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    by Dianne Anderson Trump Make American Great Again supporters were out full force last month in Yorba Linda where they closed in on the car of one of the members of the Urban Organizers Coalition as she fled for safety. During the Caravan 4 Justice anti-racism rally, available footage shows Trump’s side protesters converged on ...
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    Changes Require Strict COVID-19 Safety Guidelines The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for private gatherings consisting of no more than three households in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and are in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s go-time for voters now at just a little over two weeks before the big day. Long Beach voters still not registered for this historic election may want to step up their civic pace before time slips away. Monday, October 19, is the last day for online voter registration. Mail it, or ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Through the maze of national political twists and turns, there is a local sense of urgency among candidates and legislators at recent virtual forums held by the NAACP and 100 Black Men of Long Beach. Everyone, it seems, agrees that voters must get their ballots signed sealed and delivered, and don’t wait. ...
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    (We apologize that this story did not include a response from LBUSD when first posted. That error has been corrected) By Dianne Anderson Parents and local advocates were prepared to give input at a recent LBUSD board meeting regarding the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, specifically about why Black students are not mentioned in the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If seen to completion, an initial 112-page report of the city of Long Beach Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative features numerous goals, strategies and action items that community members say hold the key to end racial inequities and lack of access. It’s all part of the city’s recognition of the need for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Scaling the racial divide, fixing social justice, and creating health access for the Black community is coming in the form of big dollars to the city of Long Beach. Reconciliation for Black people equals about $1 million up for grabs. It’s part of $40.28 million in CARES Act dollars, which the city ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nothing could be better to help local Black nonprofits make a direct positive impact in their communities than making sure that the CARES Act dollars flowing down to the city of Long Beach get into the right hands. Recently, the city announced that new funding is coming soon, and they are eager ...
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    The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) presented Long Beach City College (LBCC) a donation of 100 Chromebook laptop computers for LBCC students on Mon., June 22 as part of the citywide #InThisTogetherLB pandemic emergency response campaign. Together, LBCEI and LBCC distributed the 100 Chromebooks during an event at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Jermaine Morris has been trying to get an important message across to the Black community in his census outreach through the Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization in recent months. Without the right headcount, he fears the Black community would essentially become invisible for the next ten years, and beyond. When it ...