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    By Dianne Anderson Virtual hugs and emoji hearts, skip the feet five and no more elbow bumps. These are strange days, but physical distancing and social isolation isn’t the only thing that concerns Melanie Grant, a lifetime member of NCNW, Inc., Orange County Section. Having lived in Orange County for years, she is seeing and ...
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    Medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, behavioral health scientists, pharmacists, EMTs, medical and administrative assistants, certified nursing assistants all needed Governor Gavin Newsom launched a major new initiative to expand California’s health care workforce and recruit health care professionals to address the COVID-19 surge. Health care professionals with an active license, public health professionals, medical retirees, medical ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent From Freedom’s Journal to The North Star to John Abbott’s Chicago Defender, African American-owned newspapers have sparked fires for truth and equality that have burned with the passion for fighting for freedom throughout history. Monday, March 16, marked the 193rd anniversary of the Black Press of America, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As the nation was out hoarding rationed toilet paper, and just about anything else they could fit in the cart, health professional Doretha Williams-Flournoy was flying back home to California where she basically had the plane to herself. At the airport, she took note of nonstop news on COVID 19. One station ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Fire up the old computer, dust off the laptop, or get the smartphone palm ready. Residents over the next week will start receiving their special Census code by snail mail. They are expected to fill out that form, or they can expect the knock at the door. For those that need extra ...
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    We Need Your Help Stater Bros. Markets has always believed in doing the right thing for the right reason.  Please be assured we are committed to keeping all of our stores open as long as each location can provide a safe shopping experience for our employees and customers. Now the Company is asking for help ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent African Americans were more likely to be unemployed than Americans overall in 2018 than they were in 2013, according to a new study that details the economic and financial progress African Americans have made over five years. Researchers at Lending Tree, the popular website that connects borrowers with ...
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    James W. Sweeney was born in Fresno on July 28, 1948 to the union of Lonnie Lee Sweeney and Evelyn Randle. He is the younger of two sons born to this union. Sweeney’s parents, and his brother Sherman Sr., preceded him in death. While a portion of his childhood was spent in Fresno, where he ...
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    Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center), programmed by TMC Arts, marks the return performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from March 18–22. The engagement features three independent programs: Program A (New Works) includes Aszure Barton’s BUSK and the West Coast premiere of Jamar Roberts’ acclaimed new work, Ode; Program ...
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    Covered California is giving those without health care coverage another chance. With the new year came new subsidies for middle-income households and a new penalty from the Franchise Tax Board (FTB). Because many people were unaware of the changes, California’s exchange has established a special-enrollment period for people who did not hear about the state ...