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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 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 Dianne Anderson MLK Day was always more than just a fun day from as far back as Susan Jacobs can remember. As a personal protest against the system that was fighting against making MLK Day a federal holiday, her mom kept both her and her sister out of school. Instead, they went out to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black people once more are taking the brunt of racist attacks and incidents at two to four times higher than all other groups in Los Angeles County, topping the charts at an alarming rate of hatred not seen in 19 years. Community leaders came together last week to discuss the recent Los ...
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    By McKenzie Jackson California Black Media When hip hop icon and fashion designer Kanye West wore a black, long-sleeved shirt with “WHITE LIVES MATTER” emblazoned on the backside in white block letters at his Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Oct. 3, it started a national conversation on racism that intensified four days later when ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Voter ballots haven’t been fully tallied yet,  which is just a formality now for Rex Richardson, who is ready to take the  Long Beach Mayor’s seat following Tuesday’s concession of Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price. Throughout the race, he continued to hold a strong lead against Price.  As of Tuesday, November 15, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Midterm election ballots have arrived, probably still sitting on the countertop waiting to be penned in, mailed out or walked into the county elections office anytime between now and November 8 at 8:00 p.m. Never before has it been easier to get out the vote. Even those that forgot to register will ...
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    Habitat for Humanity By Dianne Anderson Those who think they can’t afford a house right now might want to think again. Habitat for Humanity L.A. recently finished its 10-home development, “Millennium Homes” on 14th Street between Pine and Pacific Ave., with new families set to move in by year’s end. Next up, Dinesa Thomas-Whitman said ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Mothers may cringe at the thought, but so many swallow their pride anyway to turn for help from every available resource, food stamps and state programs, whatever it takes to take care of the kids. Toi Nichols gets it. Always a hard worker since she was 15 years old, Nichols experienced that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Food prices are keeping pace with the soaring cost of rent, making dinner out of reach for many families as they turn to nonprofits for help. But nonprofits are also searching for ways to feed the people, and they turn to Food Finders, which in 2019 rescued 12 million pounds, and in ...