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    By Dianne Anderson Students and community are delving deeper into discussions across a spectrum of contemplative issues as Black History Month celebrations pack the calendar to inspire. At Cal State University Long Beach, the breakout of cultural highlights starts Friday, February 3. Students are invited to a presentation by the Black Student Union Elders Association ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The devastating video of Memphis police officers rehearsing their excuse for their deadly use of force even as Tyre Nichols’ near lifeless body lay just steps away painted a horrifying, if not entirely clear, portrait of five cops who murdered a man for no apparent reason ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media The California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans decided at the two-day meeting on the campus of San Diego State University that it would support legislation that extends the panel until July 1, 2024. After an 8-0 vote with one abstention, the task ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Students will have one less thing to worry about this year at Long Beach City College, what with all the free food, free laptops, free transportation, all to help them keep their minds focused on what’s important – their studies. The clock is ticking on financial aid FAFSA or California Dream Act ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Suicide rising among Black boys and men is a hard conversation to have, seemingly harder if the answer requires more money to Black organizations to provide community-based resources, and the political will to get it done. Mental health providers are calling on community participation to shed light on some of the reasons ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (RIPA Board) released its annual report on policing in December. It revealed that People “perceived as Black were searched at 2.2 times the rate of people” appearing as White. Additionally, law enforcement officers in the state searched a total of 6,622 more people perceived as ...
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    By Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Ghana in 1957 to participate in the celebration of the country’s independence from British colonialism. Upon returning home, he delivered a sermon called “The Birth of a New Nation,” and introduced his idea for a post-Jim Crow society in this country. He explained the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everybody who is anybody will converge at the nonprofit Sister Cities International’s first-ever African Regional Summit to network, to talk economic development strategies, and look to make new cultural connections in America. From all corners of the Motherland, dignitaries will arrive in Cape Town, South Africa for the conference that runs February ...
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    By Charlene Crowell On January 16, the nation will mark its 37th national holiday honoring the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968). Across the country observances will chronicle how one man’s efforts pricked the moral conscience of the nation in a lifespan of only 39 years. When he was just 26 and a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Good grades are almost everything, and it all starts with parent engagement, student summer programs, and HBCU tours that are now in full force through the Long Beach Unified School District’s Black Student Achievement Initiative. For Elyssa Taylor-Stewart, testing is on the periphery of successful outcomes for one of her jobs as ...