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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent   California Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. Following months of speculation and debate over whether Biden should pick a Black woman as his running mate, Harris was named Tuesday as Biden’s choice. Biden reportedly had called Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), former ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Parents are trying to wrap their heads around pulling double duty in the coming months with their child students, even as many toggle making a living working from home. One struggling small business owner and mother of four in San Bernardino said she is glad that this year seems more organized than ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone is watching and waiting for August 14 to see just how a statewide judicial council vote will impact entire families that could be forced into homelessness. Agencies serving the most vulnerable populations are at the nail biting stage, worried that if the current rent moratorium is lifted, the courts are going ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Add scorching heat of the past week to the COVID crisis fatigue, and bills piling up from recent job losses and potential massive evictions on the near horizon. It’s all keeping community mental health professionals bombarded lately with calls for help. Local advocate Linda Hart said a lot of the problem is ...
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    By Eliz Dowdy Staff Writer   Early in the week the news was received that High Desert resident Herbert Anthony Prioleau had succumbed on Sunday, July 26.   Prioleau relocated to the high desert in 1999, with his wife Diana.  They were involved in many high desert community civic activities.    He was one of the organizers ...
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    Pursuing Liberation thru Love and Struggle By Dr. Maulana Karenga We come into this August conscious of its meaning as an honored month and central site of 400 years of righteous and relentless resistance. It is both a month and a monument to a series of significant events in our history: our arrival and beginning ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids may or may not get back to the brick and mortar school grind in September, but they can still be academically prepared with new school supplies at the upcoming backpack drive hosted by Community Health Action Network (CHAN) in Victorville. Kisha Collier said their backpack and food giveaway outreach will be ...
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    Living the Legacy, Freeing the People By Dr. Maulana Karenga The recent passing of Rev. Joseph Lowery, Rev. Cordy Tindell (C.T.) Vivian, and Rep. John Lewis, three major leaders of the civil rights phase of the Black Freedom Movement, rightfully causes and encourages us to lift them up and to recount and reflect on the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If $63 billion for 2019-20 in Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding slated to help mostly low-income Black and Brown kids in school districts across the state sounds like a lot of money – it is. Now, if only those high needs students could get at those state-mandated resources and services that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Deep in the heart of need in the city of San Bernardino, a new facility for homeless men is set to provide a way back to reclaim something that many have lost along the way. “We give them their dignity back and we get them back to being productive parts of society. ...