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    By Dianne Anderson Lifelong student debt and systemic barriers are just two reasons why a lot of Black students have been turning to education options outside of California, particularly the HBCUs This weekend, Ingrid Johnson is hosting a booth where many parents and scholars in her program will attend the 23rd Annual Los Angeles Black ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black inventors, doctors, engineers and mathematicians have inspired and shaped the entire planet since the dawn of humankind, which was enough realization to spark a lifelong inspiration for history speaker Jamaal Brown. This month, Brown is hitting 13 events at schools and campuses across SoCal for Black History Month, including Santa Ana ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Even if he wanted to, it would have been impossible for Dwayne Shipp not to participate in Orange County’s Black History Parade when he was growing up. After all, his mother, Helen M. Shipp, started it. He was still too young to grasp what it meant to ride the giant float back ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Martin Luther King, Jr National Day of Service on-site events have canceled out as Omicron picks up speed, but local nonprofits are determined to mask and glove up for the community to honor the slain civil rights leader in all he represents. In the Inland Empire, local activist Trudy Coleman said that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local Black Democratic leaders are doing all they can to strengthen their base, to recruit and groom more Black candidates in hopes of laddering up for higher political positions. Considering the failed Trump coup this time last year, nothing should be left to chance going into the coming election. Tustin Mayor Letitia ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some seniors like Warren Bussey, while not to be confused with Warren Buffet, have made a great living well into the golden age, comfortable in his retirement pension, having spent decades as a successful local businessman. The Orange County Heritage Council recently helped draw recognition and a proclamation for Mr. Bussey, a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson No one really understood HIV in the early days of the virus, how it acted. Medical professionals couldn’t even predict how the bodies were going to be after death. As a mortician, Margo Malone recalls how they treated HIV much the same way as with the start of COVID-19 pandemic. Back then, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Going into the 2024 election, it seems like voters have a jump on time, but not so fast. Despite an overwhelming trail of contempt charges, it looks like Trump supporters are pushing for a replay of the last Administration, and that worries Darlene Futrel, president of the Orange County National Action Network. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson When pondering the high demand for Black artistic creative types in Orange County, Debora Wondercheck need not look far. Her recent production, “Once on This Island, Jr.” portrayed a more culturally enlightened version of Hans Christian Anderson’s original, conversely featuring the complexities of how a dark-skinned Haitian girl falls in love with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Of all the skills that Tony Williams believes helped him traverse the hardest places of his youth, discernment tops his list, thanks to many caring mentors and coaches along the way. Growing up in Compton and through his high school years in Inglewood during the 80s seemed hopeless, everything was all about ...