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    By Dianne Anderson Time is closing in fast on CARES Act dollars that must be spent by December 30, leaving nonprofits and small businesses hoping for a federal extension to get them through the next leg of the pandemic. Jeff Williams of the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion, said they have received one CARES ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Long Beach residents are urgently seeking help with housing insecurity, rental or mortgage assistance, both during and after the holidays, as unemployment benefits are soon set to stop for millions of Americans. It couldn’t have come at a harsher time. In Long Beach, unemployment hit over 15 percent in September. Jesse Johnson, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Billions and billions of dollars that could support communities and people of color may not come down unless more Black and Brown people fill out the Census forms or answer the knock at the door. And make it fast. The clock is ticking under a recently announced tighter deadline. The U.S. Census ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Add scorching heat of the past week to the COVID crisis fatigue, and bills piling up from recent job losses and potential massive evictions on the near horizon. It’s all keeping community mental health professionals bombarded lately with calls for help. Local advocate Linda Hart said a lot of the problem is ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media  Gov. Newsom says he wants to help small businesses. Combined, they are a major economic engine in the state. He wants them to get online quicker and expand their markets to reach new customers in cyberspace. This is as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer their bottom lines and ...
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    By Dr. Lucille Ridgill Alzheimer’s disease (the most common type of dementia) is the 6th leading cause of death among White people, but the 4th leading cause of death for Black people like me. The Black population age 65+ is projected to more than double in size in the next 10 years, which means dementia ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent AARP, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and over, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of the Black Press of America, held a briefing to help provide critical information for those most at-risk and impacted by the novel ...
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    By Dianne Anderson How to avoid COVID-19 and what to study in their distance learning assignment is about the last thing on the minds of some growing teens these days. Mostly, they’re just trying to find some food. Edwin Johnson, founder and CEO of CHORDS, works with about a hundred teens and youth at local ...
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    Following the Judicial Council of California’s emergency meeting, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued updated guidance to California tenants, encouraging them to learn about their rights if they will not be able to pay their full rent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Attorney General encourages tenants to learn about their rights under the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not sure where to go for a bad tooth? Sprains, big or small injuries, or COVID-19 testing? Join the club. People may be wondering lately where to turn for help, even for general health conditions aside from coronavirus. Many smaller urgent care clinics are closed, and hospitals can’t keep pace with incoming ...