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    By Dianne Anderson If, as the recently leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion suggests, the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in 1973 is overturned, experts predict the ripple effect to be felt for years to come in a debate that keeps raging on. Big legislative battles lie ahead around stripping away a woman’s ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The D.C.-based research and advocacy nonprofit, The Sentencing Project, has debunked a widespread narrative that youth crime has exploded during the pandemic. In a new report released on Tuesday, June 14, the group said it found scarce evidence of a new youth-led crime wave. The report ...
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    Over 6 million people aged 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s in the United States, and Black Americans individuals are 2.5 times as likely as older Whites to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. While there is currently no prevention, treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease, growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Health checks usually fall last on the list for many Black patients who are trying to steer clear of doctors who are culturally ignorant, or just don’t care. Either way, avoiding annual vital health checks, like diabetes, mammograms and prostate exams, colorectal tests, or other lifesaving blood work can be potentially dangerous. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Juneteenth is in full swing like never before with back-to-back local events to choose from, but organizers say it’s more than just good times and good eats. Hundreds have already registered for a June 18 event at San Bernardino Valley College, just one of numerous events popping up. Expect something for the ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media One year to the day since making its historic debut, the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans delivered its anticipated interim report to the California legislature. Responding to the release, Black reparations activists are encouraging Black Californians to read the report and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Tough-minded and resilient is how the Orange County community remembers Warren Bussey, so dedicated that he would give the shirt off his back and his last dime to anyone that asked, if needed. He had enough personality to light up the room, and his smile would make others smile. This is the ...
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    Republicans Must Stop Using It By Ben Jealous The young man who murdered 10 people in Buffalo, New York on May 14, was out to kill Black people. He chose a grocery store because he wanted to leave the local Black community in fear of going about their daily lives. These evil actions were motivated ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s the last few days before the primaries and activists are trying to get voters energized to cast their ballot, which doesn’t even require a single stamp. In other words, people have to almost go out of their way these days to avoid voting. Just pen in the circles, walk it in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Juneteenth events are buzzing everywhere this year, almost one on every corner, but Trudy Coleman remembers when her Pomona Valley event was the only option for miles and miles around. Until about the mid-1990s, for the most part it was a little-known celebration, except for its Texas roots. She and her colleague ...