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    By Dianne Anderson Thousands will escape the grind of the past two years at an upcoming cultural appreciation celebration that will buzz a carnival atmosphere of family fun and games. Something special is planned for all ages. Organizers are calling it the first Annual San Bernardino Festival, with many more hoped to come. Rev. Bronica ...
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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media The NAACP commissioned millennial and minority-owned public opinion research company HIT Strategies to analyze Black voter engagement and explore trends and devise strategies to reach voters on the issues that they care about.  They found that Black voters are far from being a monolith – though they have many ...
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    New EPA National Office By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent For the better part of a month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. traveled back and forth to North Carolina. Chavis helped spearhead plans and events in observance of the 40th anniversary of the Warren County ...
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    By Solomon O. Smith California Black Media As part of a broad civic education initiative, High School Voters Registration Week, California Secretary of State Shirley Nash Weber has been traveling across the state encouraging young people to register to vote. High School Voter Registration Week occurs in the last weeks of April and September and ...
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    Blu Educational Foundation By Dianne Anderson Excursions and field trips, workshops and year-round events are just some of the exciting prospects planned through the Blu Educational Foundation College Exodus Project with its fully revamped college and career advising outreach. Earlier this month, Blu received a symbolic $5 million check from Assemblymember James Ramos from the ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The nine member California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans convened in Los Angeles at the California Science Center for its tenth meeting on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. The meeting opened with comments from the public with speakers passionately delivering their views ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Before and during the pandemic, Black businesses barely hung on, and missed out on some major loan opportunities that helped other businesses keep their doors open in the first rounds of stimulus CARES Act funding. Today with new inflationary pressures in play, billions of dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funds now ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The Divine 9, the historically Black fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council led by Phi Beta Sigma, are joining forces to save the lives of Black women. In a news release, the influential organization said it would launch “Tell Somebody,” a public service campaign emphasizing the profoundly disproportionate ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent For the first time, research has revealed tangible evidence demonstrating how decades of systemic inequities in mental healthcare have yielded significantly worse outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, marginalized and under-resourced populations. Released on Sept. 7 by Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine, ...
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    $980 savings for health care coverage and $200 for prescription drugs  Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that families in the Inland Empire will soon see more affordable prescription drugs and lower health insurance premiums because of key provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act: extending Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax credits and allowing Medicare to negotiate directly ...