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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The Food and Drug Administration has granted permission for a second COVID-19 booster shot – a fourth for those already receiving the additional dose. The authorization is for individuals 50 and older, which health officials said would provide extra protection for the most vulnerable population if ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Thousands of struggling renters and homeowners are now in a mad rush to get their applications in the queue to keep a roof over their heads. There is no time to waste. March 31 is the hard deadline. Some renters are behind by several thousands of dollars, and many are up against ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A recent Forwarding the Sixth Vision Plan drew input on priorities from community members across the Sixth District of Long Beach, now neatly compiled within a 134-page report highlighting the tough challenges, and hopeful solutions. Of the top concerns expressed in the report, 22% of the community said street cleanliness and public ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media On Equal Pay Day last week, First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom addressed the gender and race wage gap in the U.S. and the state, as the federal government announced similar plans. “In [California], we have some of the strongest pay laws in the nation, but women ...
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    New law takes effect to end “surprise” medical bills By Charlene Crowell A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finds that the nation’s healthcare system is supported by an infrastructure of billing, payments, collections, and credit reporting that is fraught with commonplace mistakes. At the same time, patients encounter difficulty in getting ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At different junctures along the way, Robbie Butler couldn’t figure out why she wasn’t getting appointed to a commission in the city of Long Beach, even though she had a long presence in the community But as any Delta Sigma Theta Sorority member would do, she decided to take the initiative and ...
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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media As gas and food prices continue to shoot up at a rapid clip, Californians might be hit with sticker shock from another bill that skyrockets later this year: their health insurance premiums. According to officials at Covered California, monthly premiums for insurance coverage could jump by as much as ...
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    CA Reparations Task Force By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Dr. Carolyn Roberts, a professor at Yale University, provided to the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans detailed descriptions, both verbal and visual, of the horrific experiences Africans endured during the transatlantic slave trade. A historian of medicine ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Meetings with over 15 pastors that are part of the Long Beach Ministerial Alliance, and pastors around the nation continue standing together in prayer and forgiveness as local Pastor Ivan Pitts now recovers from a recent stabbing. The February 24 violent rampage that happened in the driveway of Pastor Pitts’ home in ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent America – and most notably Black America – is back to work, declared President Joe Biden as he announced one of the most robust job reports in modern times. “History has been made here,” the president declared. The economy created 467,000 jobs in January, and the ...