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    By Dianne Anderson A few things pushed Greedley Harris toward a field in counseling, namely a close call as a freshman in high school. As an honor roll middle school student, Harris took all the right classes he needed for advanced placement, but his counselor — for whatever reason — tracked him into the lowest ...
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    By Sandra Baltazar Martinez The two-day old baby needed a home. And foster parents. Soon after she was born, Children and Family Services took Brandy Renee Taylor and her 2-year-old sister away from her drug-addicted mother. Her grandmother stepped in, along with the man she had just married six months earlier. Bill and Dorothy Lockridge, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson High school students looking for a campus home, to transfer from another college, or students already in the UC system are asked to come out with their families for a day of fun, resources, and access to free money possibilities at the Black Family Day at UCR. Participants can register to win ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Growing up in Chicago, Jennifer Brown attended technical high school, expecting to earn her college degree as an engineer, when reality hit. In college, she came up against a few engineering courses that she couldn’t get into, and her plans were derailed. Her first choice for a career path was nowhere near ...
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    By Tess Eyrich Formerly incarcerated black women face a multitude of challenges upon their release from prison. Given that black women are twice as likely to be incarcerated as white women, and more than half of all women in both state and federal prisons identify as mothers of minor children, it’s safe to say that chief ...