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    By Dianne Anderson Thousands will escape the grind of the past two years at an upcoming cultural appreciation celebration that will buzz a carnival atmosphere of family fun and games. Something special is planned for all ages. Organizers are calling it the first Annual San Bernardino Festival, with many more hoped to come. Rev. Bronica ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Mothers may cringe at the thought, but so many swallow their pride anyway to turn for help from every available resource, food stamps and state programs, whatever it takes to take care of the kids. Toi Nichols gets it. Always a hard worker since she was 15 years old, Nichols experienced that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Before there were laptops, and back when there was plenty of affordable food to go around, seniors would welcome a friendly face and an old-fashioned knock at the door to see if they needed any help. Today, reaching the sick and the shut-ins with vital life-saving information can be as easy as ...
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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media As the monkeypox virus outbreak spreads across the globe, Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will need to galvanize “forces” across regions and relax some state regulations and statutes to combat a disease that poses a threat greater than local authorities may be able to respond to effectively. “California is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Inflation or recession, no matter what they call it, everyone is feeling the pinch, but some more than others. Legislators, community-based organizations and philanthropists will all come together in a symposium this month to identify exactly what is keeping the low income community from getting services, and how to fix it. The ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Renter protections ended last Thursday in California, leaving community advocates worried that if it’s not already on the radar of local leadership, it will be soon. Felicia Jones with Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement is bracing for the inevitable fallout of the end of the eviction moratorium with countless thousands of renters ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Seniors sweltering under scorching triple-digit heat are making the usual budget choices about what’s more important – buying food, or stretching their high cost medications by skipping doses, or turning on their air conditioner. Behind that problem of taking from one bill to put toward another is often the other priority, the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some of the more popular advice that Kayla Booker remembers hearing all the way up through adulthood never panned out for most people she saw in her community, herself included. Going to college, buying a house, and having a family looked good in theory, but seemed out of reach for her generation. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At different junctures along the way, Robbie Butler couldn’t figure out why she wasn’t getting appointed to a commission in the city of Long Beach, even though she had a long presence in the community But as any Delta Sigma Theta Sorority member would do, she decided to take the initiative and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson High-profile suicides are weighing heavy on the community, among the most recent Ian Alexander Jr., and the presumed suicide of lawyer and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst. Kryst, also an entertainment reporter, was just 30 years old. She had often interviewed other television stars on mental health issues, and had spoken openly ...