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@AP, Bar Shooter, California, News -

A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating.

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Active duty Navy sailor Curtis Adams, 21, was driving in Mountain View, San Diego, Saturday morning when he spotted a man near a vehicle Adams believed the man needed help with. Adams, who was with his girlfriend, pulled over to offer assistance. He didn’t know the man was attempting to steal the car.


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AB-931, California, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Deadly Force, killed stephon clark, News, Stephon Clark, Top Stories, Zahra Billoo -

Zahara Billoo, a civil rights attorney who provides direct legal services for victims of law enforcement targeting and Islamophobia is representing the Muslim fight to demand police brutality reform.

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Anti-Bullying, Bullying, California, News, Racism, Tarrick Walker -

A California boy’s anti-bullying movement after being called the N-word in a horrific incident is going nationwide, the Fresno Bee is reporting. The incident in question took place on a Wednesday last month. Tarrick Walker, 12, walked onto a basketball court at Kings River-Hardwick School in Hanford, Calif., to play with friends. That’s when he […]

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@AP, California, Gun Reform, Guns, News, Politics, Video -

Most people under 21 won't be able to buy guns in California starting next year under a law Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Friday.

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California, Colin Kaepernick, News, Police Brutality, Racism, Video -

  A California barbershop owner who was criticized for hanging a Colin Kaepernickdoll from a noose, is now apologizing for the insensitive display. The picture that was taken at the Bowtie Barbershop in downtown Placerville was shared on social media by a man named Joseph. The owner, known as “Bowtie Barber” reportedly started getting death […]

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Murder was the case that they gave him, and days before his trial was slated to begin, the man who many (and by “many” I mean “me”) believe sucked the soul out of hip-hop, is receiving his just desserts.


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Although I have always believed there is no such thing as kinda pregnant, an intermediate Spades player or someone who a little bit racist, there are indeed levels of racism. If there was a scale on which you could measure bigotry, the racism threat meter’s colors would range from some-of-my-best-friends-are white to


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The 27-year-old white man who is accused of stabbing and killing 18-year-old Nia Wilson at a BART train stop in Oakland, Calif., in July will likely not get hit with hate crime charges—but may still get the death penalty.


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California, Mayor Michael Tubbs, News, Politics, poverty relief, Stockton, Top Stories -

Michael Tubbs, the youngest mayor of a city with more than 100,000 people, has unveiled an ambitious plan to solve Stockton, California’s poverty problem.  A CBS News report details Tubbs’ bold and controversial program that aims to give some residents $500 a month to fight economic hardship.  Mayor Tubbs 27,  told “CBS This Morning” that the idea […]

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California, Homeless, News, Racial Profiling, Racism -

Another day of living while Black results in the police being called on African-Americans doing simple things that anyone should be able to do. We’ve had the cops called on us for selling water, enjoying a BBQ, wearing socks at the swimming pool and now helping a homeless man.  Employees at the Mountain View, California […]

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California, Mayor Michael Tubbs, News, public food assistance programs, Stockton, Top Stories -

Mayor Michael Tubbs is launching a set of bold initiates for low income residents in Stockton, California, one of the state’s most financially strapped and crime-ridden cities.

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California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons if new proposed legislation becomes law.

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Airbnb, Bias, California, Discrimination, Janaye Ingram, NAACP, News, Popular Culture, Rialto -

Travelers of color are concerned, afraid, and want solutions to the bias that seems to revolve around Airbnb hosts and neighbors of hosts.

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@AP, Airbnb, Black Women, California, News, Racism -

A lawsuit is planned by three black people briefly detained by police in Southern California after a 911 caller wrongly reported the Airbnb guests might be burglars.

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California, Compton, Get Lifted, Sloane Stephens, Tennis, USTA -

Eight months after winning the US Open and two weeks after taking the championship trophy at the Miami Open, tennis slayer Sloane Stephens is taking time to pursue her passion: helping kids with tennis. Stephens and her foundation recently teamed up with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in Compton, California, where she hosted the […]

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Blackface, California, College, News, Racism -

A California Polytechnic State University fraternity has been suspended while investigation continues into a racially charged picture featuring several members of the fraternity in blackface. Because apparently they aren’t aware it’s 2018. The picture, which was taken at a Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity costume party, surfaced on Instagram, according to the Atlanta Black Star. In the picture, several […]

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California, News, San Bruno, Shooting, Video, YouTube -

A shooter at the San Bruno, Calif., headquarters of YouTube wounded three people before turning the gun on herself, police say. The unidentified woman opened fire early Tuesday afternoon, sending employees scrambling for safety on the campus of the popular video website. A 36-year-old man was reported critically wounded, while a 32-year-old woman was in serious […]

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African American, Agriculture, California, Farm to Fork, Farming, News -

A California ranch’s proposal for the development of a food and agricultural center in Sacramento to combat low participation rates and opportunities to Blacks who farm in California was recently approved by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, according to the Sacramento Observer. The United States Department of Agriculture 2012 census reported that out 126,000 farmers […]

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Estranged ex-husband shoots ex-wife to death and attempts suicide at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, CA

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On Monday, Chief Phillip Sanchez of the Pasadena Police announced his retirement amidst a storm of controversy, according to the LA Times. Most recently, Sanchez has been under fire since civil rights groups and local residents became aware of police body cam and bystander cell phone footage that showed Pasadena police beating a Black motorist […]

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Associated Press, Brendon Glenn, California, LAPD, Los Angeles, News, Shooting -

Prosecutors declined to bring charges because they couldn't prove Officer Clifford Proctor acted unlawfully when he shot Brendon Glenn in the back in 2015 in Venice, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.

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2018 Election, Aja Brown, California, Compton, Featured, News, Politics, Stacey Dash -

Compton’s youngest Mayor, 35-year-old Aja Brown, announced her official bid for a U.S. House of Representatives seat on Thursday. “The people of the 44th District deserve to be represented by someone who lives, serves and exhibits genuine love for our community, families and children,” Aja Brown wrote in a statement posted on her campaign website. […]

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Bronx, California, Cardi B, Congress, News, Politics, Stacey Dash -

Stacey Dash is running for Congress to represent California. As she asks for campaign donations, she reminds people that she is a "South Bronx chick."

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California, Compton, Congress, Entertainment, News, Opinion, Oprah Winfrey, Politics, Stacey Dash, TheGrio Originals -

Stacey Dash is running for Congress to represent the part of California that represents Compton. This writer opines in his open letter about why she will take a huge L.

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Thirty-six-year-old Ingrid Archie recounted the path to her 2004 conviction on marijuana possession charges. “I […]

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Arron Afflalo, California, Chiney Ogwumike, Compton, Connecticut Sun, DeMar DeRozan, Grammy Awards, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, Music, NBA, Rap, Toronto Raptors, WNBA -

I used to be jealous of Arron Afflalo / He was the one to follow. — Kendrick Lamar, from 2012’s “Black Boy Fly” Now in his second stint with the Orlando Magic, shooting guard Arron Afflalo, recently of the Sacramento Kings, was one of the key pieces in a 2012 offseason blockbuster: then-superstar center Dwight […]

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California, Entertainment, Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, Malibu, Tom Cruise -

It seems like Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have been the subject of dating rumors forever...

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Black lives matter, California, East Bay, Facebook, Hillary ClintonF, Jeff Wieler, News, Piedmont, Transphobic -

Piedmont, California Mayor Jeff Wieler has stepped down from his position after he drew fire for comments he made on Facebook about the Trans community and Black Lives Matter...

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California, Leo Bruno, N-word, News, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct -

A California police officer has been suspended after a witness claimed that the officer used a racial slur during a traffic stop on Saturday.

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California, Compton, DeMar DeRozan, Drake, Floyd Mayweather, Gangs, NBA, Toronto Raptors -

​COMPTON, California — It’s nearly noon on a warming Thursday outside DeMar DeRozan Gymnasium at Lueders Park, and eight cops are mysteriously congregating nearby and putting gear on as a helicopter flies overhead. A homeless man and a woman are slowly trying to figure out what to do on separate benches. Nearby, children are in […]

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