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    Ervin will join the District on July 1 The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Harry “Doc” Ervin as Superintendent. Ervin will assume the leadership post on July 1, officially filling the seat vacated by Dr. Dale Marsden. Ervin joins SBCUSD from Bakersfield City School District, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Both trailblazers in their own right, Jimmy and Veatrice Jews were the original local power couple, battling incessant racism from the South to San Bernardino. Jimmy Jews was San Bernardino’s first Black fireman. Veatrice, a chemistry and microbiology major in Louisiana came to work as a scientist for a one-year clinical lab ...
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    By Dianne Anderson What it means to be Black in America is turning the corner on activism from the streets to the classrooms, which means getting parents to the table and getting money to the students. Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. may have had their differences, but Anthony Roberson said the one thing ...
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    The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians surprised 50 small businesses with $20,000 each in a virtual live stream event. In collaboration with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) the Southern California tribe announced the San Manuel Cares $1 Million Small Business Relief Fund. The Tribe was inspired to support small businesses based in their ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Every day is a celebration of Black History Month at Akoma Unity Center, but that doesn’t mean they don’t plan to keep it coming all month long in February. Outstanding young professionals across California will bring college and career readiness information as part of their Black Excellence program with a lineup of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson About this time last year, Clarisa Howard set out at the onset of COVID-19 wanting to give something of substance back to the community, something that would stick with the teens and adults long after they put their crayons down. In “Clarisa Can: A little Girl’s journey to Success” Howard imparts timeless ...
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    In celebration of Black History Month, Cal State San Bernardino will hold virtual events throughout the month of February to honor the culture, accomplishments, contributions and legacy of African Americans. The virtual events are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced CSUSB to stop face-to-face classroom instruction and events on campus last March and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson One good thing to come out of the torrent of destruction of the past year is that Chache Wright, president of the San Bernardino branch NAACP, is seeing more volunteerism. There are always enough social justice issues and complaints to keep people busy if they want to volunteer for the oldest civil ...
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    By Dianne Anderson San Bernardino community advocates are looking to the year ahead and concerned how revenue streams could be impacted beyond the pandemic, such as closed businesses and the risk of higher foreclosures for both residential and commercial real estate. Other problems facing the city, including the growing homeless population, have not gone unnoticed. ...
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    by Dianne Anderson For students who love music, the beat may prove a quicker study than what they’ve been missing in traditional classes or textbooks. To the 120 students of CHORDS Enrichment Program, words and music are almost the same. “A lot of kids don’t know how to write an essay, but if you tell ...