierce debate impacting future generation....
Posted: Mon, Jun 13, 2022 10:58am PDT
imageHonorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. at Negro Bar State Historic Park
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Enslaved and Free, people of African Descent played a profound role in authentic California History. US Army Corp of Topographical Engineers led by John C. Fremont testimony shows the placement of the "African Founding Father of California" and so many "hidden figures" soon valued and preserved at Negro Bar State Historic Park in a good way. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar, Gold Mining Towns on the way to California Statehood, September 9, 1850....
Posted: Mon, May 16, 2022 3:45pm PDT
textFlorida Approves Risky Release of Billions of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in Scientifically Flawed Experiment by Center for Food Safety
FDACS' approval came despite unresolved public health and environmental concerns raised by scientists, public health experts and environmental groups about potential impacts of the release....
Posted: Fri, May 13, 2022 1:05pm PDT
image2022 World Trade Month - Expanding California African Global Trade
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Since 1938, the United States has recognized May as World Trade Month and used it as an opportunity to celebrate the importance of international trade to the U.S. economy. 2022 Africa Unity Week is helping organize and promote The World Conference of Mayors and Black Towns and Historic Settlements Alliance in California as we build global unity. Together, we must build greater awareness and highlight the role of international business and trade in our communities....
Posted: Sun, May 8, 2022 5:19pm PDT
imageDiscover the Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar Burial Ground Project
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Our California Gold Rush Era burial grounds for people of African Descent, from both before and after the Civil War, are in a state of disrepair or inaccessibility due to overgrowth of vegetation, crumbling structures, and other racial challenges seeking to erase, distort or forever destroy the salient contributions of our ancestors must be systemically challenged....
Posted: Wed, May 4, 2022 10:16am PDT
imageUnited States Colored Troops Congressional Gold Medal Act
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate shall make appropriate arrangements for the presentation, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal of appropriate design to the African Americans who served with Union forces during the Civil War, collectively, in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service during the Civil War....
Posted: Wed, Mar 30, 2022 9:12pm PDT
image2022 California Armed Service Day - Tribute to United States Colored Troops
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
AB 1655, is on the way to an official California Juneteenth Holiday to begin sharing our authentic contribution toward saving the Union while fighting for freedom. In July of 1862, Congress passed the Militia Act of 1862. It had become an “indispensable military necessity” to call on America’s African descent population to help save the Union....
Posted: Wed, Mar 30, 2022 7:50pm PDT
image2022 Africa Unity Day - San Diego Waterfront and African Museum
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Our "California Grown" gift to the world, the United Nations was founded in San Francisco, California, August 1943 and may help serve as “a featured platform for improving the safety and quality of life and livelihoods of people of African descent” and ensure the full political, economic and social inclusion in the societies where they live....
Posted: Fri, Mar 11, 2022 9:48am PST
imageBuilding towards 2022 Cesar Chavez Day - UC Davis Aggie Square Community Celebration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
In 1942, Cesar Chavez graduated from the eight grade, skipped high school to provide for his family after his father was injured in a tragic accident. After a few years working in the fields, Cesar joined the U.S. Navy in 1946 and honorably served America with a two-year tour of duty. In 1948, he married Nelen Fabela and settled in Delano, and the rest is history....
Posted: Thu, Mar 3, 2022 11:20am PST
image2022 California Juneteenth - American River Parkway - Introducing the California Gold Book
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
In 1844, the Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr., "African Founding Father of California," seized the opportunity and stipulated in his unique Mexican Land Grant, Rancho Rio De Los Americanos, not to interfere with the Indigenous population who remain the sacred stewards of the land....
Posted: Wed, Feb 16, 2022 9:36pm PST
image2022 California State Capitol Juneteenth Celebration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
From the back side of Mt. Shastina to the foothills above San Diego in Camp Lockett, our Juneteenth Celebrations honor #Womanity in our ongoing journey towards a greater measure of freedom....
Posted: Wed, Jan 19, 2022 6:27pm PST
imageCalifornia Admisson Day - Examining the impacts of Manifest Destiny
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Today, we prepare a way towoard systemic ressurection, a rebirth of California Admission Day Celebrations, worthy of our collective efforts coming together toward, forming a more perfect union: honest, courageous and bold....
Posted: Sat, Sep 18, 2021 6:30am PDT
image2021 National Black Agriculture Breakfast Forum
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
A 21st Century notion may help increase the current reality of @ 1% of United State Agriculture Producers of African Descent in both Urban Agriculture and Rural Agriculture Agribusiness...
Posted: Wed, Sep 8, 2021 8:45am PDT
imageHawaiian Royal Family recognized at 2021 California Admission Day
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by Peter T. Young
2021 California Admission Day, we seek authentic voices from diverse communities impacted by the 1850 Compromise by the US Congress, establishing California as a State. Hawaiians under King Kamehameha III, helped settle Sacramento and few seem to know, yet....
Posted: Sun, Aug 22, 2021 6:01pm PDT
imageInternational Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples toward 2021 California Admission Day
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
The living legacy of Indigenous people throughout the Great State of California legacy will no longer be discounted and/or discredited. Generational Genocide, Slavery and Disparaging treatment cannot be ignored any longer. Together, we can and must form a more perfect union by facing "what really happened" and Build Back Better in 2021....
Posted: Sat, Aug 7, 2021 8:17pm PDT
imageAfro-Latino Presence in Early California - Negro Bar, Sacramento County
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by adapted from Damany Fisher, Ph.D
Afro-Latinos 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. Established in 1849, Neg...
Posted: Tue, Jul 13, 2021 6:05pm PDT
imageTask Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans
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by State of California Department of Justice
The institution of slavery is inextricably woven into the establishment, history, and prosperity of the United States. Constitutionally and statutorily sanctioned from 1619 to 1865, slavery deprived more than four million Africans and their descendants of life, liberty, citizenship, cultural heritage, and economic opportunity...
Posted: Mon, Jul 5, 2021 11:42pm PDT
imageFrom Negroland to Negro Bar - Origins of the Juneteenth Freedom Journey
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by adapted from Shannen Dee Williams
Elmina Castle and the Catholic chapel erected at the center of its courtyard directly on top of the structure’s slave dungeon are still standing is one of the great historical treasures of the 21st century....
Posted: Sun, Jun 6, 2021 10:27pm PDT
imageProposed Proclamation for 2021 Africa Day - California State Capitol Celebration
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by Khubaka, Michael Harris
On May 25, 1963, the Organization of African Union was founded to promote the unity and solidarity of the African nation states to act as a collective voice for the people of the African continent. Today, the African Union continues that journey to secure Africa’s long-term cultural, economic, and political future California, the fifth economic power on earth, has a profound role and responsibility towards expanding mutually beneficial trade and commerce....
Posted: Mon, May 24, 2021 4:23pm PDT