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image Kwanzaa: The "Califorina Grown" Pan African Holiday 480_16729123_1683427341671169_5344698360318632813_n_1.jpg 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
calendar Sacramento Kwanzaa - "First Fruits of the Harvest in the Farm to Fork Capitol of America" 480_food_basket_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Sacramento Public Library - Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch 7340 24th Street Bypass Sacramento, CA 95822...
Event Date: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Wed Dec 6, 2017 10:15AM
image Expanding Participation with the 2017 Ag Census in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" 480_spring_mix_09_155_1.jpg 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
image Big Oil spent more lobbying in first 6 months of 2017 than in all of 2016 480_keep_it_in_the_ground_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and Big Oil use their money and power in 5 ways: through (1) lobbying; (2) campaign spending; (3) creating Astroturf groups: 4) working in collaboration with media; and (5) getting appointed to positions on and influencing regulatory panels, as in the case of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create so-called "marine protected areas. Photo: "Oil Money Out, People Power In" protest in front of the Democratic Party of Californ...
Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:20PM
image Expanding Kwanzaa in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" 480_18058116_1955731234645880_495847030954478871_n_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Kwanzaa, first fruits of the harvest, provides us a renewed focus and opportunity to expand Pan African Agriculture opportunity in the "Farm to Fork Capitol of America" showcasing Pan African Cuisine throughout the Greater Sacramento Region....
Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:14PM
calendar Women's March Sacramento: March & Rally at the California State Capitol by Women's March Sacramento
Southside Park, 2115 6th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818, then march to California State Capitol building...
Event Date: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:23PM
document ACLU Report Shows Police Reform Needed in Fresno reducing_officer-involved_shootings_in_fresno_ca.pdf_140_.jpg by ACLU of Northern California
Anti-bias and de-escalation training could help reduce officer involved shootings...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38PM
image New Reports Expose Racial and Economic Injustice, Ineffectiveness of Pollution Trading 480_11.11.17_photo1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said, “Pollution trading schemes like cap-and-trade unjustly burden lower-income communities of color. This is a fact. So many of us are rightfully desperate for solutions to our climate crisis, but market-based policies won’t save us. The only real way to significantly reduce carbon pollution is to stop producing it. We must move off fossil fuels now.”  Photo: Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany on November 1...
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54PM
image Jerry Brown tells indigenous protesters in Bonn, 'Let's put you in the ground' 480_doyb5gowkaerqz3_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“I wanted to leave a message here, for humanity and all of planet, that the peoples need to join to defend Mother Nature, the soil, water and air because they are being threatened,” said Ninawa Nuneshuni Kui, President of the Huni Kui People of Acre, Brazil. “And humanity needs Nature to survive. So I want to say that Nature and the air are not a means of commerce for anyone and it’s every human’s right to live in peace. Jerry Brown’s ‘American Pledge’ will lead to the displacement of my peop...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:50PM
image The environmental injustice and dirty oil behind California's 'green’ facade 480_californiacrude800_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown may be pulling “people together” and getting people to “wake up,” but not in the way that he intended, as increasing numbers of Californians mobilize against the Governor’s steadfast support of fracking and drilling dirty oil, a Big Oil-written cap-and-trade program and permits to pollute groundwater with oil wastewater in Kern County, as well as his environmentally unjust Delta Tunnels project....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 4:41PM
calendar Trans people and allies unite against homeless ban! 480_nov_17_action.jpg by Trans-E-Motion
Fresno City Hall located at 2600 Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93721....
Event Date: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:30PM
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 10:52AM
image How Many Homeless Shelter Beds are there in Fresno ... and why it matters 480_mn_home_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
The City of Fresno recently passed a Homeless No Camping ordinance. You can read about one action in resistance to that law here. This article explores the issue of shelter beds in Fresno. Photo below: This was a City of Fresno worker destroying a structure in a homeless encampment in 2011. Homeless advocates believe that instead of destroying homeless people’s modest homes, the City of Fresno should be helping them....
Posted: Thu Nov 9, 2017 10:08AM
image San Joaquin Valley parents, teachers, health advocates press state to suspend chlorpyrifos 480_clovisnewsconf11-1-17_1.jpg by Angel Garcia
Health advocates from the San Joaquin Valley called on the Central Regional Office (CRO) of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to urge the State to suspend agricultural use of brain-harming chlorpyrifos. The November 1st rally was led by members of Tulare County Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (CAPS) and the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) outside DPR’s Central Regional Office in Clovis....
Posted: Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:36PM
text Eviction rates in the Bay Area and Northern California for 2017 by Lynda Carson
For those needing help in the Oakland area to fight against an eviction, contact the Eviction Defense Center at 452-4541, East Bay Community Law Center 548-4040, or Bay Area Legal Aid 663-4744....
Posted: Wed Nov 1, 2017 7:12PM
calendar Ward Churchill book talk 480_churchill-wielding_words_like_weapons_1.jpg by Ellen Schwartz
Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Room 12, Sacramento....
Event Date: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:44AM
calendar The Radical Lens of the Newsreel Collective newsreel_gd.pdf_140_.jpg by Jesse Drew
Organize Sacramento Offices 1714 Broadway in Sacramento, CA...
Event Date: Sun Nov 5, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:10AM
image House Democrats request GAO probe of federal scheme to fund Delta Tunnels 480_800_zeke_and_jared_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In the October 24 letter, the lawmakers are asking the GAO to issue a legal opinion about Reclamation’s funding scheme. The legislators cited the key lrole in the financial scandal of David Bernhardt, who, in a classic example of the revolving door, served as a top Interior official under the G.W. Bush administration, then became a Westlands lobbyist, and now is back as Interior’s Deputy Secretary. Photo of Congressman Jared Huffman and Zeke Grader, the longtime executive director of the ...
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:16AM
calendar Dallas Blanchard live on KFCF 88.1 FM 480_screen_shot_2017-10-24_at_3.49.58_pm.jpg by Mike Rhodes
88.1 FM in the Central Valley and Sierra mountains or on the internet at www.kfcf.org...
Event Date: Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:00PM
Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:56PM
calendar Social movement-based video activism talk 480_breaking_the_spell_pov_10_26_17.jpg by Ellen Schwartz
Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St, Room 9, Sacramento....
Event Date: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:00PM
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:58AM
image Santa Clara Valley Water District conditionally approves California WaterFix 480_800_groundwater_recharge_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board approved the resolution in spite of evidence provided by experts exposing the project’s flaws. Deirdre Des Jardins of California Water Research, who conducted an independent review of the science and engineering behind this project, told the board there have been “gross misrepresentations” about this project that should have give the District pause in supporting it.  Photo: Groundwater recharge pond behind the Santa Clara Valley Water District of...
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:46AM