African American Community COVID-19 Open Letter to Sacramento Mayor Steinberg

Vanessa Bryant is remembering her late daughter, Gianna Bryant, on her birthday.
Gianna tragically died in January alongside her father, Kobe Bryant, and seven other victims in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. She was 13 years old. On Friday, Vanessa took to Instragram with a special message for Gianna on what would have been her 14th birthday.  Read more
This One Light at Disneyland Always Stays on, Even When It’s Closed — Here’s the Sweet Reason. Disneyland may be closed indefinitely amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but one light in the park continues to shine day and night, even if no visitors are there to see it. The light illuminates a window in what was once Walt Disney’s apartment, which overlooks Disneyland’s Town Square from above the firehouse. For decades, it has stayed lit all day long in honor of the founder, who used to watch guests move through his park from the same window.   Read more
Census Day 2020 came April 1
The global coronavirus pandemic was worsening. It had already forced social and economic shutdowns across America. Since then, all the major African-American community-based organizations, political leaders and other advocates in California — concerned that there may be an undercount of Black Californians during the 2020 census count — have found themselves grappling. Read more
Youth Programs to Help Young People during COVID-19 Pandemic
The City of Sacramento’s Youth Division — part of the Department of Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment — has created new virtual resources and activities for Sacramento’s young people to provide support during the COVID-19 outbreak and stay-at-home orders. The Youth Division launched a plan April 27 on Instagram, Facebook and the City’s website to help keep youth socially engaged. Learn more
Reopen Salons in California June 1st!
Reconsider reopening salons in Phase 2 with limitations such as one client at a time per stylist. We will maintain 6 feet apart in between all stations and wear protective gear. All necessary precautions and sanitation protocols approved by the state of CA and the local Board of Health will be followed. Our industry needs to be recognized and deemed as an essential business so we can better serve our community.

Servicing one client at a time (while wearing a mask and gloves) poses little to no risk of spreading the virus, as compared to 20 or more people in a grocery store or 10 plus people at restaurants picking up food.

SUNDAY BRUNCH: The Politics of Hair!
May 3rd at 11 am PST | 2 pm EST
As COVID-19 cases top 1 million in America, the emerging data is clear: African Americans are being disproportionately affected by the crisis. Infection rates, hospitalizations and even number of deaths have revealed distinct gaps across lines of race and class. Why do these glaring disparities exist, and how can we use this data to combat systemic racism in the face of a global pandemic? Register for the webinar forum scheduled for Wed-May 6 from 3 pm to 4 pm PST.
The City of Sacramento has created an online portal specifically to collect innovative ideas from companies proposing to donate or sell products or services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • California Black Chamber of Commerce is building a small business grant fund
  • Help us fund black-owned businesses with grants
  • Donate $5 to support African American business owners

Everybody Pitch In!
Roadmap to recovery: How to support small businesses during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the Kauffman Foundation and Small Business Majority for a conversation on Thurs-May 7 about how stakeholder groups and business organizations can continue to support small business needs during the COVID-19 crisis and keep up the momentum as we move toward a recovery phase.
The invitation includes information on how to fill out the Census form and will include a unique Census ID linked to a physical address. All Californians will be able to respond online or by phone, with limited households initially receiving the paper form. A Census ID is not required for households to respond online or by phone.
Black business owners can use Census data to make informed decisions about where to open businesses and when to explore new opportunities. Let’s empower our community with data. Make sure we all count in the #2020Census.
Don't miss the 10th Annual Black Physicians Forum on Friday, June 12th.
CHECK IT OUT! The State of California just launched a new comprehensive, consumer-friendly website and public service announcements
to boost COVID-19 awareness.

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.
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In the Spring 2020 issue, CLICK HERE to browse thru now to see resources on surviving the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.