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imageExploring California Pan African Heritage in Elk Grove, California
by Michael Harris
2020 Black History Month, Early California Pan African Heritage...
Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:26PM
imageColonel Charles Young Memorial Highway
by Edited from Dana Dierkes
November 1903 celebrated an amazing accomplishment at Sequoia National Park. November 2019 we prepare to recall and resurrect the reason for the original celebration by helping establish the Colonel Charles Young Memorial Highway for the world to see....
Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:32PM
imageBirthday Tribute to Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr.
by Edited from the Sacramento History Museum
Leidesdorff passed away on May 18, 1848 from what was then called brain fever at the age of 36 in San Francisco just after he received official reports of vast sums of gold on his American River land....
Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:00PM
imageCalifornia organizing to show support for HE Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, AU Ambassador
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Full Moon, Maafa Commemoration and 2019 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week are aligned to show broadbased support for Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States of America...
Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:37PM
imageEducation exchange a focus of Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Sharing the legacy of Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. will help facilitate educational exchange between California's educational institutions (public colleges in the University of California, California State University and California Community Colleges) and private institutions studying and embarking on study trips to African and Caribbean educational institutions for cultural and economic reasons....
Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 9:33AM
imageInaugural International Teff Super Grain Day
by Michael Harris
Everyone is invited to celebrate International Teff Super Grain Day with us or at an Ethiopian Restaurant in your community....
Posted: Tue Aug 6, 2019 10:24AM
imageNew Trade Bloc Will Spur Pan African Industries
by Kennedy Maina
Preparations for 2019 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week hosted in the Capitol City of Sacramento, California is poised to expand connections to the 5th largest economy in the world to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:09PM
imageTrump signs two executive orders expediting oil and gas pipelines
by Dan Bacher
David Turnbull, Strategic Campaigns Director with Oil Change U.S., slammed the signing of the two executive orders, comparing the orders to taking a “jackhammer” to the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act:...
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:40PM
textSenate Disaster Funding Fails Over Puerto Rico Aid Debate by Jubilee USA Network
On Monday the Senate failed to pass disaster relief funding to benefit Americans impacted by wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters. Republicans and Democrats clashed over recovery aid amounts for Puerto Rico and two separate proposals could not muster enough votes for passage....
Posted: Tue Apr 2, 2019 8:55AM
imageDocuments Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations
Local governments like Merced and Union City, California, are feeding their residents’ personal information to ICE, even when it violates local privacy laws or sanctuary policies. California Senate Bill 34 and the California Values Act (SB 54) are supposed to prohibit local law enforcement agencies from sharing license plate information and personal information for immigration enforcement or with out-of-state or federal agencies....
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:15PM
textSacramento, California will A.C.T. to End Racism by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Sacramento, California has a very unique opportunity to End Racism this 170th Anniversary of the California Gold Rush...
Posted: Sun Apr 1, 2018 12:13PM
imageKwanzaa: The "Califorina Grown" Pan African Holiday
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Recognition and restoration of the values in Pan African agricultural harvest celebrations is the basis of the first widely celebrated African American Holiday. Kwanzaa celebrations were established in the State of California, during the US Civil Rights Movement and aftermath of the 1966 Watts Riots, Los Angeles, CA....
Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:33PM
imageExpanding Participation with the 2017 Ag Census in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America"
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
California Black Farmers and Agriculturalists have an ongoing community based partnership with the National Agriculture Statistical Service. We encourage active civic participation by new, returning and seasoned Agriculture producers to identify gaps in service delivery necessary to reduce gaps of economic parity and epidemic levels of health disparities that ravage our communities....
Posted: Fri Dec 1, 2017 5:53PM
imageHealth & Farmworker Advocates Respond to California’s Interim Mitigations for Chlorpyrifos
by Californians for Pesticide Reform
"The fact remains that US EPA scientists last November found all current uses of chlorpyrifos on food-related crops put children at risk due to unsafe levels in our food, air, water, and workplaces. Like the Trump Administration, the DPR continues to ignore the top government scientists in the land and continues to put our communities at risk. Nothing short of a total suspension of use will suffice to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable populations."...
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 10:09AM
imageGovernor Jerry Brown accuses cap-and-trade bill opponents of 'political terrorism'
by Dan Bacher
The harm to human health and the environment resulting from AB 398 will impact people of color and low income communities the most. Michelle Chan, the vice president of programs at Friends of the Earth U.S., said 3,000 people will die prematurely because of the passage of the Big Oil-written bill. “This is institutional racism: when a bipartisan legislature pushes through public policies like AB 398 that look at the ‘big picture’ and ‘mean well,’ but really just perpetuate patterns of inequa...
Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:12PM
documentReport: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking
by via Environment America
Boston, Mass., October 13, 2016 – More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution....
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:29AM
imageWW CA Farmworkers Getting 8 Hour Day & Attacks On Workers Comp By DIR and Governor Brown
by KPFA Pacifica WorkWeek Radio
WorkWeek radio looks at the California legislature vote for an 8 hour day for agricultural workers and overtime with Al Rojas, a founder of the United Farmworkers of America. WorkWeek then examines the increasing attacks on California's injured workers through deregulation and control by the insurance industry of Workers Compensation...
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:28PM
imageJustice For CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll-Statement At Sacramento Trial
by Labor Video Project
Supporters of fired Commission on Teacher Credentialing Kathleen Carroll spoke out about the importance of the case. Carrie Clark is with the CA Healthy Workplace Advocates group read a statement prepared by the organization in defense of Carroll...
Posted: Tue Aug 9, 2016 9:56PM
imageFired CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll's Lawyer Dan Siegel On Retaliation Witnesses
by Labor Video Project
Kathleen Carroll, a lawyer and fired whistleblower at the California Commission on Credentialing is facing accusations of being a sexual harasser and "stalker" at the trial at Sacramento County Court on August 1, 2016. She exposed a massive backlog of credentials for teachers that were not being processed, forced a state audit and was fired in retaliation....
Posted: Tue Aug 2, 2016 7:55AM
imageAfrica Day 2016 at the California State Capitol featuring Roots Sunday
by khubaka, michael harris
Africa Day 2016 we feature a new imagination of ROOTS for the first time in 40 years and encourage a broader conversation of the ongoing impacts of “Slavery in California, ” unique targeted Legislation with Judicial and Executive acts specific to people of African ancestry by the State of California....
Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 4:37AM