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    By Dianne Anderson All those wanting to step out of their shell and into effective leadership are invited to check-in and learn from some of the top Black female leaders and experts in Orange County An upcoming Amplify event offers a rare opportunity in virtual space to connect and network. Dr. Shelley Henderson said the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black Wall Street, an area around Greenwood Ave. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 41 years after slavery was a burgeoning community, home to about 10,000 Black professionals, business owners, luxury shops with over $200 million circulating through the local economy. Doctors, homeowners, newspapers, taxis, people from all walks of life contributed their expertise to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Seems like small businesses and independent contractors everywhere are asking that same question – Got money? Free or super cheap money in the form of grants doesn’t have to be paid, and right now, small businesses can’t lose. “The percentage rate is a ridiculous low,” said Kim “Kat” Shepherd, chapter chair with ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Wearing both hats as Tustin Mayor and a city council member, Letitia Clark is ready to roll on her goals, most of which entails tackling the same urgent issues facing cities across the nation in the months ahead. First on her agenda is being as proactive as possible with the recovery from ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For first year UCI super-starter student Ryan McNichols, campus life is a bit of a time management balancing act, but it’s nothing that he can’t handle. As he carries a full load toward his MBA while working full time at night, much of his spare time is dedicated to the success of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Decades of dedication have not gone unnoticed for teachers that will be honored for their hard work at this year’s annual International Educators’ Hall of Fame Community Dreamer Award. This year, the event pays tribute to 22 outstanding inductees from six different countries. Many of the trailblazers are long retired, but they ...
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    By Dianne Anderson This time of year, the Orange County Section of NCNW usually runs a myriad of community outreach festivities with accolades of appreciation for the many strong Black women who have devoted their entire lives to the cause. That didn’t happen this year Because of the virus, their organization had to put many ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It can take decades to develop a keen ear and music appreciation for jazzy genres, but not for the young aficionados of New Hope Presbyterian Church. They’re chiming in, putting a new spin on timeless choral tunes that may not be coming from their generation, but they got the beat. Reggie Goodjoin, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson There is a little less anxiety about getting basic needs to to the community than at the start of the pandemic, but food distribution is still a far cry from the family-friendly delivery model that Mark Lowry remembers. There was a time when food baskets and boxes were given away with a ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Trump Make American Great Again supporters were out full force last month in Yorba Linda where they closed in on the car of one of the members of the Urban Organizers Coalition as she fled for safety. During the Caravan 4 Justice anti-racism rally, available footage shows Trump’s side protesters converged on ...