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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media Two weeks into January, California has not distributed as many COVID-19 vaccines as previously estimated. Gov. Gavin Newsom first acknowledged on Jan. 4 that the state’s vaccine rollout was “not good enough.” As of Jan. 8, less than a third of the over 2 million doses of vaccines that ...
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    “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman.” — Martin Luther King Jr.   Three African American health leaders — advocates for expanded health care who are on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19 raging across California — took a moment to reflect on the state of ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Wearing both hats as Tustin Mayor and a city council member, Letitia Clark is ready to roll on her goals, most of which entails tackling the same urgent issues facing cities across the nation in the months ahead. First on her agenda is being as proactive as possible with the recovery from ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent The lack of a quiet place to work and resources like internet service often hamstrings students of color’s ability to adequately learn during the pandemic, according to education experts who share their frustration about the inequities in education faced by minorities and those in underserved communities. ...
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    By Debra Furr-Holden Dr. Anthony Fauci and other national health leaders have said that African Americans need to take the COVID-19 vaccine to protect their health. What Fauci and others have not stated is that if African Americans don’t take the vaccine, the nation as whole will never get to herd immunity. The concept of herd immunity, ...
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    Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has been elected as Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). The Caucus has had over a 50-year legacy of advocating for transformative legislation on behalf of African Americans and other marginalized people in California. Senator Bradford was elected to the legislature in 2009 making him the longest serving member ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Bianca Smith, an African American woman, has made baseball history. Smith, who most recently served as an assistant baseball coach and hitting coordinator at Wisconsin’s Carroll University, was named a coach in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Smith, 29, becomes the first Black woman ...
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    History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise. For two months now, ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the NNPA continues its campaign to raise awareness about education barriers for students of color and help bridge the learning gap for minorities, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. In a series of interviews with Dr. Edwards-Jones and other ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For first year UCI super-starter student Ryan McNichols, campus life is a bit of a time management balancing act, but it’s nothing that he can’t handle. As he carries a full load toward his MBA while working full time at night, much of his spare time is dedicated to the success of ...