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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media The NAACP commissioned millennial and minority-owned public opinion research company HIT Strategies to analyze Black voter engagement and explore trends and devise strategies to reach voters on the issues that they care about.  They found that Black voters are far from being a monolith – though they have many ...
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    New EPA National Office By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent For the better part of a month, National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. traveled back and forth to North Carolina. Chavis helped spearhead plans and events in observance of the 40th anniversary of the Warren County ...
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    By Solomon O. Smith California Black Media As part of a broad civic education initiative, High School Voters Registration Week, California Secretary of State Shirley Nash Weber has been traveling across the state encouraging young people to register to vote. High School Voter Registration Week occurs in the last weeks of April and September and ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The nine member California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans convened in Los Angeles at the California Science Center for its tenth meeting on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. The meeting opened with comments from the public with speakers passionately delivering their views ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For as much as can be expected in the midterms, voters seem energized in the biggest election in Long Beach since 2014, with the Mayor’s race probably drawing the most attention. And as most political pundits agree, all politics is local. Two current council members are running for Mayor, three council seats ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Food prices are keeping pace with the soaring cost of rent, making dinner out of reach for many families as they turn to nonprofits for help. But nonprofits are also searching for ways to feed the people, and they turn to Food Finders, which in 2019 rescued 12 million pounds, and in ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The Divine 9, the historically Black fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council led by Phi Beta Sigma, are joining forces to save the lives of Black women. In a news release, the influential organization said it would launch “Tell Somebody,” a public service campaign emphasizing the profoundly disproportionate ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent For the first time, research has revealed tangible evidence demonstrating how decades of systemic inequities in mental healthcare have yielded significantly worse outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities, marginalized and under-resourced populations. Released on Sept. 7 by Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson More people are open about domestic violence lately and sometimes there’s more action around policy, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to relax. Looking around Long Beach, the Women’s Shelter has seen a spike in demand for women with children trying to escape domestic violence, especially since COVID and the end of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Before there were laptops, and back when there was plenty of affordable food to go around, seniors would welcome a friendly face and an old-fashioned knock at the door to see if they needed any help. Today, reaching the sick and the shut-ins with vital life-saving information can be as easy as ...