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    By Dianne Anderson Instead of complaining about the powers that be, now is the time to do something about it. Super Tuesday is just around the corner, with hopeful candidates for San Bernardino City Council taking all they’ve heard from local voters, and preparing for hard work ahead for the promise to put plans into ...
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    By Dianne Anderson From now until the big day, March 5, local Black candidates are stepping up their campaign message in the fight for equal access to housing, funding and services for the community up to the state level and down to the youngest local learners. DR. COREY A. JACKSON – Assemblymember, 60th District Since ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Plans to stop Black History Month, Hispanic heritage, Women’s heritage, Pride and other heritage events went over like a lead balloon recently when Huntington Beach city council voted 4-3 to shift official celebrations to its other accomplishments, like the Revolutionary War and discovery of oil. Under community pressure, the city has since ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Tightening up technology and how it is administered shouldn’t be as hard as narrowing down two racist disruptors of the recent San Bernardino City Council meeting, and questions of why it happened. The city is working with the police department to identify the criminals that Zoom bombed the podium, even as advocates ...
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    By Manny Otiko California Black Media The San Bernardino Branch of the NAACP is calling on the City of San Bernardino to investigate a racial incident that occurred last week. During the public comments section of a council meeting on Oct. 18, Amy Malone, a Black resident of San Bernardino was interrupted by racial slurs ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Al Austin is contending for the shiny new 69th Assembly District seat where he is preparing to tackle many of the same old issues that plague most other cities across the nation – affordable housing, an exploding homeless population, and rising crime. If that’s not enough, add health and mental health to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Everyone’s mom – “Mother Doris” – was always guiding and mentoring generations of leaders that wanted to follow in her footsteps where no other African Americans had blazed political trails before. Her sphere of influence opened doors that had never been opened to the Black community in Long Beach. Her son Stephen ...
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    By Dianne Anderson San Bernardino community advocates are looking to the year ahead and concerned how revenue streams could be impacted beyond the pandemic, such as closed businesses and the risk of higher foreclosures for both residential and commercial real estate. Other problems facing the city, including the growing homeless population, have not gone unnoticed. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson With just a few weeks out from a historic election, Fontana City Council candidates are preparing for a win, and the hard work ahead to deal with city economics, an increase in homelessness, immigration and unhealthy air. Amy Malone – Fontana City Council District 3 If elected, Amy Malone wants to advocate ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Through the maze of national political twists and turns, there is a local sense of urgency among candidates and legislators at recent virtual forums held by the NAACP and 100 Black Men of Long Beach. Everyone, it seems, agrees that voters must get their ballots signed sealed and delivered, and don’t wait. ...