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    The League of Women Voters, San Bernardino celebrated their 48th annual Citizens of Achievement and Civic Engagement Ceremony honoring community leaders and organizations on Sunday, October 8, at the Sterling Natural Resource Center in Highland. Honorees included Francine Cepeda Blacksher, founder of Pacific Islander Graduate Recognition Program; Dr. Jenna Cortez-Aguirre, St. Mary’s Ballet Folklorico of ...
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    By Peter White Despite new laws to keep people from voting and gerrymandering election districts to take away the power of minority communities, the Republican “red wave” that pollsters predicted ahead of last week’s midterms didn’t happen. Ethnic Media Services debriefed six experts on their reactions to the election results and what should be done ...
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    By Ben Jealous When Charles Diggs, Jr., won election to Congress in Michigan’s 13th District in 1954, he launched nearly seven decades in which the city of Detroit had at least one Black member of Congress. That’s likely to change this year. Because of redistricting, Detroit no longer has majority-Black congressional districts. And in the first primary ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s the last few days before the primaries and activists are trying to get voters energized to cast their ballot, which doesn’t even require a single stamp. In other words, people have to almost go out of their way these days to avoid voting. Just pen in the circles, walk it in ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent With President Joe Biden’s tanking approval rating and the failure by Democrats to push through vital legislation, political preferences in the United States have taken a shift. A new Gallup poll released on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day revealed that Americans’ political party preferences dramatically ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local Black Democratic leaders are doing all they can to strengthen their base, to recruit and groom more Black candidates in hopes of laddering up for higher political positions. Considering the failed Trump coup this time last year, nothing should be left to chance going into the coming election. Tustin Mayor Letitia ...
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    By Ben Jealous Republicans in the U.S. Senate just gave us some clarity about where their party wants to take this country. It’s not pretty, and it’s not popular, which is why they’ve put so much effort into taking over the federal courts. Republican senators refused for the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency to ...
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    By Ben Jealous Just weeks before Election Day, with millions of people voting already, the Black vote is being attacked from every angle. After the Supreme Court’s conservatives gutted important parts of the Voting Rights Act a few years ago, many states controlled by right-wing Republicans went wild imposing restrictions on voter registration and voting. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Incumbent Gwendolyn Dowdy Rodgers Chances are education and the way students learn will not return to the way things were before COVID, and  no doubt there is plenty of room for improvement in the months ahead. Gwendolyn Dowdy Rodgers feels it’s important to dig deeper into current hindrances to learning, and be ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Rev. Dr. Monrow Mabon never likes to brag about money, but in his lifetime, he has managed to sustain a lucrative lifestyle in his humble retirement, while taking his family on regular vacations and buying great Christmas presents for his twelve grandkids every year. But it’s not by accident. Economic planning, whether ...