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    By Dianne Anderson No need to suffer another brutal hot summer, or burn through the typical $120 a month electric bills – there are other options. Riverside residents can get a cool free blast of fresh air with a wide array of programs, and energy saving weatherization services. “If the air conditioner is having problems ...
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    Before you walk down that aisle and “style and profile” on your wedding day, you have a million things to think about. Make sure your health insurance coverage is one of them. We are in the middle of wedding season, which happens to coincide with Covered California’s special-enrollment period, and getting married is one of ...
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    By Charlene Crowell For as long as many people of color can remember, succeeding generations have called for justice. Despite these age-old pleas, justice is not only elusive, but frustrating since the enactment of a series of civil rights laws. Despite federal guarantees of equal treatment, much of Black America experiences something short of what ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Working the family limousine business in the late 1980’s, Bruce Atlas, Chief Operating Officer for the Ontario International Airport Authority, was not looking for a job, and he had no background in aviation. He did, however, have a commitment to pay life forward by mentoring a young man at a job fair. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Redlands, not exactly known for its African American roots, will revisit its prominent past at the city’s first Juneteenth celebration, and honor the man who built and planned several of the city’s great landmarks. Long forgotten, or ignored, Israel Beal’s legacy takes center stage as a top of the line craftsman with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Given the choice, most people wouldn’t want to chase after bad money, but it happens. Michelle Skiljan has heard about the worst that can happen when predatory lenders lure small business into high-interest loans. The merchant loan advance industry promises fast money for small businesses that have problems securing traditional loans, trapping ...
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    From twin sister valedictorians who have had nearly every class together since kindergarten to a self-driven Latina who was once afraid to speak English and now plans to become a lawyer, San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Class of 2018 has produced many stellar graduates. There’s Jalen Stevenson, who is making history not because he’s among nine Cajon ...
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    With temperatures rising, you might need a place to escape the heat and cool off. Take advantage of the free cool centers which opened June 1 across Riverside County. Fifty-six cool centers will open to the public at no cost and will be available through Oct. 15, as temperatures warrant. “The Cool Centers have the potential to ...
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    By Lauren Poteat NNPA Newswire This year, an unprecedented number of Black women have made history running for political offices across the country. According to blackwomeninpolitics.com, a comprehensive database that lists women of color running for political offices in 2018, currently, over 600 Black female candidates are running for offices nationwide. In an election that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Across the street from Waterman Gardens where Ray Culberson spent time growing up, there was something oddly familiar about the big box facility that would someday become an answer to his dream. A building that sat as a vacant shell for years is now a full circle experience for Culberson, who thinks ...