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    By Dianne Anderson Sitting silent and agonizing over all that the community lacks in money and resources is not the most effective way to spark change and reform policy. This month, aspiring movers and shakers can learn how to get in the mix to advocate for their communities by serving on city boards, commissions and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Election jitters for 2024 are already creeping in, but harnessing enough energy to be a part of the solution instead of the problem requires at least one critical component. Youth participation is at the top of Chache Wright’s list. He has been out connecting at high schools and colleges in the community ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Darlene Burke seemed the least likely candidate to be in a relationship with an inmate. She holds her degree from UCLA, is a successful real estate agent of 22 years with a big name company, and is a God-fearing woman. But, she said the heart wants what the heart wants. Women and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Motherhood requires maximum attention, energy and education, but mostly, it’s about keeping the baby alive. Black moms are doing double duty in that department. As a Registered Nurse in cardiac stepdown unit, Shamiesha Ebhotemen works the space between ICU and regular floor where every day is a tough workday. But, she feels ...
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    Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) announced that she has selected Cal Poly Pomona President Dr. Soraya M. Coley as the 2022 “Woman of the Year” for the 20th State Senate District. Serving as the first female president of the of the university, Pomona resident Dr. Coley has distinguished herself as a strong advocate for students ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black businesses everywhere are barely hanging on through the volatile economy, but those that have managed to push through the hard times know how and where to get help, but probably more importantly, know how to give some back. This month, Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities East Chapter honors ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not everybody is fit to sit on all city commissions or boards, but almost anybody can do a little something to change their community, like showing up to voice concerns and keeping a closer watch on what the movers and shakes are up to lately. Some could attend city council meetings, or ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Probably the most motivating reason for starting Parenting for Liberation came out of Trina Greene Brown’s own realization about how she was raising her son, and how the tight reins could do more harm than good. The more she saw all the murders of Black boys, the more fearful she became and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Once more, every participant that graduated from the Council of African American Parents program is going off to attend some of the state’s top colleges and four-year universities, proving that even the worst pandemic year couldn’t stop progress. Ingrid Johnson said they continue to teach students how to succeed, and also parents ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everything going on lately is enough to make a grown man cry, which is something that Marty Sellers specifically looks for when connecting with his clients. The chaos and confusion of the past four years have left many in the community emotionally spent, now the one year anniversary of the George Floyd ...