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    The Precinct Reporter recently observed 54 years of continuous publication. It is quite a milestone for a newspaper dedicated to telling the story of the Black community and keeping it informed about available resources and issues of the day. However, the Precinct Reporter may not exist much longer! The media landscape has changed dramatically, actually ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not so long ago, there was a time when women could barely access business counseling, let alone access loans. Joelle Passerello with the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center said things have come a long way since entrepreneur Mike Stull founded their program to help women get a break. Since 2003, the IEWBC ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Dr. April Clay and a colleague recently got a taste of what local Black parents go through on a daily basis. Walking into one school district office, they were mistaken as parents and received less than a warm welcome, until they identified themselves as consultants on site to attend a planned meeting. ...
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    By getting their hands a little dirty, Rose Lewis’ students at Etiwanda High School are learning some valuable lessons – about potential career opportunities, the future of the planet and even life itself. Now, with the help of a $5,000 grant, she’ll soon be able to turn a community garden program she started from scratch ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Anthony Daniels is one of the small minority of Black male public school teachers in the country, and he has a good reason why. He never saw a Black male teacher until the eighth grade. Growing up in San Bernardino came with its share of social and academic challenges, but he was ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Direct voter action these days depends a lot on the demographic. To the millennials – an age group that hardly ever picks up their phone –  it could mean texting for democracy. For some, it may mean picking up signs in protest. For others, it could be pursuing a party delegate to ...
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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 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Top-level engineering degrees are always good paying, but for all those who may have missed that train, entry-level solar energy offers a living wage for a few months investment of time. GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar contractor and jobs training organization, is making renewable energy accessible to local low-income communities of color. ...
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    For the third time, Cal State San Bernardino will welcome back around 250-300 male African-American and Latino 10th graders on Friday, May 4, for the annual Black and Brown Conference. The conference began when these young men — who come from five Inland Empire school districts in Colton, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino and Victorville — were ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Derek Williams is unapologetically chief. It’s not the worst job in the world, but even as his heart was set on joining the police force after he served in the military, his inner family circle heavily advised against it. Getting into police work is not without its challenges, but probably none so ...