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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The D.C.-based research and advocacy nonprofit, The Sentencing Project, has debunked a widespread narrative that youth crime has exploded during the pandemic. In a new report released on Tuesday, June 14, the group said it found scarce evidence of a new youth-led crime wave. The report ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Having scaled the Primary hurdles, the top two vote-getter candidates are now facing off against their challengers in the next leg of their run toward the November General Election. Vice Mayor Rex Richardson — Mayor of Long Beach For Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, his primary win speaks to the spirit of unity ...
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    Over 6 million people aged 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s in the United States, and Black Americans individuals are 2.5 times as likely as older Whites to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. While there is currently no prevention, treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Teens and youth are hitting the streets in a good way this summer honing their multimedia skills, and activating their storytelling abilities all while spotlighting what they feel are the best things going on in their own neighborhoods. “My Hood, My City” program is now reaching out for participation from Long Beach ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Juneteenth is in full swing like never before with back-to-back local events to choose from, but organizers say it’s more than just good times and good eats. Hundreds have already registered for a June 18 event at San Bernardino Valley College, just one of numerous events popping up. Expect something for the ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media One year to the day since making its historic debut, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans delivered its anticipated interim report to the California legislature. Responding to the release, Black reparations activists are encouraging Black Californians to read the report and ...
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    Republicans Must Stop Using It By Ben Jealous The young man who murdered 10 people in Buffalo, New York on May 14, was out to kill Black people. He chose a grocery store because he wanted to leave the local Black community in fear of going about their daily lives. These evil actions were motivated ...
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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 Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media African American water experts are joining state officials calling on Californians to conserve as much water as possible in preparation for an abnormally dry summer ahead. California is in year three of a drought that scientists have called the driest in the history of the state. “Look at ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent On the first anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd, President Joe Biden invited the slain Black man’s family to the White House. At the time, Biden expressed optimism that the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would become law. That didn’t happen. On the ...