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    By Dianne Anderson Deep in the heart of need in the city of San Bernardino, a new facility for homeless men is set to provide a way back to reclaim something that many have lost along the way. “We give them their dignity back and we get them back to being productive parts of society. ...
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    Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California has become the first state in the nation to secure FEMA approval to provide safe isolation capacity for tens of thousands of people experiencing homelessness in California in order to protect them and the state from COVID-19. The state’s effort, Project Roomkey, has set an initial goal of ...
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    Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County will receive $9,991,391 in federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program. The CoC Program is a federal initiative to end homelessness by empowering communities to provide housing resources and address root causes of homelessness. The latest round of ...
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    By Charlene Crowell For more than a decade, economists, lawmakers, and others have heralded the nation’s economy. Often citing how unemployment has declined as new jobs have been created, or Wall Street trading and major bank profits rising, some might be led to believe that all is well in America. But as Sportin’ Life in ...
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    Ephesians New Testament Church, will host a conference on the Homeless, bringing local agencies together to share information as to what is available to address the homeless issue here in the inland empire. Statistics will be provided as well as ideas shared.  The faith-based community and non-profit leaders will also offer their input from their ...
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    Crisis Is Hitting Black Californians the Hardest By Manny Otiko and Tanu Henry California Black Media Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion state spending plan he and legislative leaders are calling “the Affordability Budget” for the 2019-20 fiscal year. It took effect July 1 after the governor hashed out differences with the Assembly and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At first glance, it’s easy to jump to the same conclusion about the homeless problem, about why so many lost souls are battling addictions, sleeping at roadside and out in the open fields. Pastor Harold Patton says that many years ago, he too may have prematurely judged the homeless. “A lot of ...
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    People experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the west coast states of the Ninth Circuit can sleep more safely, without facing criminal punishment for simply trying to survive on the streets. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an en banc petition by the city of Boise in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise), leaving in place its September 2018 ruling that homeless ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Anthony Daniels is one of the small minority of Black male public school teachers in the country, and he has a good reason why. He never saw a Black male teacher until the eighth grade. Growing up in San Bernardino came with its share of social and academic challenges, but he was ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Help for local grassroots nonprofits to spread the love through community outreach may be harder to access in the Inland Empire than in other places, but it’s not impossible. For the past three decades, the Children’s Fund has been helping county departments and nonprofits with extra resources in areas of social and ...