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    By Dianne Anderson Jermaine Morris has been trying to get an important message across to the Black community in his census outreach through the Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization in recent months. Without the right headcount, he fears the Black community would essentially become invisible for the next ten years, and beyond. When it ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone thinks they want to know what COVID-19 symptoms are like, but Yvonne Peeples says if you have it, you know it. From the beginning, she knew something was wrong. The persistent cough seemed to go away for a while, but come back. She lost her sense of taste and smell, and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Since the pandemic and in the aftermath to come, census outreach workers say it’s crucial to make sure the minimal $675 billion to $1.5 trillion a year in funding gets to areas where it’s needed. A recent Census Household Pulse survey shows nearly half of Americans have lost income due to coronavirus. ...
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    By Charlene Muhammad California Black Media Early data is showing cities in California with some of the hardest-to-count census tracts are among places with above-average U.S. Census response rates so far. Many of them are areas where African Americans live. Invitations to fill out the Census 2020 questionnaire started going out to Californians in mid-March. At the time, the deadline for completion was July 31. But because states across the country issued emergency shutdown ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Much of what Paula Wood does at the community level through her Census outreach, along with her after school programs and summer Freedom School, has been at a slow crawl since Covid-19. At best, trying to reach community and students has been spotty, and the access to technology leaves a lot to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Hundreds of billions of dollars are rolling down from the federal government to deal with Coronavirus, which has African American health advocates watching and waiting for the trickle-down effect. With little or no funding, Black community-based organizations often stand in the gap of health services to help move their community toward scant ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Gregory Scott with the Orange County Community Action Partnership is out scouring some of the harder to reach areas to make sure that nonprofits and community agencies like his own are fully prepared to meet what’s coming down the pike. Getting a true census headcount will enable him to continue to do ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Getting the headcount right for the census is now more important than ever, as low income Black and Brown communities fight to survive through an unequal health care system and the disastrous impact from COVID-19. Depending on how many forms are filled out this time around, an estimated $675 billion each year ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor This year, the Census Bureau is making preparations to complete the huge task of counting everyone in the U.S. The U.S. population is now over 330 million people. Interest groups had just begun to seriously push people to complete CENSUS forms and be counted. CENSUS results decide the ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Kim Kardashian West will likely check “Black or African American” on the US 2020 Census form when marking the race of her children. In several interviews with various media outlets, the famous media personality and businesswoman, who lives in the San Fernando Valley near Calabasas, has said she’s ...