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    By Dianne Anderson Word on the street is that the homeless may not be able to afford an apartment, but they might be able to afford a self-storage unit to live in. It’s not so far-fetched, but unlikely safe and hard to get at the real numbers. The homeless are stealthy. As hot as it’s ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Twice as Likely to Owe More Than $50K, Have Decreased Savings In mid-June the Federal Reserve, nation’s central bank, raised interest rates in hopes of curbing rising inflation and deterring a full-blown recession. Chief among its responsibilities, the Fed’s duty is to develop “appropriate monetary policy”. For much of Black America, many ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black businesses everywhere are barely hanging on through the volatile economy, but those that have managed to push through the hard times know how and where to get help, but probably more importantly, know how to give some back. This month, Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities East Chapter honors ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In a perfect world with her perfect five-star customer ratings, Deanna Margarith’s video arcade should have had standing room only. Her virtual reality family center was drawing the little kids, the bigger kids and adults all to the same space for high-quality fun and games. Margarith, a local Black business owner, was ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Spoken like a true engineer, Robin Thorne explains how her nonprofit outreach operates in ways that other like-minded engineers can appreciate. “How would I describe it? Demo Chicks are more of a conduit,” said Robin Thorne, founder and CEO of CTI Environmental, Inc. in Long Beach. “What we like to do is ...
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    By Eliz Dowdy, Staff Writer The Victor Valley Women’s Club Executive Board members made the decision to honor women veterans in the local area.  The annual Veterans Parade was canceled due to the pandemic. The Victor Valley Women’s Club has hosted two fall meetings in the tent of a restaurant.  On November 17, they started ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Tenacious businesswoman, loving grandmother, teacher and down to earth social justice advocate are a just few of the many endearing qualities to describe local tech diva, Cynthia Renee Frazier. Ms. Frazier passed away last week. Charmain Johnson reflects on 20 years of their friendship, the long intellectual conversations about the community, business ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., heralded 2018 as “payback year” for African Americans and other minorities who have suffered on the new presidential administration policies and it that seems Black women are in lock-step with Chavis. Two years into the presidency of ...
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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 ...