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New $10-million fund to help small businesses will focus on Sacramento's disadvantaged neighborhoods
IN THE NEWS
This Is Us Star Lonnie Chavis, 12, Shares His Experiences with Racism: 'America Needs to Change'. Known for his role on the Emmy Award-winning NBC drama series This Is Us, actor Lonnie Chavis captured hearts as '9-year-old Randall,’ the younger version of Emmy-winning actor Sterling K. Brown..
Black Lives Matter Founder Finds Hope in Global Protests Over George Floyd’s Murder. For Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, the widespread global protests and activism that followed the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by Minnesota police have been heartening — and they make her feel hopeful for the future.  Read more
Interview: Flojaune Cofer On Measure U, Economic Justice And Defunding The Police
Following protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, activists have called on cities to defund the police and instead invest in community support and services. In Sacramento, some of the conversation around this community investment has centered around Measure U.

Dr. Flojaune Cofer of Public Health Advocates chairs the Measure U Community Advisory Committee.

If you have relatives in a nursing home during pandemic, get them out, advise experts
The COVID 19 pandemic has laid bare the plight of U.S. seniors, who have been disproportionately infected and killed by the disease. Eight out of 10 COVID deaths in the U.S. are seniors, aged 65 or older, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Up to 70 percent of COVID hospitalizations are of people aged 85 and older. The molecular impacts of COVID infections also increase the risk of depression and vulnerability to other illnesses for elderly people. Read more
FREE COVID-19 Testing in South Sacramento

Testing will take place on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at South Sacramento Christian Center located at 7710 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95823.

COVID-19 Testing Sites in Sacramento Region
There are several COVID-19 testing sites now in the Sacramento Region. I actually had the opportunity last week to take a tour (05.15.2020) of one of the new COVID-19 testing sites along with other community members and watch a demo of the test being offered done at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Oak Park - Sacramento.

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Virtual Townhall: Emergency Education Series - Erasing The Opportunity Gap Created by COVID-19 - Thurs-June 18 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm Register online
Saturday, June 20th - Sac NAACP Juneteenth Freedom CAR March & Rally - a peaceful gathering starting from the Fruitridge Community Collaborative to McClatchy Park. Cars lining up at 10:30 am and onward to McClatchy Park for live performances - HUNDREDS UNIT performing - and rally from 11 am to 3 pm.
Black Justice Stands Up Rally on Fri-Jun 19 starts at 6:00 pm featuring Kari Jay as our host and live musical performances and speeches followed by a march.
Black Girls Code and Microsoft present this virtual two-hour virtual workshop on Sat-Jun 20 at 8 am PST where students ages, 8-13, research and identify a cause they care about in their local community, and create action plans to fundraise, volunteer, or get the word out about their personal cause. Click here to get more info and register online.
JUNETEENTH - the Official Online Festival - June 19-28, 2020. There will be information, resources, entertainment at the new national Juneteenth Online Festival.  Read more
MASS Poor People's Assembly & Moral March Washington. On June 20th and 21st, we will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history.
EVERYBODY PITCH IN! California Black Chamber of Commerce is building a small business grant fund. Click here to donate $5 to support African American business owners

Your Mayor and City Council need to hear from you! Over the past few weeks hundreds of thousands of Californians have shown that they are ready to build a different future. Read more
#StayHomeSaveLives California
– and while you’re at it, spread the word encouraging others to take the 2020 Census online by visiting my2020census.gov. Questions? Go online or call 844-330-2020 for answers. #CountBlackCA #CaliforniaForAll #2020Census #ICount #MyBlackCounts
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Supporting our Local Soul Food Restaurants
Just a reminder from THE HUB to support our local soul food restaurants in an around the Sacramento Region. Place your orders for delivery or curbside pick up.
WERE YOU THERE?
10th Anniversary Celebration of the Black Physicians Forum
Over 100 people joined the 10th Annual Black Physicians Forum. Our first ever BPF VIRTUAL Forum, held Friday - June 12 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm PST. The speakers were AMAZING discussing changes in health care systems, care delivery, and powerful experiences of mothers. We are so glad to bring you the recording of the 10th Annual BPF if you missed it.
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