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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media Family members, friends, former colleagues and other loved ones across California were shocked to learn about the passing of former Assemblymember Gwen Moore on Aug. 19. Moore was first elected to the state legislature in 1978 and served for 16 years until 1994, representing California’s 49th district (redistricted and renumbered in 1990 as the 47th district), which currently includes Long Beach, Catalina Island and parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties. While ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A little nudge sometimes can have a big impact. When Dr. Fred Calhoun came on as Orange County NAACP branch president last February, one of his top goals was going after the thing he knew best — the educational system. Soon after taking his seat, he began sending notices to community colleges ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Fans of gamers of the League of Legends, Beyonce, Rihanna, and even Wu-Tang Clan should all be delighted that the Maestro Anthony Parnther is coming to town. With knowledge spanning multiple genres and periods, Parnther is very connected in Hollywood to film and numerous concert audiences, not only as a conductor, but ...
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    DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement: “Last night, Democrats elected the most diverse group of candidates in our party’s history. Voters across the country sent a loud and clear message that our leaders should represent the diversity of our country. “Michelle Lujan Grisham was elected as the first Latina Democratic governor, while Sylvia ...
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    The University of California, Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest publication in higher education addressing diversity and inclusion. The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of ...
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    By Anna Gorman  The Claremont Colleges plans to open a medical school, the fourth new campus designed to produce physicians for parts of Southern California struggling with shortages. Administrators hope many of the graduates will stay to practice medicine in eastern Los Angeles County or the Inland Empire, an ethnically diverse region that encompasses Riverside and ...