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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media  “This is my home, and with my whole heart, I’m ready to serve, and my pledge to you is that we will hit the ground running on Day One,” Los Angeles Mayor-elect, Rep. Karen Bass pledged Nov. 16 after the Associated Press (AP) declared her the projected winner in ...
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    By Peter White Despite new laws to keep people from voting and gerrymandering election districts to take away the power of minority communities, the Republican “red wave” that pollsters predicted ahead of last week’s midterms didn’t happen. Ethnic Media Services debriefed six experts on their reactions to the election results and what should be done ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not a hair out of place when casting out the solid bronze bust of Kamala Harris meant painstaking work for artist and sculptor Bernard Edmonds, who always labors over the eyes, the nose and the mouth. From hours and hours of studying faces, learning the nuances by memory, nothing escapes his senses, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Creative artsy types and nonprofits that are not in-the-know about how to go after up to $100,000 in grants may find the process intimidating, but a new project wants to help smooth the way. Coming up no later than January, listening sessions will open up to help simplify the approach to get ...
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    From his years of service in the military to his current work helping former soldiers build their own businesses through JPMorgan Chase’s veteran initiatives, Alex McKindra Jr. is a veteran success story. Moreover, as we celebrate Veteran’s Day this year, Alex’s story is a uniquely American one that veterans and members of the military community ...
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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media California’s health insurance marketplace, known as the Covered California Health Exchange, launched its 10th open enrollment period on Nov.1. Covered California is the government agency that offers subsidized Obamacare plans for Californians. Those who qualify receive financial assistance on a sliding scale for their health coverage in compliance with ...
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    The SOUL Cal Experience High Desert Music Festival sponsored by Desert Community Bank was recently held in the High Desert at Adelanto Stadium. The lineup featured iconic groups from the 1970’s and 1980’s including ConFunkShun, Lakeside, Tierra Legacy and a cover band the Bromatics. The event was hosted by Dion Drake from KDUC 94.3, with ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Just days away from Election Day, and all eyes are on the races. Anyone with a cell phone, a laptop or watching the endless candidate and proposition ads on television may know their vote draws near, but others may still be confused about where to go or how to do their civic ...
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    By Daniella Masterson  The entertainment industry has the Hollywood Walk of Fame to commemorate distinguished stars. The NFL has the Pro Football Hall of Fame to celebrate gridiron warriors.  But Riverside Poly High has the Bears of Distinction to celebrate alumni who have exceeded the ordinary in their field. Poly recently held its second annual ...
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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media Proposition 28 is one of seven statewide initiatives on the November 8 ballot. If passed, Prop 28 will boost arts and music education funding for 6 million public school students. The proposition requires California to dedicate 1% of the education budget to arts and music programs. If the proposition ...