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    By Dianne Anderson Martin Luther King, Jr National Day of Service on-site events have canceled out as Omicron picks up speed, but local nonprofits are determined to mask and glove up for the community to honor the slain civil rights leader in all he represents. In the Inland Empire, local activist Trudy Coleman said that ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media On Jan. 8, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he is proposing a $2.7 billion investment to boost the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. The request is included in the state budget Gov. Newsom is sending to the State Legislature this week. He is asking lawmakers to take action on it ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Local Black Democratic leaders are doing all they can to strengthen their base, to recruit and groom more Black candidates in hopes of laddering up for higher political positions. Considering the failed Trump coup this time last year, nothing should be left to chance going into the coming election. Tustin Mayor Letitia ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media The Monday after Christmas, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shortened its COVID-19 quarantine recommendation by half. That same day, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Twitter that California will follow suit, recommending a five-day isolation period instead of the state’s former guidance of 10 days. “California ...
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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media An advocacy group that fights for fair political representation of African Americans in California says it is pleased with the results of the state’s recent redistricting process. Last year, the California Black Census and Redistricting Hub coalition, a.k.a. the Black Hub, led a grassroots initiative to ensure the ...
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    By Nsenga K. Burton NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor In 2021, the box-office did not disappoint with outstanding films on the big screen and streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple TV +. Films like Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, Denzel Washington’s A Journal for Jordan, Ridley’s Scott’s House of ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Long before Nelson Mandela won his freedom from 27 years of imprisonment fighting apartheid in South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu earned the moniker “the nation’s conscience.” White and Black residents of the popular African nation lauded the bishop for his relentless fight to unite races and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Now is not a good time for pharmacies to bail out and close up shop, leaving those who need services the most – people of color – without access to medication. But that’s exactly what’s happening in a national trend by pharmacy chains in recent years across the U.S., and more of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some seniors like Warren Bussey, while not to be confused with Warren Buffet, have made a great living well into the golden age, comfortable in his retirement pension, having spent decades as a successful local businessman. The Orange County Heritage Council recently helped draw recognition and a proclamation for Mr. Bussey, a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Pastor Ivan Pitts likes to put the money where his heart is. Over the past two years, he has given hundreds of thousands in the church’s tithes to support local programs, giving thanks to the organizations that do good work in service to the community. In the midst of COVID, the church ...