Coronavirus makes California census count more crucial, and more challenging
Across California, grassroots groups looking to amp up census participation among historically hard-to-count communities have hit a snag: how to reach people at a time when many are self-quarantining to stem the spread of the pandemic.
Local group encourages black participation in 2020 census
The 2020 US Census is now underway. Data collected in the census is used to determine congressional representation as well as how much federal funding an area receives. My Black Counts is a California-based group seeking to encourage the African-American community to participate.
Black California Has a Chance to Rewrite History in 2020
Throughout the history of the United States, the Black community’s consistent fight for recognition has been an unfortunate and inescapable reality. History is not a precise science, nor an impartial one. Take a glance at a history textbook from past decades, and you will quickly understand that American history was written from the viewpoint of white men.
African American groups educating communities about census
So much so that your participation in the upcoming U.S. Census will help to shape funding and resources for necessities like healthcare, affordable housing, school lunch programs, jobs and more. Which is why all manner of groups, like Solano-based Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), are getting into the groove to ensure you’re counted.
For Black Women Prioritizing Health, The Census Should Be Top Of The List
Black women have good reason to pay close attention to their physical and mental health. Writer and activist Audre Lorde is famous for the quote, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."
California Legislative Black Caucus Hosts “State of Black California” at UCLA
On Saturday, Feb. 8, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in partnership with the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA hosted a daylong series of panel discussions titled the “State of Black California” in Los Angeles.