John "Chip" Moore 3d, co-author of the Berkeley Unified School District reparations plan, thanks the author of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4

California ranks second in Black Business Index

SAN FRANCISCO — VOTEBLACKBUSINESS: State of Black Business, 21st edition ranks California as the second place in its annual Black Business Affinity Index.

The California Legislative Black Caucus reached a milestone by achieving an appropriation to continue the recommendations of the first statewide reparations task force.

It had earlier gained $20 million to repay the descendants of Bruce’s Beach. The new funding will help further research on properties taken from Blacks by eminent domain.

Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, also co-author of Name Image and Likeness legislation that transformed college athletics, said, “This is just a beginning.”