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    Known for its vibrant Arts and Cultural scene, which includes a wide range of artistic expressions, California embraces the people that make living here so very special.  For example, with the rise in hate crimes locally and nationally, California has launched initiatives and legislation aimed at promoting tolerance and healing divisions. The “Stop the Hate” ...
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    By Dianne Anderson More than any other race or ethnic group, Black moms are at risk of either dying during childbirth or having their baby die in that first critical year of life — a statistic that baffles some, but others say it’s a predictable outcome of unequal access to healthcare. For Gwendolyn Manning, reaching ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Growing up as an at-risk teen, Rakeem Addison couldn’t see anything in his neighborhood to inform, inspire or open his young mind. There were no field trips for him, and like so many others in his parent’s income bracket, he got the leftovers of the bigger payers of society. “It was unfortunate. ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Your kids on summer vacation – can waste brain matter on video games and out in the streets, or they could be at camp, develop their futures, and learn to positively interact with others, all while having the best times of their young lives. Now running for over 20 years, the IAM ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Most people never think about their legs until they can’t get around as they used to, which is where Free Wheelchair Mission comes to the rescue. In the past 20 years, the Irvine nonprofit has given away 1.3 million wheelchairs, the most distributed wheelchairs around the world. Nuka Solomon, a first-generation American ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The Tabernacle Community Development Corporation (TCDC) in partnership with the Los Angeles County Health Services has launched a new program to expand access to free community-based COVID-19 testing in the Black community. TCDC is setting in motion its effort in some areas of Los Angeles County where there ...
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    By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media  Gov. Newsom says he wants to help small businesses. Combined, they are a major economic engine in the state. He wants them to get online quicker and expand their markets to reach new customers in cyberspace. This is as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer their bottom lines and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It should come as no surprise that the last place most formerly incarcerated want to be is at another courthouse standing before another judge. That’s probably one reason why thousands that could have gotten expunged haven’t taken advantage of the process locally since 2014 when the expungement law opened up. Since then, ...