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    By Dianne Anderson Wherever tens of thousands of dollars of free money are up for grabs, smart students are thinking way ahead of the curve. Now is the time to go for it. Sooner rather than later is the mantra for getting Black and Brown students in the door of higher education for Fall of ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media A police reform bill calling for stricter standards on how law enforcement officers across the state use rubber bullets and tear gas for crowd control has been approved by both the California Senate and Assembly. The legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 48 introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Flu season isn’t technically here yet, but already COVID-19 Delta cases top the charts at nearly three times as bad as this time last year. Facts are facts, and data from the latest surge of the highly contagious variant is hard to ignore, even as die-hard anti-vaxxers are filling up hospitals nationwide. ...
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    By Charlene Crowell An estimated 3.5 million renters face the likelihood of eviction over the next two months – despite the availability of $46 billion in emergency rental assistance (ERA) allocated by Congress. The crux of this looming crisis is the uneven local response to providing authorized assistance to both renters and landlords. And the ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Over the last two weeks, it has been a mixed bag of wins and losses for bills concerned with the rights of people interacting with the criminal justice system. Senate Bill (SB) 262, a bail reform bill that would have established $0 bail for some offenders, was stopped ...
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    The Home of Neighborly Service lived up to its name recently hosting an event providing clothing, toys and other services for children and families in the community. The Community Family Funday was an event that was needed during these difficult times, and was welcomed by all those in attendance. The Family Funday served approximately 275 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kathy Johnson has seen the roadblocks many times before. Just the thought of a few small strings attached to free money and scholarships is enough to keep some students from the competition to enter lucrative fields of finance and accounting. Many don’t try because they mistakenly think they need to have a ...
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    By Edward Henderson California Black Media The election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom is about a week away. Some mail-in ballots have already been counted. In person voting is now possible at voting centers and voting continues by mail, drop boxes and dropping off mail-in ballots at voting centers. But if you expect to be ...
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    Assemblymember Chris Holden’s police reform legislation, AB 26, cleared its final hurdle in the legislature on the Assembly Floor. AB 26 establishes clear guidelines for police responsibility and accountability when witnessing excessive force by another member of law enforcement. Governor Newsom has until October 10th to sign the legislation. “The vote is a big step ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not knowing what to believe or what to ignore kept Amber Spencer wrestling against the idea of the vaccine for a long time. She wasn’t exactly an anti-vaxxer, but she heard all the stories and saw all of the news, and hated putting anything in her body that wasn’t natural. The ethnicity ...