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Tenant Protection Bill Awaits Governor’s Approval

For families and individuals facing eviction in California, troubles rarely cease after a court hearing – even if the tenants win their case and...

Swanson and Kaplan Endorse Each Other

Former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, who is running for State Senate, and Rebecca Kaplan, who is running for reelection as Oakland City Councilmember-at-Large, have announced...

Senate Candidate Swanson Looks at Negative Impact of Costa-Hawkins Act

Former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, who is running for State Senate District 9, is examining the way state laws undermine the availability of affordable housing...

Local Lawmakers Pushing for Bail Reform to “Fix Broken System”

Experts, advocates and lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to discuss changes to California’s bail system, which often requires defendants to pay a fee upfront in...

Oakland Calls for Repeal of State Law Restricting Renter Protections

The Oakland City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a resolution urging state lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown to repeal or modernize the...

Innocent California Man Freed After 15 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

The Tehama County Superior Court in northern California has overturned the wrongful conviction of Larry Pohlschneider, a client of Santa Clara University School of...

Voting Rights Restored to Thousands of Californians

  By withdrawing a challenge to the voting rights of the formerly incarcerated that was taken up by his predecessor, Secretary of State Alex Padilla...

Medi-Cal Now Covers Long Term Illnesses

  By Manny Otiko, California Black Media   In 1998, San Pedro resident Alaina Howard was diagnosed with Takayasu's arteritis, a disease that narrows and obstructs the...

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Now More Affordable for Families on Food...

Fresh fruits and vegetables just became more affordable to low-income families on food stamps, and small farmers just got a much-needed boost, thanks to...

Medi-Cal Renewal Now Automatic for Eligible Californians

By McKenzie Jackson/ California Black Media   Los Angeles County resident Diyon Clark is relieved to learn that his Medi-Cal renewal will be automatic this year.   In...
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