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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Bianca Smith, an African American woman, has made baseball history. Smith, who most recently served as an assistant baseball coach and hitting coordinator at Wisconsin’s Carroll University, was named a coach in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. Smith, 29, becomes the first Black woman ...
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    History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise. For two months now, ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent Sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the NNPA continues its campaign to raise awareness about education barriers for students of color and help bridge the learning gap for minorities, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. In a series of interviews with Dr. Edwards-Jones and other ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For first year UCI super-starter student Ryan McNichols, campus life is a bit of a time management balancing act, but it’s nothing that he can’t handle. As he carries a full load toward his MBA while working full time at night, much of his spare time is dedicated to the success of ...
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    Editorial By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.  2020 brought renewed global focus to issues of social justice in America.  From the racial disparities and inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic to the killings of George Floyd and so many other Black and Brown Americans at the hands of police officers have all contributed to the evolving ...
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    With the first open-enrollment deadline approaching this week, Covered California urged consumers to sign up now so they can have their health care coverage be effective on Jan. 1. “Covered California is a critical safety net to help people get quality health care coverage during the surging pandemic and ongoing recession,” said Peter V. Lee, executive ...
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    “Kwanzaa and the Well-Being of the World: Living and Uplifting the Seven Principles” by Dr. Maulana Karenga Heri za Kwanzaa, Happy Kwanzaa to African people everywhere throughout the global African community. We bring you Kwanzaa greetings of celebration, solidarity, and continuing struggle for good in the world. Kwanzaa is a special season and celebration of ...
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    Extension recognizes workers’ dedication during the holidays As a show of our appreciation for our Stater Bros. Family Members and their dedication to providing solutions for the shopping needs of Southern California families this holiday season, Stater Bros. Markets is pleased to announce a two-week extension of the $2/hr. incentive for every hour worked.  The ...
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    by Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom picked California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, he announced that he will submit to the State Legislature the nomination of Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) to replace him. If confirmed, Weber will become the first African American to serve ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Decades of dedication have not gone unnoticed for teachers that will be honored for their hard work at this year’s annual International Educators’ Hall of Fame Community Dreamer Award. This year, the event pays tribute to 22 outstanding inductees from six different countries. Many of the trailblazers are long retired, but they ...