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    By Dianne Anderson Youth at Akoma Unity Center are learning about environmental injustice, policy reform and social action the hard knocks way – it’s what they see in their water. Over the next year, they’ll learn all about water purity with the Peoples Collective for Environmental Justice (PC4EJ), the organization guiding the way toward cleaner ...
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    Dr. Jennifer Brown has been appointed Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost of Cal Poly Pomona effective April 1. In that role, she will be the university’s chief academic officer, with responsibility for the institution’s academic programs, resources and planning. The deans of the eight academic colleges report to the provost as do the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Dr. Jamal Myrick is thinking ahead, trying to beat financial aid deadlines to get more Black students into higher education, which usually starts with paying the biggest bill. Probably the worst part of being a low-income student in California is that they usually aren’t aware there’s a good chance they qualify to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson College students are struggling through the rest of the school year of online learning with teachers running on a short emotional fuse as Zoom and other study platforms are crashing. TaQuera Evans has been working around lots of limitations, but she says she can’t wait to return to the brick and mortar ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Dr. E.M Abdulmumin was a professor, an intellectual, a butcher, a welder, a naturally gifted and skilled man of great conviction. The local licensed clinical psychologist specializing in forensic psychology spent decades leading thousands of local youth to a greater sense of self through his Afrocentric empowerment programming. Community activist Jalani Bakari ...
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    By Tess Eyrich A new report from researchers at the University of California, Riverside, sheds light on the more than 2.3 million women who call the Inland Empire home. Focusing on Riverside and San Bernardino counties, “State of Women in the Inland Empire” is the latest installment in an ongoing series released by UC Riverside’s Center for Social ...
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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 When Imani Kai Johnson was in graduate school, she began thinking about what hip-hop is – and where it’s going. Several years later, Johnson created her own space to showcase and discuss the future of hip-hop studies. On Dec. 7-9, the University of California, Riverside’s Department of Dance will host the fourth biennial Show & Prove ...
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    by Tess Eyrich Fulbright Scholar Roberto Rivera looks to Jamaica as a model of restorative justice Roberto “Bobby” Rivera spent 20 years as a police officer in Southern California before a medical injury prompted his early retirement in 2011. What he couldn’t have predicted at the time was that the injury that ended one career ...
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    The University of California, Riverside Athletics Department released its 2018-19 Men’s Basketball team schedule, announcing an exciting non-conference slate that features five home games at the SRC Arena and a trip to the Tiger Thanksgiving Tournament. “We are looking forward to our 2018-19 season,” first year head coach David Patrick said. “We have assembled a ...