Tag Archives: african americans

Oakland artist Young Gully.

OP-ED: Oakland Hip Hop Artist Young Gully Speaks to Youth’s Experiences

Oakland is internationally recognized for supporting humanitarian causes and opposing police brutality. The city continues to be on the forefront through hip hop artists who are influenced by the area’s rich political history and the [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee “Fighting the Good Fight”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee met this week with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center in Oakland to hear their concerns and share with them the work that she is doing on Capitol Hill to protect [...]
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Healthcare Racial Disparities Continue Despite ACA

More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has magnified the deep racial, ethnic and cultural disparities in accessing quality health care in California. <
Dr. Nnannaya Omerigbo, Pediatric Physician, treats a patient at one of T.H.E.'s health centers in Los Angeles.

Through Medi-Cal, More Than 1 Million 
Black Californians Sign Up for Health Insurance

By McKenzie Jackson/California Black Media   As far as Ronail “Stretch” Shelton knows, his health is great. Strong, athletic and fit, the Los Angeles-based personal trainer is one of hundreds of thousands of Californians of [...]
Gigi Crowder

For Women’s History Month, Honor Mental Health Worker Gigi Crowder

The subject of mental illness has been taboo in the African American community for too long. Too often these issues have been locked behind closed doors, viewed as “family business.” Many people misunderstand what a [...]
UC Berkeley campus.

Demystifying UC Berkeley for Minorities, Veterans, Disabled, Women, LGBTQ and Formerly Incarcerated

By Troy Williams   African Americans represent approximately 20 percent of the men and women in the Army and Marines, and 17 percent of the Air Force and Navy, according to the Military Times. However, [...]
Cover for The Void Generation

OP-ED: Thousands of African-Americans Jailed by Void Restraining Orders

By Conrad Baldwin Did California’s courts issue thousands of void and unenforceable restraining orders between 1999 and 2007? Did those void orders cause the false arrest and jailing of thousands of young African-American men, many [...]