In Silicon Valley and around the nation, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has fought for economic justice, fairness and workers’ right to organize. From bus drivers to security officers, working people are rallying, and winning in Silicon Valley.

For the past few years, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has been at the forefront of the battle against income inequality in Silicon Valley. The technological innovations coming out of the Bay Area have changed the way we live and communicate.

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Why this tech veteran doesn’t want to be just “on par” with industry diversity numbers

In the months since the police killing of George Floyd sparked global protests in support of Black lives, companies large and small have pledged millions in donations to social justice causes and made statements about creating more equitable workplaces.

But even leaders at companies known for prior diversity and inclusion achievements must contend with the fact that, in light of urgent calls to action, even recent gains in representation aren’t coming fast enough.  READ MORE

 

Rainbow PUSH Coalition and National Medical Association Joint Statement on the Response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic: A Public Health Manifesto

Don't Panic, Prepare!

Just as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, COVID-19 has emerged as a global threat. In the United States the effects of the disease have disproportionately impacted African Americans and other communities of color. According to state data currently   READ MORE

 

The media has just discovered that the coronavirus is far more deadly to blacks and Latinos than to whites. Twice as deadly in New York City, according to the New York Times. Seventy-two percent of the fatalities in Chicago are blacks who constitute about 30 percent of the population. The news is treated as a shocking revelation on the BBC, CNN and CBS and in newspapers across the country.

Why should anyone be shocked? Over 150 years after the abolition of slavery, and over six decades since the end of legal apartheid in this country, America still remains, as the Kerner Commission concluded in 1968, “two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal.”

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Seven Bay Area Jurisdictions to Update Shelter-in-Place Order in Coming Days

San Francisco, CA–The Public Health Order for people to shelter-in-place safely in their homes will soon be extended until at least May 1. Public Health orders are issued by the respective Health Officers of each jurisdiction. The Bay Area is fortunate to have a group of dedicated public health leaders who are working together to address the interconnectedness of our region. We have said an extension might be expected as we work together to slow the spread of the COVID-19 disease. Additional details about the updated orderwill be available when it is finalized in the next day or two. READ MORE

Regional Shelter-in-Place Orders Extended as Some Rules Ease

Health Officers caution that reducing restrictions too quickly could lead to a substantial resurgence of COVID-19The seven Bay Area Public Health Officers who ordered a shelter in place in mid-March will extend the orders through May 31 while some restrictions are eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are put into place. The social distancing intervention has slowed the increase of new cases and prevented the anticipated medical surge. As restrictions are eased, it is critical to ensure that growth of cases can be sufficiently contained to protect the health and safety of our community.  READ MORE

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020 (916) 445-4571
Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Division of Juvenile Justice Discharge and Reentry Process

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order that addresses the release and reentry process at the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that eligible youth serving time at DJJ can be discharged safely and expeditiously.

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JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL & ECONOMIC STUDIES

March 30 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

The Joint Center is working closely with several other Black organizations to ensure that the challenges facing Black communities are considered and adequately addressed in COVID-19 policy decisions. On March 26, the Joint Center convened several leading organizations that serve Black communities for an online policy discussion with CBC Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) on the ..

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Highlights of $2.2 Trillion Economic Relief Package

WASHINGTON -- Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval.

Loans and guarantees to businesses, state and local governments: $500 billion. Up to $50 billion for passenger airlines and $8 billion for air cargo carriers, half for paying workers. $17 billion for "businesses critical to maintaining national security." READ MORE

MAYOR LONDON N. BREED’S SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM for businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19

CHICAGO SUN * TIMES

Messages of hope resonate in Cook County Jail on Christmas
December 25, 2019 by Nader Issa
Music was playing, hands were clapping and feet were moving.  With ministers preaching and smiles wide all around, this Christmas service could be heard outside and was a festive affair. It would have been easy to forget the religious revival was being held in the Division 4 gymnasium of Cook County Jail. It’s been nearly five decades since the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. started the Christmas tradition at the jail. And Wednesday, after receiving a standing ovation, Jackson, 78, had a distinct message for the 250 detainees in the gym — one that he had them all repeat after him. “I am ... somebody. ... I don’t ... belong here,” Jackson said, and the crowd answered.  READ MORE

2019 SPORTSTEQ TOUR

THE SCHOLAR ATHLETE CODING & BASKETBALL CAMP

Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition SPORTSTECH Program in collaboration with Hip Hop TV will partner with members of BIG 3 BASKETBALL and Former NBA Players to expose young people to the power of Sports and Technology.

During the Summer of 2019, THE SPORTSTEQ TOUR will feature ONE-DAY SCHOLAR ATHLETE CODING and BASKETBALL CAMPS with local youth, teams and community groups in selected Big 3 Cities. Students will experience dynamic programming to allow them to see the creative power of Sports and Technology, experience Robotics, Drones, AR & VR, plus learn basic coding and digital skills. The Students will also have a fully engaged athletic experiences including basketball drills, skills and development. The key to the experience will be the ENCOURAGEMENT provided by BIG 3 BASKETBALL and Former NBA Players who will encourage them to be WINNERS on and off the court.

TECH/CODING PROGRAM

The SPORTSTECH program will present the tools necessary to deliver dynamic, interactive lessons on almost any science-related subject. It will combine a suite of audio-video presentation equipment, interactive student response and assessment tools, and hands-on, S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) -based activities and experiments, all designed to work together to create an one of a kind learning experience.  Groups will consist of fast-paced academic activities, competitions, interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, a S.T.E.A.M. focused college and career fair, Robotics & Drone competitions, website, video game and mobile application design.  The takeaway of these activities will be that students will increase their enthusiasm about the power of technology, elevate their abilities within tech, expand their knowledge and are to expose students to the S.T.E.M. fields.

PROJECTED CITIES FOR SPORTSTECH SCHOLAR ATHLETE CAMP & BIG 3 APPEARANCES:

BROOKLYN, NY – Saturday, July 13 (BIG 3 Game - July 14)
CHICAGO, IL - August 3 (BIG 3 Game – Aug. 3)
LOS ANGELES, CA – Saturday, Aug. 31 (BIG 3 Championship – Sept. 1)

OVER 50 STUDENTS ARE PARTICIPATING IN STEMWARS!!

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS

Antoinio Davis, Jason Kidd, Jonathan Bryant and Kai Frazier, Troy Curry, Kevin Davenport,  Sheila Gilmore, Shawn Granberry, Just Jay, Charlene Lawson, Gervin McDaniel, Richard Sweatt

It was an exciting day for over 50 students that participated the STEMWARS Camp featuring inspiring presentations & workshops and basketball boot camp. The workshops included:

MEDIA PRODUCTION PROGRAM

An industry-recognized outlet designed to introduce middle and high school students to the world of Recording, Radio, Film. Our programs and workshops are designed to train participants for careers as audio engineers or music producers, live music engineers, DJs, or beat makers and to give them the opportunity to break into the industry by helping you gain hands-on experience and connections.

DRONES

This activity will introduce students to the evolving world of unmanned aircraft operations. They learn how Drones are being used in today’s world. Students will be introduced to Drone operations through class room instruction, flight simulators, and actual flight operations.

 

Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., National Sports Director, Rainbow PUSH Sports & Jason Kidd, former NBA Head Coach / NBA Player

Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., National Sports Director, Rainbow PUSH Sports & Antonio Davis, former NBA Player