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    By Dianne Anderson Duke Givens is talking trash again. So far, he’s collected close to 800,000 pounds of trash in the past two years, and the homeless have all done it by hand. It’s how he goes about his daily rounds at local parks, enticing the unhoused to help keep their areas clean by giving ...
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    Sisterhood in the Workplace: Supporting Black and Latina Women beyond Women’s History Month To support Black and Hispanic women in the workplace, we must understand the unique challenges they face and advance solutions. Young Black and Latinas girls are more likely to identify as leaders than girls of other races. However, when they grow up, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At just eight years old, Jeremiah Jones decided to take a hard look at his life’s direction, and change his ways. Until then, he had been involved with different sports and activities at the encouragement of his father, but he never could quite find his passion. He had another calling. By age ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Pastor Ivan Pitts likes to put the money where his heart is. Over the past two years, he has given hundreds of thousands in the church’s tithes to support local programs, giving thanks to the organizations that do good work in service to the community. In the midst of COVID, the church ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Spoken like a true engineer, Robin Thorne explains how her nonprofit outreach operates in ways that other like-minded engineers can appreciate. “How would I describe it? Demo Chicks are more of a conduit,” said Robin Thorne, founder and CEO of CTI Environmental, Inc. in Long Beach. “What we like to do is ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Flu season isn’t technically here yet, but already COVID-19 Delta cases top the charts at nearly three times as bad as this time last year. Facts are facts, and data from the latest surge of the highly contagious variant is hard to ignore, even as die-hard anti-vaxxers are filling up hospitals nationwide. ...
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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media Covid-19 cases are plunging as California prepares to slowly reopen this week. However, returning workers will face a different environment. Some workplaces such as restaurants and amusement parks will require proof of testing and vaccination. Testing — or some other proof of vaccine status — are already required to ...
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    By Bo Tefu California Black Media Some African American leaders in California are concerned. As the state looks forward to receiving billions in new federal funding this year for development projects, they fear African American and other minority-owned businesses and their workers will be left out. The leaders say California has not lived up to its ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Life just got easier with a new mobile app that allows students to access almost anything they need to get ready to enter colleges and universities. Frederick Jones, who graduated from San Bernardino Valley College earlier this year, said the app is a breakthrough to help schools work with counselors to reach ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone thinks they want to know what COVID-19 symptoms are like, but Yvonne Peeples says if you have it, you know it. From the beginning, she knew something was wrong. The persistent cough seemed to go away for a while, but come back. She lost her sense of taste and smell, and ...