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    By Dianne Anderson All the agencies and entities that jumped on the woke bandwagon for big federal COVID dollars that flowed down to reduce unequal education and health services are now flipping the script. It’s back to the drawing board for students and staff of color at Perris Union High School District where the community ...
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    By Dianne Anderson More support for Black teachers may be coming soon to Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Dominguez Hills as campuses look to tap culturally competent and racially diverse educators for a PK-3 early childhood credential. A recent gift of $11 million to CSULB and $22 million for CSUDH from the Ballmer ...
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    By Dianne Anderson One way for Black students to beat social isolation at predominantly white colleges is the opposite of standing far off from the center of attention. Misty Levingston, recently appointed director of Black Excellence and Achievement at Chapman University, said one of her first moves toward diversity awareness was pulling together Black students ...
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    By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Jim Winston  2022 thus far has been a year of multiple socioeconomic and political challenges for all Americans across the nation. Yet for African-Americans and other communities of color, this year represents both challenges and opportunities from a business ownership perspective. In particular, for Black-owned media businesses there is a growing ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Robin Thorne is not a novice engineer, but when it comes to her latest management gig, she’s excited to just get her foot in the door. She was recently awarded the contract in managing the Long Beach Transit’s modernization project, which involves upgrading their facilities, including a state-of-the-art training center. The Transit ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As far as definitions go, at various points in history slavery was considered legal, as was Jim Crow “colored only” access, voting restrictions, lynchings targeting Blacks, and segregated schools and jobs. Students at the University of California, Irvine School of Law will soon be mulling over such erudite questions around societal law, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson One rule of thumb that always seems to hold true is the “last hired, first fired” syndrome, meaning Blacks typically make up twice the unemployment rate as whites. The pandemic has intensified that impact, but it could be easing up a bit lately as larger companies are specifically looking to hire people ...
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    Orange County District 2 Supervisor Katrina Foley has announced the appointment of Debbie E. Lumpkin as her Chief of Staff. “I’m delighted to welcome Ms. Lumpkin as our new chief of staff,” confirmed Supervisor Foley (District Two). “She brings a wealth of experience into the Second District, particularly around workforce development, and contracting and support for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Social justice, criminal justice, and diversity awareness has stepped up the conversation for activists and students a few notches this past year in light of continued protests against police brutality and increased hate crime, sometimes both occupying the same space. In Orange County, late numbers show that the African American population is ...
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    By Tanu Henry California Black Media Family members, friends, former colleagues and other loved ones across California were shocked to learn about the passing of former Assemblymember Gwen Moore on Aug. 19. Moore was first elected to the state legislature in 1978 and served for 16 years until 1994, representing California’s 49th district (redistricted and renumbered in 1990 as the 47th district), which currently includes Long Beach, Catalina Island and parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties. While ...