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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 ...
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    The Precinct Reporter recently observed 54 years of continuous publication. It is quite a milestone for a newspaper dedicated to telling the story of the Black community and keeping it informed about available resources and issues of the day. However, the Precinct Reporter may not exist much longer! The media landscape has changed dramatically, actually ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not so long ago, there was a time when women could barely access business counseling, let alone access loans. Joelle Passerello with the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center said things have come a long way since entrepreneur Mike Stull founded their program to help women get a break. Since 2003, the IEWBC ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Dr. April Clay and a colleague recently got a taste of what local Black parents go through on a daily basis. Walking into one school district office, they were mistaken as parents and received less than a warm welcome, until they identified themselves as consultants on site to attend a planned meeting. ...