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    By Dianne Anderson What brought down a $1 million settlement from the city of Hesperia and the Sheriff’s department for Black and Latino victims over “crime-free” rental housing policy could set the bar for more settlements to come. Kailin Scott hopes the recent Department Of Justice lawsuit sets a precedent that may open doors, and ...
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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has released a study that found Black Californians are highly engaged with their health care, are active in advocating for their health and have strong and clear opinions about how the healthcare system can be improved. “I think it’s surprising because of the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local volunteers recently gathered for their first semi-normal, human-based event in well over a year, dutifully spaced six feet apart in chairs doing breakout sessions with groups of real people. It was a reality check for Reena Carrol, and interesting to hear some of the comments from those attending. “They were – ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Chipping away at institutional racism is not so much about applying pressure as such, but Dr. Fred Calhoun likes to think of it more as a process of encouraging diversity, which is his goal with Orange County educational systems. Sometimes, it could be a meet and greet to talk about the solution. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Like a lot of people growing up in the old school under heavy-handed parents, a pop upside the head was considered par for the course. But for Andrea Robert, 15 years of child abuse left her with a brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, which has led her to tell everyone she meets ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Over the past 41 years that Dr. Vicki Mabry-Height has been practicing medicine, she’s seen her share of discrimination, but she decided that it was about time to stand up. That was 12 long years ago. Since then, Mabry-Height’s discrimination court case has dragged through the endless twists and turns of the ...
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    By Charlene Crowell As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised if elected that deregulation of the federal government would be an administration priority. Soon after taking the oath of office, he issued an executive order requiring that all departments and agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every one new regulation proposed. In some cases, ...