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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media Family members, friends, former colleagues and other loved ones across California were shocked to learn about the passing of former Assemblymember Gwen Moore on Aug. 19. Moore was first elected to the state legislature in 1978 and served for 16 years until 1994, representing California’s 49th district (redistricted and renumbered in 1990 as the 47th district), which currently includes Long Beach, Catalina Island and parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties. While ...
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    Washington, DC – The African American Research Collaborative (AARC) in partnership with the NAACP and the Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) at Yale School of Medicine presented new polling detailing the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on African American communities this week. The poll is the first of its kind, with a deep dive into how ...
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    By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor This year, the Census Bureau is making preparations to complete the huge task of counting everyone in the U.S. The U.S. population is now over 330 million people. Interest groups had just begun to seriously push people to complete CENSUS forms and be counted. CENSUS results decide the ...
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    Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4150 Chicago Avenue in Riverside as the “Woodie Rucker-Hughes Post Office Building.” “I am thrilled to be honoring the life of an icon by renaming the Riverside Post Office after Woodie Rucker-Hughes,” said Rep. Mark Takano. “Woodie spent ...
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    By Charlene Crowell From its founding in 1909 to today, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has endured as a vital advocacy organization dedicated to freedom and justice for all. From July 20-24, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization’s annual convention met for the 110th time in Detroit’s Cobo Hall. ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, the 15-year-old high school student who was punched and had his head slammed against the concrete by law enforcement officers last month, joined his attorney and several prominent civil rights activists in a peaceful demonstration in Florida to denounce police brutality. Rolle and others chanted, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It may come as no surprise that the recently installed Orange County Branch NAACP President Dr. Fred C. Calhoun has his sights set on getting more African American representation of teachers into local school districts, colleges and universities. In his new seat, he is ready to tackle some of the harder to ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. “Because of the riots in Springfield, that brought about serious conversations and meetings about starting an organization, a national organization, that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A lot of hard-working volunteers have given time and talent through the decades at the San Bernardino branch of the NAACP, sometimes facing the most intense community concerns of any city in the nation. John Futch, newly elected president of the local branch, said over the years the organization has maintained its ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The FBI has released it’s 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since 2016. In 2017 there were 8,493 victims and 6,307 known offenders. By comparison there were 7,509 victims and 5,727 known offenders in 2016, according to the data. “This report is a ...