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    By Dianne Anderson One old anti-affirmative action loophole made it possible for 16 Black students to access scholarships this year, a workaround to the long-term negative impact that is still being felt decades later in low-income communities of color. Most likely, the Cal State University Fullerton students who received their $1,500 scholarships this year were ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Out in the collegiate expanse, Caryn Lewis-Bugg is certain that someone could use $1,000 or more scholarship dollars, but that’s not what she’s seeing in their annual competition. Judging by the slow response in applications, the organization is pushing its application date back to draw in more takers. She is sure someone ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Dr. Jamal Myrick is thinking ahead, trying to beat financial aid deadlines to get more Black students into higher education, which usually starts with paying the biggest bill. Probably the worst part of being a low-income student in California is that they usually aren’t aware there’s a good chance they qualify to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kathy Johnson has seen the roadblocks many times before. Just the thought of a few small strings attached to free money and scholarships is enough to keep some students from the competition to enter lucrative fields of finance and accounting. Many don’t try because they mistakenly think they need to have a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Exceptional students that make it through the local NAACP Riverside Branch ACT-SO annual competition is a huge event in and of itself, but for recent scholarship winners, the $2,500 to $5,000 is just more icing on the cake. ACT-SO students won’t be able to physically go to the coveted national convention for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson About this time last year, Clarisa Howard set out at the onset of COVID-19 wanting to give something of substance back to the community, something that would stick with the teens and adults long after they put their crayons down. In “Clarisa Can: A little Girl’s journey to Success” Howard imparts timeless ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Nothing could mask the holiday spirit over the Thanksgiving holiday with community groups and volunteers coming together at Andy Street Community Association to distribute food baskets, vouchers and sanitizers to local families. The event gave away baskets with turkey and all the fixings to 200 families, along with New Hope Home seniors ...
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    Social Lites, Inc. of San Bernardino launched the 53rd Beautillion Scholarship Season under the leadership of Mrs. Tina Darling, Beautillion Chairperson.   Young men seeking scholarship opportunities in addition to being mentored by leaders in the community are encouraged to attend the upcoming briefings to learn more about the program.  Parents are encouraged to attend briefing ...
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    The Social Lites, Inc. celebrated its 52nd Beautillion Ball on Saturday, March 30, at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  Over 300 guests were in attendance to witness five distinguished young men introduced to society naming Neuman Sneed II Sir Knight 2019 and awarding approximately $30,000 in scholarships and gifts to all Knights. Speakers included ...
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    By Dianne Anderson All high school students looking for free money for college, and all nonprofits that want to learn where and how to get their next round of grant funding need not look far. The Community Foundation serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties recently announced the opening of scholarship season. Financially shrewd takers are ...