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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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California prisons agree to end lockdowns based on race

The settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit has California prisons agreeing to no longer base lockdowns on inmates’ race or ethnicity. 

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California equalizes state’s drug sentencing

California has adopted legislation that will eliminate drug sentencing disparities between crack and cocaine possession convictions. The disparity is found to disproportionately burden people of color, and contribute to racial discrimination in the state’s prison system. 

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Woman beat by cop on California highway reaches settlement

A California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has agreed to resign. The CHP announced that Officer Daniel Andrew was stepping down and that the agency would pay $1.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought forth by the victim, Marlene Pinnock. 

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Report: women in California prison illegally sterilized

According to a recent report released by the California State Auditor on Thursday, nearly 40 female prison inmates in California were sterilized illegally. Of the 144 inmates who underwent tubal ligations between 2005 and 2013, one-third were performed without lawful consent. 

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California Assembly passes bill that would ban the Confederate flag

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California state government departments will be prohibited from displaying or selling items that carry the Confederate flag. The state’s Assembly passed the bill Monday. 

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Jelly Belly chairman donates to reverse rights of trans students in California

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Back in August, California passed a landmark form of legislation that allows transgender students from grades K-12 the right to choose programs and facilities based on their gender identity. It’s called the “School Success and Opportunity Act,” and Jelly Belly Chairman Herman Rowland Sr. isn’t a supporter of the legislation. What he does support is an […]

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This woman’s a hero

For the second time in two years, a 24-year-old California woman has saved the life of a car accident victim. Keenia Williams is being hailed for her bravery after pulling a driver from an overturned vehicle on I-80 Wednesday morning. 

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Transgender teen defending herself during school fight faces criminal charges

A 16-year-old transgender student who claims to have been defending herself against fellow classmates now faces criminal charges for the fight. Jewlyes Gutierrez says she snapped and finally fought back after two years of relentless bullying over her sexuality by students at California’s Hercules High School. 

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For Black students in California, achievement gap remains

A new study reveals that African American college students continue to be affected by an academic achievement gap when seeking higher education. The study, “The State of Blacks in Higher Education in California,” states that while California is home to the fifth largest Black population in the nation, the college opportunity gaps between blacks and other […]

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