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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Immediately following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, notable media personality Jemele Hill urged her peers to put the monarch’s passing in perspective. “Journalists are tasked with putting legacies into full context, so it is entirely appropriate to examine the queen and her role in the ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media On Equal Pay Day last week, First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom addressed the gender and race wage gap in the U.S. and the state, as the federal government announced similar plans. “In [California], we have some of the strongest pay laws in the nation, but women ...
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    CA Reparations Task Force By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Dr. Carolyn Roberts, a professor at Yale University, provided to the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans detailed descriptions, both verbal and visual, of the horrific experiences Africans endured during the transatlantic slave trade. A historian of medicine ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In the nearly two decades that Dr. Mary Texeira has taught at Cal State University, San Bernardino, she never ceases to be amazed at how so many students missed the grade school lesson on 250 years of slavery in America. Once they learn the backstory, they seem perplexed, trying to process the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Now is not a good time for pharmacies to bail out and close up shop, leaving those who need services the most – people of color – without access to medication. But that’s exactly what’s happening in a national trend by pharmacy chains in recent years across the U.S., and more of ...
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    Rising Above Racism By Dianne Anderson In Orange County, where Black students make up just a small percentage at local elementary schools, it’s easy for kids to lose their sense of self in a sea of faces where few or none of the others look like them. A new program from the Orange County Branch ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders that his less than two-week-old administration hopes will be a catalyst to tackling America’s long-standing race problem. Biden’s action focused on equity and included police and prison reform and public housing. “America has never lived up to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Social justice, criminal justice, and diversity awareness has stepped up the conversation for activists and students a few notches this past year in light of continued protests against police brutality and increased hate crime, sometimes both occupying the same space. In Orange County, late numbers show that the African American population is ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media     In the Aug. 16 premiere of the HBO show “Lovecraft Country,” created by Misha Green and based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the main characters drive past a sign that reads “[N-word]s, don’t let the sun set on you here. Understand?” Towns that banned African Americans in the mid-20th century would, either ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey and Manny Otiko California Black Media This past weekend, the Mississippi Legislature approved the removal of the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. It’s a sign of the times, historians say, that speaks to the turning spirit of the nation – even happening in a state that has remained a proud stronghold, clinging to enduring customs that nod to a romanticized version of the “Old South.” Gov. Tate Reeves said he will sign the bill into law. The deep south state ...