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    By Dianne Anderson Kathy Johnson has seen the roadblocks many times before. Just the thought of a few small strings attached to free money and scholarships is enough to keep some students from the competition to enter lucrative fields of finance and accounting. Many don’t try because they mistakenly think they need to have a ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Of all the skills that Tony Williams believes helped him traverse the hardest places of his youth, discernment tops his list, thanks to many caring mentors and coaches along the way. Growing up in Compton and through his high school years in Inglewood during the 80s seemed hopeless, everything was all about ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Gaming is not just child’s play anymore, but kids and teens are sure to have lots of summer fun with stuff they already love – drone flight, remote gadgets and interactive platforms. No shortage of entertainment and education through a six-week STEM camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). It runs the gamut ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids with the 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire are drilling down on some of the toughest issues of the day, and keeping up with constitutional wrangling to rival some of the most popular political pundits. They can spot the many twists and turns of the democratic process that, at times, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson High school these days can be an unstable mix of family or social drama for the young sisterhood, who try their best not to appear too uncool as they ready to enter the dating scene. Tiffany James sees just how far young ladies are willing go to achieve that picture perfect Generation ...
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    By Dianne Anderson When crafting and reviewing an annual half-billion dollar city budget, usually the kids are the last to know. Earlier this week, Long Beach teen and youth got in on the front end of the process. They had an opportunity to talk about what many adults are still trying to learn, how to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Consuming the 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire mentors in recent weeks has been getting the boys ready for their premiere production, a Black History Showcase last Saturday at Cal Baptist University. Keith Willis, incoming 100 BMIE president, said that he and the other volunteer mentors were taking late night calls ...