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    By Dianne Anderson Just days away from Election Day, and all eyes are on the races. Anyone with a cell phone, a laptop or watching the endless candidate and proposition ads on television may know their vote draws near, but others may still be confused about where to go or how to do their civic ...
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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media Proposition 28 is one of seven statewide initiatives on the November 8 ballot. If passed, Prop 28 will boost arts and music education funding for 6 million public school students. The proposition requires California to dedicate 1% of the education budget to arts and music programs. If the proposition ...
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    By Dianne Anderson DANNY TILLMAN: Now in his seventh running, Danny Tillman has served on the San Bernardino City Unified School Board for 27 years. There is not a whole lot that he hasn’t seen. If history repeats itself as expected, a lot will hinge on the budget. Right now, he said the district has ...
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    By Daniella Masterson The Rialto City Council race pits two incumbents – one elected, one appointed – against a former congressman and two others. Dr. Kelly Erving is the only African American candidate jumping into the heated race. Erving is among a growing number of Black women running for office nationwide. Inspired in part by ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Midterm election ballots have arrived, probably still sitting on the countertop waiting to be penned in, mailed out or walked into the county elections office anytime between now and November 8 at 8:00 p.m. Never before has it been easier to get out the vote. Even those that forgot to register will ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s the last few days before the primaries and activists are trying to get voters energized to cast their ballot, which doesn’t even require a single stamp. In other words, people have to almost go out of their way these days to avoid voting. Just pen in the circles, walk it in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Andrea Rosenthal Seeks 39th Assembly Seat Gone are the days when the economically challenged community, commonly synonymous with people of color, would flock up the hill in search of better prices on rent or good grabs for first-time homebuyers. In Andrea Rosenthal’s day job in housing affordability and emergency rental assistance programs, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Now is the time when voters get to decide whether Black candidates will make it to the November election simply by filling in a circle and mailing or walking in their ballot. It’s not complicated, but everyday people may have other things on their mind lately, like the surging cost of living. ...
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    by Edward Henderson California Black Media For African Americans, the right to vote was won by the passion, sacrifice and bravery of many who came before us. It is our responsibility to make sure we are doing everything in our power to ensure that our vote counts in every election held at the local, state ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Ballots are dropping by the thousands this week in Riverside, picking up speed ahead of the June 8 Election. Both Black City Council candidates are pressing forward for their constituents, concerned about cleaning up city pollution, getting folks into housing, addressing traffic and safety, and strengthening revenue streams for future projects. Anthony ...