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    By Dianne Anderson Never underestimate the power of the Black Student Union, the student group responsible for starting the Black History Month parade in Riverside 40 years ago. This year, Dell Roberts reflects on the major role that his BSU kids took upon themselves to get their vision off the ground. They represented an untapped ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some people pay a lot of money for health and wellness coaches, stress management classes, Zumba and POP Pilates, Tai Chi, or any of the many other classes offered up free of charge at several locations across Riverside city. Participants just need to log in to the Riverside Community Health Foundation calendar ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Different modes of celebration this month will keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy alive beyond the holiday, the street festivals, and twirling of batons — although that too holds its place in history. Bishop Kelvin Simmons, acting president of the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches, said MLK’s legacy continues in ...
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    By Sandra Baltazar Martinez The two-day old baby needed a home. And foster parents. Soon after she was born, Children and Family Services took Brandy Renee Taylor and her 2-year-old sister away from her drug-addicted mother. Her grandmother stepped in, along with the man she had just married six months earlier. Bill and Dorothy Lockridge, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some of the world’s top coders today started as whiz kids working major miracles out of their garages with little more than dial-up internet on clunky first generation computers. Since then, powerful algorithms, artificial intelligence, and cool gadgets have evolved into great paying STEM fields, but where a lot of Black and ...
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    By Sandra Baltazar Martinez When Imani Kai Johnson was in graduate school, she began thinking about what hip-hop is – and where it’s going. Several years later, Johnson created her own space to showcase and discuss the future of hip-hop studies. On Dec. 7-9, the University of California, Riverside’s Department of Dance will host the fourth biennial Show & Prove ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Men got a chance to look long and hard in the mirror at the family structure, the impact of anger on their partners, and on the kids, who are usually first-hand witnesses to domestic violence. Seldom is there just one victim. Terry Boykins said his recent Wigs N Weaves Mental Health Awareness ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some people think that raising $15 million for the sole purpose of sustaining Black business and supporting community would take nothing short of a miracle, when, in actuality, all it takes is $100 per person. For those who get on board, there’s the added benefit of cash back rewards. It’s all part ...
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    The University of California, Riverside Athletics Department released its 2018-19 Men’s Basketball team schedule, announcing an exciting non-conference slate that features five home games at the SRC Arena and a trip to the Tiger Thanksgiving Tournament. “We are looking forward to our 2018-19 season,” first year head coach David Patrick said. “We have assembled a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson High school students looking for a campus home, to transfer from another college, or students already in the UC system are asked to come out with their families for a day of fun, resources, and access to free money possibilities at the Black Family Day at UCR. Participants can register to win ...