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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media     2020 is a big election year. With all eyes on the presidential race, Californians can’t afford to lose sight of our state and local elections. These decisions need the same amount of consideration being given to the big race. They are the ones with the most — and the most immediate — effects on you and your family’s safety, quality of life and finances.     This year, California as a ...
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    by Dianne Anderson Over the past 41 years that Dr. Vicki Mabry-Height has been practicing medicine, she’s seen her share of discrimination, but she decided that it was about time to stand up. That was 12 long years ago. Since then, Mabry-Height’s discrimination court case has dragged through the endless twists and turns of the ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media     California is expanding aid and protections to health care workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues through two new laws and an executive order.    Late last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that orders new actions on health care in response to the pandemic.    The order allows public health ...
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    By Dr. Maulana Karenga In the midst of the pandemic of COVID 19, the ongoing pathology of racist oppression and lying imposed as a way of life, the sacred charge to us by our honored foremother, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6), to constantly question and radically transform America is both urgent and enduringly relevant. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson With just a few weeks out from a historic election, Fontana City Council candidates are preparing for a win, and the hard work ahead to deal with city economics, an increase in homelessness, immigration and unhealthy air. Amy Malone – Fontana City Council District 3 If elected, Amy Malone wants to advocate ...
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    After 42 years of service in public education, Dr. Judy D. White will retire from her role as Riverside County’s 12th Superintendent of Schools effective November 1. “When I was a young girl, teachers and educators helped me believe that I could accomplish great things and encouraged me to develop my voice. Over the last ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent On Jan. 21, 2011, former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was sentenced to four and a half years in federal prison for perjury and obstruction of justice because he lied under oath about his use of torture to extract confessions from numerous criminal suspects, overwhelmingly Black ...
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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media Most small businesses in California are very small. A whopping 95 % of them are companies with less than 50 employees, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. Yet these businesses employ a majority of workers in the state – up to an estimated 75 % of the labor force. But, for most official purposes, California defines ...
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    By Dianne Anderson With just a month away to the big Election Day, everyone has their eyes peeled for their pamphlet in the mail, which most voters should already have by now, along with voting ballots mailed by October 5. For those not yet registered to vote, or are unsure if registered, can check online ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Tricks and cheats are coming out in droves, luring the community into some of the same old schemes, along with some new COVID 19 scammers that promise health, wealth and jobs. Local legal advocates and agency leaders are warning people to avoid getting ripped off with deals that sound too good to ...