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    by Dianne Anderson If the community didn’t have enough to talk about at last year’s Juneteenth – this year should provide more than enough conversation to cover the latest threats to freedom and democracy. Across the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Long Beach, celebrations are honoring Black history by preserving the culture, and defending the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As the Big Election ramps up unhinged, hate surges across the state and nation, requiring more talk, and especially more action. Going into the November elections, Dr. Regina Patton Stell hopes anti-hate events like the one coming up will expand awareness and increase the political energy to make a difference where it counts the most. ...
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    Elected officials, City and County leaders, and other dignitaries gathered Friday to welcome residents to their homes at a new affordable housing community in Riverside. They joined the nonprofits Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation and Riverside Housing Development Corporation (RHDC) at the grand opening ceremony for La Entrada, built to address a growing need for affordable homes in the area. Rents ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some call it down in the rut, the blues, gloom and doom, the blahs, or depression. Some of it is connected with physiological changes, like teen hormones, menopause, male menopause, or it could just be dealing with the high cost of living. People are financially stressed out, and some are not sure ...
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    Riverside University Health System – Public Health (RUHS-PH) launched a maternal health equity campaign, Rallying Around Sisters: Redefining & Strengthening the Village, to address high mortality among pregnant Black women and their infants. The campaign aims to increase awareness of free, local assistance such as prenatal education, doula services, breastfeeding support and positive parenting classes for fathers. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Celebrations for the entire family are just getting started with Black History Month in Riverside, now including the newest ceremony on the block – the raising of the flags. On Thursday, February 1, the BLACK Collective leads the energy and focus with the raising of the “Black History Month” flag starting at ...
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    Grants will support Black-led groups focused on racial equity and systems change in the Inland Empire Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) and the Black Equity Initiative of the Inland Empire (BEI-IE) announced $1.027 million to 71 nonprofits and fiscally sponsored projects, its second and largest grantmaking cycle from the IE Black Equity Fund. The Fund ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Job seekers will break out their stylish power suits to check thousands of work opportunities around town – from the lowest entry level positions to the highest professional careers. Everyone is invited out, shake a hand, and hopefully, get the offer. Dr. Nosakhere Thomas with the Inland Empire Black Worker Center sees ...
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    Prepare to embark on a transformative journey towards wellness and empowerment at the highly anticipated 12th Annual My Hair My Health Festival, to be held on Sunday, August 27, from 2pm to 6pm. The event will take place at Fairmount Park in Riverside, providing a setting for a resounding celebration of “Beauty and Brains,” encapsulating ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not just hundreds, more like multiple thousands will turn out for Juneteenth celebrations in the Inland Empire for free good times, outdoor activities for the kids — all while not forgetting the essentials for life – jobs, health, education and housing. Edwin Johnson said family fun is guaranteed, but he also wants ...