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    By Dianne Anderson Fear of needles, among other things, didn’t stop Dr. Mildred Henry from being first in line at Community Hospital of San Bernardino to get her first COVID-19 shot recently. Any hesitation she might have felt was offset by watching the rise of the daily death toll, lately about 2,400 a day in ...
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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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    By Dianne Anderson With the fridge within arm’s reach for many who have been stuck at home stress eating during the pandemic, piling on the pounds got a lot easier this year. Now, the holidays offer another excuse to munch on sugar and carbs, but the stakes are higher lately than usual. Over one-third of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some of Joseph Williams’ favorite things in life have just expanded to reach a much broader territory than he has overseen in the past, namely the largest higher education system in the country. Williams was recently appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to a 17-member California Community Colleges Board of Governors, which is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Add scorching heat of the past week to the COVID crisis fatigue, and bills piling up from recent job losses and potential massive evictions on the near horizon. It’s all keeping community mental health professionals bombarded lately with calls for help. Local advocate Linda Hart said a lot of the problem is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Getting the headcount right for the census is now more important than ever, as low income Black and Brown communities fight to survive through an unequal health care system and the disastrous impact from COVID-19. Depending on how many forms are filled out this time around, an estimated $675 billion each year ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids with the 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire are drilling down on some of the toughest issues of the day, and keeping up with constitutional wrangling to rival some of the most popular political pundits. They can spot the many twists and turns of the democratic process that, at times, ...
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    By Tess Eyrich A new report from researchers at the University of California, Riverside, sheds light on the more than 2.3 million women who call the Inland Empire home. Focusing on Riverside and San Bernardino counties, “State of Women in the Inland Empire” is the latest installment in an ongoing series released by UC Riverside’s Center for Social ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Volunteers by the hundreds are boxing up goodies by the thousands as food agencies across San Bernardino County race against the time to prepare for their biggest feast of the season. This time of year gets intense. In a twist on traditional Thanksgiving offerings, the community can come out, pick up some ...
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    Tyrone Ross wants to tell the world that community college is the right choice to make. And he’s about to deliver that message on a huge platform thanks to his role as the newest associated student president for Crafton Hills College. The 21-year-old Redlands man was appointed to the position prior to the start of ...