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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Black Americans have enjoyed an enduring bond with Africa and their brothers and sisters living on the Continent, with many U.S.-based civil rights agencies, clergy members, and African American organizations taking a keen interest in the welfare of citizens in the 55-nation motherland. While the world ...
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    By Dianne Anderson By the time Antoinette Greer had breast cancer surgery, she was justifiably angry. Like a lot of Black women, her doctor brushed off her concerns and a request for a biopsy after she discovered an unusually thick breast mass — something they said was calcification and they should just watch and wait. ...
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    Four Los Angeles County-based organizations will partner to catalyze economic growth for ‘open air’ businesses owned by Black and Latina women across the county JPMorgan Chase announced a three-year, $5 million commitment to support the Open Air Economy Collaborative, a partnership of local community organizations including Inclusive Action for the City (IAC), California Reinvestment Coalition ...
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    Long Beach Forward announced it is officially an independent incorporated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization allowing it to deepen its work to develop low income residents and communities of color into leaders and community organizers, in order to make a long lasting impact on growing health and equity needs that will continue to impact generations to come. ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Officials in Sacramento and Washington frequently point to the low unemployment rate in the state and around the country as proof that the U.S. economy has recovered from the downturn experienced during the global COVID-19 crisis. But the total unemployment rate for Black Californians seems stuck at almost ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Most people would think twice before reaching out to pull notorious archenemies, the Bloods, the Crips, the Insanes and the Rolling 20’s, all together for a day of hamburgers, hotdogs and three different jumpies. Admittedly, Rev. Dr. Gerald Johnson said it’s not the easiest population to deal with, but there’s not much ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media A day after the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans decided who would be eligible for compensation, the nine-member panel approved a framework for calculating how much should be paid — and for which offenses — to individuals who are Black descendants of ...
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    By Isadore Hall Special to California Black Media Partners Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first new Alzheimer’s disease therapy since 2003. For the six million-plus people living with the fatal disease in the United States, the availability of a medicine designed to treat the underlying cause of their ailment was ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Community advocate Keith Lilly is not wasting any time lately getting his applications submitted to tap some free grants under American Rescue Plan dollars that continue to flow down to Long Beach nonprofits. But this round of free money has a short shelf life. Deadline to apply is April 15. He said ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media After a first vote failed, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans decided that lineage will determine who will be eligible for reparations. During the first session of the eighth, two-day meeting, five members of the task force voted in favor of ...