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    By Dianne Anderson Less than a month away from the primary election and many voters aren’t paying attention to what’s in their mailbox, or maybe they don’t care – until it’s time for law and order. Somehow voters miss the connection between who’s running down ballot, like Superior Court Judge, and the real life implications ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not everyone needs a food bank – yet. Poverty advocate Gregory Scott sees a huge increase in local need. He said that most of the population, in general, is feeling the pinch, even in Orange County where affluence abounds. “For those who of us don’t have a need for a food bank, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Out in the collegiate expanse, Caryn Lewis-Bugg is certain that someone could use $1,000 or more scholarship dollars, but that’s not what she’s seeing in their annual competition. Judging by the slow response in applications, the organization is pushing its application date back to draw in more takers. She is sure someone ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Before Omicron, the big news this time last year was that COVID-19 looked under control, the numbers were dipping and freedom from masks and social gatherings seemed within reach. It didn’t play out like expected. For that reason, Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana and CalOptima continued outreach last Saturday for those ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Lifelong student debt and systemic barriers are just two reasons why a lot of Black students have been turning to education options outside of California, particularly the HBCUs This weekend, Ingrid Johnson is hosting a booth where many parents and scholars in her program will attend the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Black ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black inventors, doctors, engineers and mathematicians have inspired and shaped the entire planet since the dawn of humankind, which was enough realization to spark a lifelong inspiration for history speaker Jamaal Brown. This month, Brown is hitting 13 events at schools and campuses across SoCal for Black History Month, including Santa Ana ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Even if he wanted to, it would have been impossible for Dwayne Shipp not to participate in Orange County’s Black History Parade when he was growing up. After all, his mother, Helen M. Shipp, started it. He was still too young to grasp what it meant to ride the giant float back ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Martin Luther King, Jr National Day of Service on-site events have canceled out as Omicron picks up speed, but local nonprofits are determined to mask and glove up for the community to honor the slain civil rights leader in all he represents. In the Inland Empire, local activist Trudy Coleman said that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local Black Democratic leaders are doing all they can to strengthen their base, to recruit and groom more Black candidates in hopes of laddering up for higher political positions. Considering the failed Trump coup this time last year, nothing should be left to chance going into the coming election. Tustin Mayor Letitia ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some seniors like Warren Bussey, while not to be confused with Warren Buffet, have made a great living well into the golden age, comfortable in his retirement pension, having spent decades as a successful local businessman. The Orange County Heritage Council recently helped draw recognition and a proclamation for Mr. Bussey, a ...