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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent With President Joe Biden’s tanking approval rating and the failure by Democrats to push through vital legislation, political preferences in the United States have taken a shift. A new Gallup poll released on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day revealed that Americans’ political party preferences dramatically ...
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    By Dianne Anderson What started as a call to action for an accurate Census count is now winding down through the final stage to close out the redistricting process that determines who gets elected and where the money goes. For the Black community, battered by the pandemic economy, the redistricting maps have been about getting ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Teens and parents are invited to join up and talk out their problems, but especially if they don’t think they have a problem, which was true for Maleka Chris throughout her growing years. Chris said she didn’t realize that she was the problem behind her choices that were causing more problems. It ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Martin Luther King, Jr National Day of Service on-site events have canceled out as Omicron picks up speed, but local nonprofits are determined to mask and glove up for the community to honor the slain civil rights leader in all he represents. In the Inland Empire, local activist Trudy Coleman said that ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media On Jan. 8, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he is proposing a $2.7 billion investment to boost the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. The request is included in the state budget Gov. Newsom is sending to the State Legislature this week. He is asking lawmakers to take action on it ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media The Monday after Christmas, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shortened its COVID-19 quarantine recommendation by half. That same day, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Twitter that California will follow suit, recommending a five-day isolation period instead of the state’s former guidance of 10 days. “California ...
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    Vice Mayor Rex Richardson has declared his candidacy to be the next Long Beach Mayor. “Long Beach provided me with an opportunity to put down roots, build a family, and spend every day making our community a better place for every resident,” stated Richardson. “I’ve seen the results of what happens when neighbors come together ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media An advocacy group that fights for fair political representation of African Americans in California says it is pleased with the results of the state’s recent redistricting process. Last year, the California Black Census and Redistricting Hub coalition, a.k.a. the Black Hub, led a grassroots initiative to ensure the ...
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    By Nsenga K. Burton NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor In 2021, the box-office did not disappoint with outstanding films on the big screen and streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple TV +. Films like Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, Denzel Washington’s A Journal for Jordan, Ridley’s Scott’s House of ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Long before Nelson Mandela won his freedom from 27 years of imprisonment fighting apartheid in South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu earned the moniker “the nation’s conscience.” White and Black residents of the popular African nation lauded the bishop for his relentless fight to unite races and ...