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    By Dianne Anderson Two job openings and a plethora of choices for all unemployed Americans sound like great odds for everyone, except for the historically last hired and first fired. The latest data still needs to be disaggregated, but as far as Dr. Nosakhere Thomas can see, his center’s pre-apprentices were dealing with greater challenges ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not a hair out of place when casting out the solid bronze bust of Kamala Harris meant painstaking work for artist and sculptor Bernard Edmonds, who always labors over the eyes, the nose and the mouth. From hours and hours of studying faces, learning the nuances by memory, nothing escapes his senses, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Creative artsy types and nonprofits that are not in-the-know about how to go after up to $100,000 in grants may find the process intimidating, but a new project wants to help smooth the way. Coming up no later than January, listening sessions will open up to help simplify the approach to get ...
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    $980 savings for health care coverage and $200 for prescription drugs  Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that families in the Inland Empire will soon see more affordable prescription drugs and lower health insurance premiums because of key provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act: extending Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax credits and allowing Medicare to negotiate directly ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles This past Friday, the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency joined forces with both Riverside and San Bernardino County at the first annual Inland Empire Workforce Development Summit. “I can assure you… that the Inland Empire is a very serious priority for Secretary Palugyai and Gov. Gavin Newsom,” said Dr. Angelo ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In a perfect world with her perfect five-star customer ratings, Deanna Margarith’s video arcade should have had standing room only. Her virtual reality family center was drawing the little kids, the bigger kids and adults all to the same space for high-quality fun and games. Margarith, a local Black business owner, was ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Henry L. Hooks, the Precinct Reporter’s own veteran photojournalist, realized his love of close-ups and Kodachrome back in the Air Force, where he was first handed a “TM 1-219 training manual for photography” and told to shoot. Spanning decades, Hooks will be remembered for his award-winning portfolio that drove the perspective of ...
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    By Eliz Coleman Dowdy, Staff Writer After the weekend celebration of thanksgiving, the Inland Empire awakened to the news that our famed photographer, Henry Hooks, had transitioned Friday, November 26. For over five decades, Henry Hooks showcased the African American community’s social events, weddings, proms, cotillions, and the first building of New Hope Missionary Baptist ...
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    By Timothy Lewis People of all backgrounds have captured the narrative of police brutality on video, but what is often overlooked is the mistreatment of incarcerated individuals in the criminal justice system. The Riverside chapter of the NAACP held a prison reform town hall recently in partnership with Riverside Justice Table and other activist organizations. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Fear of needles, among other things, didn’t stop Dr. Mildred Henry from being first in line at Community Hospital of San Bernardino to get her first COVID-19 shot recently. Any hesitation she might have felt was offset by watching the rise of the daily death toll, lately about 2,400 a day in ...