California Census 2020 Campaign Announces Partnerships with Black-Owned and Operated Media Partners
The California Census has joined efforts with these partners in recognition of the need for more effective engagement with the Black population about the 2020 Census count. The Black population has historically been undercounted in past Census enumerations and the state is committed to changing that trend.
Activists call for participation in 2020 census on MLK Jr. Day
Signs reading, “step up to be counted,” were everywhere at the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Festival in Leimert Park, where residents gathered to celebrate freedom, equality and King's legacy. Here, near the end of the parade line, activist groups such as My Black Counts were working to both protect and further what King worked for by tackling an issue that they say is of the utmost importance: participation in the 2020 Census.
What the census means for the future of black voice and power in California
Arthur Gailes, an economist and data scientist with UC Berkeley’s Othering and Belonging Institute, sat down with Berkeley News to talk about the census, which is currently under way, and what it means for the future of black voice, black community and black power in California.
Nonprofits get big bucks for Census
The California Black hub has reached more than 20,000 households in recent weeks.