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    By Dianne Anderson It’s no secret the Black community has been a little shy about testing or vaccines – for good reason – while others set an example to show that the horrific Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments of the past is not today. To prove their point, church leaders are publicly taking the jab. “I’ve watched ...
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    Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon highlighted an agreement this week on a $6.6 billion budget package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer. “Since the height of the winter ...
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    The following is a statement made by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes regarding passage of the $7.6 Billion COVID Relief Early Budget Package:  “The California Legislature voted on the passage of a $7.6 Billion COVID Relief Package that will provide critical financial support to Californian’s in need and small businesses. Through the leadership of ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The Tabernacle Community Development Corporation (TCDC) in partnership with the Los Angeles County Health Services has launched a new program to expand access to free community-based COVID-19 testing in the Black community. TCDC is setting in motion its effort in some areas of Los Angeles County where there ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Breathe in cow, arch exhale cat. Push up to downward dog, release. Floor seated side twist always from the shoulders, never the low back. Relax. Dat Yoga Dude, James Woods, often shares his experience of being a long time marriage and family therapist, teaching others how to deal with the pressure. All ...
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    By Dianne Anderson The Black community had been stuck in crisis mode for a long time, and then the pandemic hit. Since Coronavirus, the rise in mental health issues are consistent with increased unemployment, loss of healthcare, surging death rate twice that of whites, and back-to-back victimization of Blacks by police abusers. It’s keeping healthcare ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black History Month is a lot like looking through the mirror of time with the fatal Trump mob eruption reminiscent of reconstruction, that while shocking, was not surprising, and to a large extent, predictable. At least since the early 2000s, Keith Willis said the Black community repeatedly sounded the alarm on the ...
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    From “Vaccines to Vaccinations” By Steven Vargas California Black Media COVID-19 hospitalizations are starting to decrease in California, but that decline does not mean the pandemic is over, state health officials warn. The number of cases in California dropped by 31% over 14 days leading up to Jan. 22, according to the New York Times ...
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    By Dianne Anderson About this time last year, Clarisa Howard set out at the onset of COVID-19 wanting to give something of substance back to the community, something that would stick with the teens and adults long after they put their crayons down. In “Clarisa Can: A little Girl’s journey to Success” Howard imparts timeless ...
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    California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the lifting of the Regional Stay at Home Order, allowing counties to return to the color-coded tier system that allows for reopening based on case numbers per 100,000 population and the positivity rate among people who have taken COVID-19 tests. The Governor lifted the order because it is projected that Southern California ...