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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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Business, California, Compton, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted -

Kia Patterson has seen the disparities that predominantly black and low-income neighborhoods face while searching for a grocery store with fresh produce and reasonably priced household items. In the neighborhoods she’s familiar with, including Compton, California, fresh and healthy food options were few and far between. That’s when Patterson took action by becoming the first […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, AAU Basketball, California, Compton, Houston Rockets, James Harden, NBA -

A beardless James Harden once took long bus rides from the streets of Compton, California, to his high school gym as the sun came up. A focused teenager dreaming of the NBA was up early working on his hoop skills at 7 a.m. before his first class. Today, the 2017 NBA MVP candidate is focused […]

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On this episode of “True Story with Natasha Alford,” Natasha sits with Congresswoman Maxine Waters at her “Auntie Maxine Open Mic” for millennials at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. The Congresswoman opens up about her journey in politics, the latest push to get women to run for office, and why she’s rallying millennials for the Democratic […]

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California, Compton, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Philanthropy, Serena Williams, Venus Williams -

Venus and Serena Williams are a dominant pair on the tennis court, and now the sisters are teaming up to contribute to their hometown of Compton, California, by opening up a community center to support residents affected by gun violence. The Yetunde Price Resource Center, named after their sister, who was murdered by a gang […]

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@AP, California, Joseph Mann, News, Police Brutality, Police Shootings, Sacramento -

The family of a Joseph Mann, killed by Sacramento police, demanded that two officers face murder charges after video revealed they tried to run him down.

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Alred Olango, Black lives matter, California, News, Police Shootings, San Diego -

Alfred Olango pulled a large electronic cigarette, known as a vape pen, from his pocket and pointed at the police officer who fired.

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El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis acknowledged that the object in Alfred Olango's pocket was not a weapon.

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A black man in San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance."

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