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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 Billions upon billions in funding are available from the government to help support small businesses with low-interest loans through the COVID-19 disaster economy. Now the only thing needed is more time and more clarity. Local business professional Vincent McCoy said that this stream of augmented COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funding ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Eleven-year-old Elysian Sanders doesn’t have to think twice about the impact of the 100 Black Men of Long Beach on his personal growth and ethical business prospects. “The best part of this program is being in the program,” he said. “I think it’s a big part is they encourage us to explore ...
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    Businesses to Adjust Within 72 Hours Local officials remind residents to get tested and wear masks to slow the spread The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced today that Riverside County will move back to the state’s purple tier, which is the most restrictive tier that requires several types of businesses and places of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Apparently, voters are not slacking off as drop boxes have sprung up across the nation and are getting a lot of action. As of Tuesday, over nine million early votes have already been cast. By now, everyone should have their ballot with pre-printed barcode, ready to walk it into their County Registrar ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s getting hot outside, and beaches, bikeways and parks all beckon Long Beach residents and vacationing students to come out and play. But for most people, the urgency of recent weeks is more than just a matter of getting out of the house, or even of facing their fear of getting Covid-19. ...
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    By Genoa Barrow, Sacramento Observer He fought tirelessly to secure economic opportunities for African Americans throughout the state and beyond and now, after a long battle with cancer, he’s at rest. Aubry Stone, founder and CEO of the California Black Chamber of Commerce died Nov. 28. He was 74 years old. Stone, affectionately referred to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Artists will soon get the chance to sit at the foot of Zeus to unleash their inner muse, which, when its done right also adds up to more money. Upcoming, free mentoring events hosted by renowned artist Charles Bibbs will be held in Los Angeles and is now opening registration. Bibbs’ project, ...
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    By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President and CEO, NNPA Amid the rush to comprehend the ramifications of a full-scale international trade war initiated by the errant and backward tariff policies of the Trump Administration, there are results of the tariffs that need to be challenged by Black America. The financial sustainability of the Black ...