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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent As the nation commemorates the second anniversary of the heinous Buffalo mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 Black individuals at a Tops supermarket, a painful reality emerges: hate crimes against Black communities continue unabated, casting a long shadow over efforts for justice and equality. “It ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ Although California will have to make significant budget cuts to balance its budget as required by state law, Assemblymember and California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) member Isaac Bryan (D-Ladera Heights) said there are still ways to achieve reparations for Black Californians. Currently, the budget deficit for the 2024-25 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Searching for equity in Orange County can feel like a needle in a haystack, but this month the spotlight on diversity is shining on harder to reach places. Trina Greene Brown, a leader in gender and racial equity movements, applauded the county’s recent initiative to reinstate an Office on the Status of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Statistically, the Black community runs two to three times more negatively impacted in every area of race bias in healthcare, education, housing, and have come to rely on events like the annual Juneteenth festival as a lifeline of familiar faces they know and trust. That may soon end as the City of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Having to scale countless hurdles of the healthcare system is probably one reason why so many Black patients duck and dodge regular checkups, but an upcoming Orange County health fair may eliminate some of the disdain for what’s stopping them. Discrimination in medicine. First-year UC Irvine medical student Leia Salongo senses the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson When Dr. Candice Taylor Lucas is not waxing poetic on the harder sides of being a Black female doctor standing tall in stilettos, she is taking whatever steps needed to heal others so they too may not stumble or fall. Just getting through the hospital doors, for Black doctors or patients, is ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Now that so much COVID money has dried up along with many program supports for the low income community, anti-poverty activist Connie Jones sees the fallout as more people seek help with food and resources as they try to hang on to their housing. It all boils down to voting potential, knowing ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If a robot calls sounding like President Joe Biden or some other social media AI-generated image of him saying not to vote on March 5 – don’t believe it. The last time it happened two months ago in New Hampshire, thousands of Democrats missed out. Yet, for all the tricks in the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For Quinton Smith, the thing that keeps him motivated also keeps him up at night – that a hair cell, a human cell, a fat cell, can be reprogrammed to its embryonic state with the possibility of turning that cell into any cell type is nothing short of mind blowing. “The idea ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some Netflix armchair scientists may be happy to learn that, at least theoretically, Afrofuturism is cutting edge and already here. Ronke Olabisi doesn’t just celebrate Black History Month – she is Black history in the making. She imagines a vast universe of possibilities through tissue regeneration, skin and bone, and more, but ...