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    Changes Require Strict COVID-19 Safety Guidelines The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for private gatherings consisting of no more than three households in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and are in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s go-time for voters now at just a little over two weeks before the big day. Long Beach voters still not registered for this historic election may want to step up their civic pace before time slips away. Monday, October 19, is the last day for online voter registration. Mail it, or ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media     California is expanding aid and protections to health care workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues through two new laws and an executive order.    Late last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that orders new actions on health care in response to the pandemic.    The order allows public health ...
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    By Dr. Maulana Karenga In the midst of the pandemic of COVID 19, the ongoing pathology of racist oppression and lying imposed as a way of life, the sacred charge to us by our honored foremother, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6), to constantly question and radically transform America is both urgent and enduringly relevant. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Through the maze of national political twists and turns, there is a local sense of urgency among candidates and legislators at recent virtual forums held by the NAACP and 100 Black Men of Long Beach. Everyone, it seems, agrees that voters must get their ballots signed sealed and delivered, and don’t wait. ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent On Jan. 21, 2011, former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was sentenced to four and a half years in federal prison for perjury and obstruction of justice because he lied under oath about his use of torture to extract confessions from numerous criminal suspects, overwhelmingly Black ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media  In the wake of recent calls to shift responsibility for non-violent intervention away from police departments, lawmakers and community advocates around California are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign AB 2054, also known as the CRISES Act.  CRISES is an acronym for Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed the state’s historic reparations bill into law. Assembly Bill (AB) 3121 moves descendants of enslaved Americans one step closer to getting restitution for centuries of free labor and legal discrimination that followed it, supporters say. But Black Californians who may qualify for ...
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    Now more than ever, California’s Black community and other communities of color need accurate news to make certain that our families are educated about their health and their rights during COVID-19 and the current uprisings. Black media and other ethnic media outlets play a key role — and right now, they need support to continue ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Watching a parent or grandparent lose their memory and their judgment is hard enough, but for family members that step up to the task of the caretaker, it can cause burnout, fatigue, and financial burden. Like other health areas, Alzheimer’s strikes the Black and Brown community harder, with obstacles to access help. ...