Appeals court blocks Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan
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by Associated Press
2d ago
BY  ANNIE MA WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court blocked the implementation of the Biden administration’s student debt relief plan, which would have lowered monthly payments for millions of borrowers. In a ruling Thursday, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion for an administrative stay filed by a group of Republican-led states seeking to invalidate the administration’s entire student loan forgiveness program. The court’s order prohibits the administration from implementing the parts of the SAVE plan that were not already blocked by lower court rulings. The ruling c ..read more
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Widespread global tech outage disrupts flights, banks, hospitals and media outlets
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by Associated Press
2d ago
BY  CHARLOTTE GRAHAM-MCLAY, ELAINE KURTENBACH AND DAVID MCHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A global technology outage caused by a faulty software update grounded flights, knocked banks and media outlets offline, and disrupted hospitals, small businesses and other services on Friday, highlighting the fragility of a digitized world dependent on just a handful of providers. The trouble with the update issued by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike and affecting computers running Microsoft Windows was not a hacking incident or cyberattack, according to CrowdStrike, which ..read more
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In Callie’s Honor
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by Robert J. Hansen
2d ago
Robert J. Hansen | OBSERVER Staff Writer The Oak Park community on July 13 honored the life and work of Callie Carney, the first Black female member of the Sacramento City Council. Carney, who passed away Nov. 4, served on the City Council for District 5 from 1975-1977. The event held the day after what would have been her 89th birthday featured live music from United Voices of California, live dancers and an activity area for small children that brought youthful energy to the celebration. After Carney passed away, District 5 Councilmember Caity Maple wanted to honor her service to the communi ..read more
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Elon Musk says he’s moving SpaceX, X headquarters from California to Texas
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by Associated Press
2d ago
By The Associated Press FILE – Elon Musk appears at an event, Nov. 2, 2023, in London. Musk posted to social media company X on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, that he plans on moving SpaceX from Hawthorne, Calif., to Starbase, Texas. X will move to Austin from San Francisco. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk says he’s moving the headquarters of SpaceX and social media company X to Texas from California. Musk posted on X Tuesday that he plans on moving SpaceX from Hawthorne, California to the company’s rocket launch site dubbed Starbase in Texas. X w ..read more
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U.S. Navy Exonerates Black WWII Sailors Convicted After Port Chicago Explosion
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by NNPA
2d ago
By Stacy M. Brown | NNPA (NNPA) – The U.S. Navy has exonerated 256 Black sailors wrongfully convicted after the catastrophic 1944 Port Chicago explosion. The move marks a significant victory in the long battle against racial injustice within the military. On July 17, 1944, during World War II, a massive explosion at a munition’s pier in Port Chicago, California, detonated over 4,600 tons of ammunition on a cargo ship. The blast killed 320 people, predominantly Black sailors, and injured around 400 others. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command, the explosion caused widespread dama ..read more
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LL Cool J relearned ‘how to rap’ on his first album in 11 years, ‘The FORCE.’ Here’s how
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by Associated Press
2d ago
By Maria Sherman | Word In Black FILE – LL Cool J performs during the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J., on Sept. 12, 2023. The rapper-actor will release “The F.O.R.C.E.,” his first album in 11 years. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy award winning rapper-actor- author LL COOL J will release his first new album in 11 years, “The FORCE” in September — 40 years into his hip-hop career. Not that he hasn’t been making music in that time. “I’ve always tinkered around in the studio here and there,” he told The Associated Press over Zoom. But over th ..read more
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5 Black Athletes Who Have Stood Up for Mental Health
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by WordInBlack.com
2d ago
By Terrance Harris | Houston Defender | Word In Black This post was originally published on Defender Network (WIB) – It was once taboo for athletes to discuss their struggles with mental health for fear that they might be banished. But in today’s more educated and understanding existence, it has become acceptable for even the biggest and strongest athletes to openly discuss their mental health and to even take time away when necessary. There have been several athletes in recent years to open up about their mental health issues, but here are five athletes who stand out. NAOMI OSA ..read more
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Denying the Decline: Mainstream Media Refuses to Report on Biden’s Fall from Grace (or Up the Stairs of Air Force One)
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by Craig J. DeLuz and Project 21 Leadership Network
3d ago
OPINION (PROJECT 21) – From falling up the stairs of Air Force One to telling previously debunked tales to repeated verbal gaffes, President Joe Biden’s physical and cognitive decline has been on full display for the world to see. Unfortunately, much of the world was blind to the President’s deteriorating condition, as most of the legacy media refused to report on what was right in front of their faces.  The Biden campaign and Democratic leadership have been playing a dangerous game of hiding the extent of Joe Biden’s decline from the American people. It’s a ..read more
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California helped give the GOP control of the House in 2022. Biden’s decision could swing districts in 2024
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by CALmatters Network
3d ago
By Yue Stella Yu (CALMATTERS) – As Democrats in California and across the country scramble to decide if they want President Joe Biden to remain in the race, a concerned U.S. Rep. Mike Levin of San Juan Capistrano had two options: Speak out, or hold back. Both were the wrong choice in the eyes of the Republicans seeking to unseat him in November in one of California’s swingiest districts. When Levin initially held his tongue on Biden’s future after a disastrous June 27 debate performance, the National Republican Congressional Committee blasted his “deafening” silence. And when Levin publicly ca ..read more
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Political Playback: California Capitol News You Might Have Missed   
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by CBM Newswire
3d ago
Bo Tefu | California Black Media  Black Caucus, Black Freedom Fund Host State of Black California in Santa Barbara The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in partnership with the California Black Freedom Fund hosted the second event in the “State of Black California” series in Santa Barbara, on July 13. The State of Black California is a “community conversation” organized to raise awareness about the effort to pay reparations to Californians who are the descendants of enslaved people in the United States.  Assemblymember Corey Jackson (D-Moreno Valley) led the discussion with ..read more
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