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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 ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media  The California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE) will hold its fourth annual conference in a virtual setting this year. Scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13, the statewide conference will be centered on the theme “Blueprint for Educational Equity.” Organizers say attendees can look forward ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nothing could be better to help local Black nonprofits make a direct positive impact in their communities than making sure that the CARES Act dollars flowing down to the city of Long Beach get into the right hands. Recently, the city announced that new funding is coming soon, and they are eager ...
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    Cherina Betters has been selected as the new chief of Equity and Access for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS), County Superintendent Ted Alejandre announced. “Cherina has extensive experience in our region in supporting students, schools and districts in the areas of equity and access,” Alejandre said. “With our office, she will lead ...