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    By Dianne Anderson To help the community get vaxxed and local businesses back on track, the Tustin Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Families Together nonprofit to provide parts of Orange County with over 40,000 jabs, and counting. The health clinic took their act on the road when they saw the growing need to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson California businesses – those left standing – may pick up speed as the state soon reopens without the outdoor mask mandate, and a promise of more money for those that apply through May 31 for round two of PPP loans. Robert “Bobby” McDonald, Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County President, said ...
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    By Dianne Anderson One rule of thumb that always seems to hold true is the “last hired, first fired” syndrome, meaning Blacks typically make up twice the unemployment rate as whites. The pandemic has intensified that impact, but it could be easing up a bit lately as larger companies are specifically looking to hire people ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Now that half of all Americans have figured out that the COVID-19 vaccine is not so scary after all, some health systems are stepping up the pace by doing whatever it takes to get the community in for the shot. For CalOptima, that means up to $50 in gift cards for their ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Just about every cancer known to science – breast cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, uterus cancer, prostate cancer – provided a loud wake-up call for Ramona Lawson, and survivors within her family circle. Remembering those who died has changed the family’s approach to life, health and diet. “Some of us have become ...
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    Orange County District 2 Supervisor Katrina Foley has announced the appointment of Debbie E. Lumpkin as her Chief of Staff. “I’m delighted to welcome Ms. Lumpkin as our new chief of staff,” confirmed Supervisor Foley (District Two). “She brings a wealth of experience into the Second District, particularly around workforce development, and contracting and support for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Rumors on the street before last weekend’s KKK-sponsored White Lives Matter rally in Huntington Beach was that Tory Johnson’s Black Lives Matter organization would show up with guns, looking to start trouble. It’s precisely those kinds of lies that can cost more lives. He was so concerned that he contacted the Huntington ...
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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 ...