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THIS WEEK'S TOP NEWS | November 5, 2019

CALIFORNIA BLACK NEWS STORIES


Ahead of renter protection law, reports of an eviction rush
(BLACK VOICE) - Alex Espinoza isn’t sure what next month will look like for his family — where he’ll find work, if his wife will find a seasonal job like the one she has with a local taco truck, where they’ll buy groceries for their 2-year-old daughter and 10-month-old son. Read More

Is your city ready for California’s next recession?
(BLACK VOICE) - California might be enjoying a historic economic expansion, but pockets of the state could be devastated in the next recession and at least 18 cities are even now at high risk of fiscal distress, according to a first-in-the-nation dashboard released Thursday by State Auditor Elaine Howle. Read More

Racial Equity Team Says Accountability’s Key to Equity
(RICHMOND PULSE) - The Richmond racial equity team says accountability from city staff and communicating better with the local community are needed to achieve its goals of advancing past racial equality to include equity. Read More

Former OPSA Director Reflects On Tenure With Sacramento
(SACRAMENTO OBSERVER) - Late in September, Francine Tournour, the Director of the City of Sacramento’s Office of Public Safety Accountability (OPSA), resigned from the significant position she held for 12 years. Openly and honestly, Ms. Tournour served as the de facto ombudsman for the city of Sacramento during some critical times. Read More

Is your city ready for California’s next recession?
(BLACK VOICE) - California might be enjoying a historic economic expansion, but pockets of the state could be devastated in the next recession and at least 18 cities are even now at high risk of fiscal distress, according to a first-in-the-nation dashboard released Thursday by State Auditor Elaine Howle. Read More

Will Californians Recall Their Governor? AGAIN?
(THE DELUZ BROTHERS) - As wildfires blaze, gas prices sour and the homeless crisis grows in the Golden State; many are pointing the finger at California Democrat – more specifically Gov. Gavin Newsom. Things have gotten so bad that two separate efforts to recall him have been launched. The DeLuz Brothers discuss the likelihood of those efforts succeeding and the merits of their reasons for recalling the governor. Read More
NATIONAL BLACK NEWS STORIES
 
Black Teen Suicide Rate Reaches Historic High
(SACRAMENTO OBSERVER) - African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. Read More

NCAA surrenders and will allow athletes to profit
(INGLEWOOD TODAY) - The pressure had been mounting to its monopolistic stranglehold on cashing in on its signature basketball and football players, so the NCAA agreed this week to amend its rules to allow for athletes to profit off their name and likeness. Read More
 
Oklahoma frees 462 inmates
(CARIB PRESS) — The move to free the inmates comes three years after voters approved a ballot measure to change simple drug possession and low-level property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.  Read More

Government or corporate run healthcare?
(SF BAY VIEW) — “Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.” Even if you are not eligible to receive Medicare, I hope you will read a little further.  Read More

Elections in 4 states offer tests of 2020 voter enthusiasm
(SACRAMENTO OBSERVER) - Gubernatorial and legislative elections in four states Tuesday will test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered Democratic presidential primary scramble. Read More

Unemployment rate increases as U.S. economy adds more jobs
(CARIB PRESS) - The unemployment rate increased slightly from a 50-year low of 3.5% to 3.6%, according to statistics released by the Labor Department on Friday. Read More
BLACK AMERICA IN THE NEWS

Black man who led one of nation's largest neo-Nazi groups dies amid bid to destroy it
(USA TODAY) -  A black activist who took control of one of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups – and vowed to dismantle it – has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. Read More

Booker pens op-ed arguing he's best candidate to turn out black vote in 2020
(THE HILL) - Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) is arguing he's the best Democratic candidate to mobilize the black vote in the 2020 election. Read More

Buffalo Wild Wings: Illinois workers fired after black customers reseated due to skin color
 (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - Buffalo Wild Wings says multiple employees have been fired at one of its suburban Chicago restaurants after a group of mostly African American customers said they were asked to move to another table because of their skin color. Read More

Trump 2020 Campaign Announces ‘Black Voices For Trump’ Coalition
(BET) - On Monday (Nov. 4) Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign announced its latest effort to recruit Black Americans with the launch of a new coalition: “Black Voices for Trump.” Read More

For Kamala Harris’ presidential hopes, Iowa is do or die
(LA TIMES) - In better times, Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign was full of flash: a launch rally that drew more than 20,000 people to Oakland, a five-day summer tour of Iowa on a luxury bus with her name blazing from the side in colorful capital letters, a robust multi-state operation headquartered in Baltimore. Now, the bus has been swapped for a nondescript black SUV. Read More

White California teacher wears blackface, raps like Common in class, on Halloween
(SF CHRONICLE) - The staff member at Milpitas High School, just north of San Jose, was placed on leave after video of his actions was shared widely on Twitter, prompting outrage from students and parents. Read More

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