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    By Dianne Anderson Smart smiling smokers plastered across billboards and television ads in those extra cool vintage days of old have now given way to a new generation of young, hip and specifically Black people going up in smoke. The “Same Game, Different Smokers” exhibit opened July 7 at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, ...
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    By Tanu T. Henry California Black Media Last week’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, the 51-year-old decision that guaranteed a woman’s right to an abortion, continues to draw outrage. It has sparked protests around the country and united opponents determined to use their political power to push back against it. Critics say ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Seniors sweltering under scorching triple-digit heat are making the usual budget choices about what’s more important – buying food, or stretching their high cost medications by skipping doses, or turning on their air conditioner. Behind that problem of taking from one bill to put toward another is often the other priority, the ...
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    Over 6 million people aged 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s in the United States, and Black Americans individuals are 2.5 times as likely as older Whites to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. While there is currently no prevention, treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone who flocked to the Inland Empire over the past few years in search of more affordable housing was in for a big surprise. Housing is about as expensive in the High Desert as anywhere else in the region. Community advocate Sharon Green sees a lot of suffering. It’s hard enough for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson By the time Antoinette Greer had breast cancer surgery, she was justifiably angry. Like a lot of Black women, her doctor brushed off her concerns and a request for a biopsy after she discovered an unusually thick breast mass — something they said was calcification and they should just watch and wait. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Most people would think twice before reaching out to pull notorious archenemies, the Bloods, the Crips, the Insanes and the Rolling 20’s, all together for a day of hamburgers, hotdogs and three different jumpies. Admittedly, Rev. Dr. Gerald Johnson said it’s not the easiest population to deal with, but there’s not much ...
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    By Isadore Hall Special to California Black Media Partners Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first new Alzheimer’s disease therapy since 2003. For the six million-plus people living with the fatal disease in the United States, the availability of a medicine designed to treat the underlying cause of their ailment was ...
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    New law takes effect to end “surprise” medical bills By Charlene Crowell A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finds that the nation’s healthcare system is supported by an infrastructure of billing, payments, collections, and credit reporting that is fraught with commonplace mistakes. At the same time, patients encounter difficulty in getting ...
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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media Black faith and public health leaders are hailing Gov. Newsom’s new COVID response plan. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled the proposal designed to be more strategic, nimble and sustainable than it is reactive. California is the first in the nation to transition the Coronavirus crisis from a pandemic ...