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    By Dianne Anderson Youth at Akoma Unity Center are learning about environmental injustice, policy reform and social action the hard knocks way – it’s what they see in their water. Over the next year, they’ll learn all about water purity with the Peoples Collective for Environmental Justice (PC4EJ), the organization guiding the way toward cleaner ...
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    The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Anthony Parnther, will present an evening of music under the stars – with fireworks – Saturday, July 2, on the San Bernardino Valley College football field. Repertoire includes patriotic favorites, works from the American Songbook, and Tchaikovsky’s bombastic 1812 Overture! “It’s so important to ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The D.C.-based research and advocacy nonprofit, The Sentencing Project, has debunked a widespread narrative that youth crime has exploded during the pandemic. In a new report released on Tuesday, June 14, the group said it found scarce evidence of a new youth-led crime wave. The report ...
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    By Edward Henderson California Black Media Efforts continue in California to raise awareness and encourage youth to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of June 9, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported 1.4 million cases of COVID-19 among youth aged 5-17, which accounted for 15.5% of all cases in the state. There have ...
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    Over 6 million people aged 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s in the United States, and Black Americans individuals are 2.5 times as likely as older Whites to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. While there is currently no prevention, treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of ...
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    San Bernardino County Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr. hosted a street renaming ceremony at the San Bernardino County Government Chambers on June 11th, in honor of Rialto music pioneers, J.J. Fad. The public was invited to join in on the celebration and a large outpour of local supporters, family and friends of the group, and artists ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Juneteenth is in full swing like never before with back-to-back local events to choose from, but organizers say it’s more than just good times and good eats. Hundreds have already registered for a June 18 event at San Bernardino Valley College, just one of numerous events popping up. Expect something for the ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media One year to the day since making its historic debut, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans delivered its anticipated interim report to the California legislature. Responding to the release, Black reparations activists are encouraging Black Californians to read the report and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Watching how someone got over their addiction and incarceration may be just enough to help get others to rise above the huge obstacles that await them. Such is the case with Owen Duckworth, who was formerly incarcerated, realized what landed him in the system in the first place, and what it would ...
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    Republicans Must Stop Using It By Ben Jealous The young man who murdered 10 people in Buffalo, New York on May 14, was out to kill Black people. He chose a grocery store because he wanted to leave the local Black community in fear of going about their daily lives. These evil actions were motivated ...