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    By Dianne Anderson When it comes down to what’s good for the Black community and the function of the ministry in lifting up the people, Rev. Frank Jackson says it’s important not to forget about the money. At times, he takes flack for his strong focus on wealth acquisition and preservation, but without it, he ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Disabled kids, kids of color, those that dress or talk or walk differently than other students usually make easy targets for bullying. Star Simmons should know. Her advocacy for disabled students and parents has spanned decades with the fight for resources that began with her own now grown disabled kids. She said ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Perhaps not coincidentally, Rev. Dr. Ralph Williamson received word of his new appointment to lead Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine just as he was hanging out with his good friend Rev. Mark Whitlock at their big annual AME church conference. Of the two, Rev. Whitlock served the longest as senior ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s no secret that too many African American kids are lagging far behind their peers well into high school, an issue that starts from early formative years, and at least some of the problem with economics at its base. African American moms often work two jobs, and many kids these days are ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Thanksgiving isn’t just a feel-good moment for Robert Flournoy and friends. He says he passed that stage over 20 years ago. “Now it’s the passion to do it, and the drive to accomplish it,” said Flournoy, founder and director of the nonprofit Loaves and Fishes X 10. It could be said that ...