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    By Dianne Anderson Domestic violence, family violence, sexual violence against children – it’s all in close proximity to Kandee Lewis. This month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, her nonprofit explores the darker side of something that everyone has had in common over the past nearly two years of COVID-19. A lot has happened behind closed doors. ...
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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 Dianne Anderson Black Infant Health providers are ecstatic with the long-awaited latest addition to their family – a $25,000 little bundle of joy now starts the first phase of a culturally competent awareness campaign to help Black moms and their babies stay alive. It’s the first of many Long Beach dollars to trickle down ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Being a superwoman has its challenges and responsibility to bear…always ready to come to the rescue, even though they never signed up for the job. This week at at Long Beach City College, students are reflecting on some of the long term health and wellness impact of Black women as they carry ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Going to the doctor’s office to review cancer options is never stress-free, but it can get a little easier if you know the right questions to ask, and if you bring a friend. Longtime health advocate Ernesta Wright said a big part of her nonprofit outreach has been raising community awareness, particularly ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Newswire I am no fan of Omarosa Manigault Newman, the mononymous diva who dominates the airwaves whenever she wants to. Her new book, “Unhinged,” which I won’t read, is billed as a tell-all on “45’s” White House and its shenanigans. In making the rounds, “Omierosie” (my nickname for her) has played ...
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    By Tess Eyrich Formerly incarcerated black women face a multitude of challenges upon their release from prison. Given that black women are twice as likely to be incarcerated as white women, and more than half of all women in both state and federal prisons identify as mothers of minor children, it’s safe to say that chief ...
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    Anyone who has met Rhonda Crayton will tell you she is a warrior. This 40-year-old mother of two from San Bernardino is known across the San Bernardino Valley College campus for her infectious smile and positive attitude, which she credits with helping in her fight against cancer. In 2014, Crayton was diagnosed with stage 3 ...
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    By Bria Nicole Stone NNPA Newswire Even with Advanced Degrees Black women have to work seven extra months to earn what White men were paid in 2016. On average, Black women make 67 cents on the dollar compared to White men. In a recent blog post to mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, researchers at ...