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    By Stacy M. Brown Vice President Kamala Harris recently announced the Women in the Sustainable Economy (WISE) Initiative, which the White House says supports the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All.” Its goal is to strengthen women’s economic empowerment globally. The initiative contains over $900 million ...
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    By Charlene Crowell   While the 1963 March on Washington brought more than 200,000 Americans to the nation’s capital in a historic call for jobs and economic justice, an event billed as a ‘continuation’ – not a commemoration will take place August 26 at the Lincoln Memorial. Co-sponsored by the National Action Network and the Drum Major Institute, organizers will focus on continuing the age-old fight for democracy, social justice, and civil ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Competition is always stiff for small mom and pop nonprofits just trying to survive, partly due to the maze of scattered grant information, or they don’t know where to look and how to access funding. Equity is the big buzzword since the fallout of the pandemic that spurred billions in federal funding ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nonprofits that are still unclear about the many millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funds that have come down, and are yet to come, should start getting ahead of the crowd for the next round of applications this new fiscal year. In Riverside County, CID/ARPA distribution is front and center ...
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    By McKenzie Jackson California Black Media Black women in the Golden State trail behind their counterparts from other ethnic groups in median wealth and a lower percentage of them have obtained higher education degrees. Black mothers and their babies have mortality rates that surpass women from other racial and ethnic backgrounds. California Black Women’s Collective ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Felicia Alexander may be relatively new to the San Bernardino Unified School Board, but generally speaking, the school board is not new to her. With both parents as teachers, her childhood was steeped in the educational tradition, and school board meetings were the typical dinner-time conversation. Her mother was an educator for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As far as definitions go, at various points in history slavery was considered legal, as was Jim Crow “colored only” access, voting restrictions, lynchings targeting Blacks, and segregated schools and jobs. Students at the University of California, Irvine School of Law will soon be mulling over such erudite questions around societal law, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If Black students can benefit from their fair share of the latest COVID Relief funding, then some relief may be in store from the academically, social-emotionally barren year. Summer school programs are set to open in real time, and Long Beach educators hope to see students back in their traditional classrooms as ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Ballots are dropping by the thousands this week in Riverside, picking up speed ahead of the June 8 Election. Both Black City Council candidates are pressing forward for their constituents, concerned about cleaning up city pollution, getting folks into housing, addressing traffic and safety, and strengthening revenue streams for future projects. Anthony ...
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    By Bo Tefu California Black Media Business and Labor leaders are joining hands with women working in male-dominated industries in California, stepping up their participation in the fight for gender in the state. They say the time is now to advocate for equal pay for women. According to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), women ...