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    By Dianne Anderson With unemployment at its lowest rate in years, holding at about 3.8%, jobs are booming across sectors nationwide with a brighter outlook for almost everyone. Last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unemployment for Blacks at 6.4% increased in March, while rates for Asians at 2.5%, and Hispanics at 4.5% have ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For novices and pros alike looking to handle their business in “the IE,” an area historically almost invisible to investors — there’s more money, grants and resources just around the corner. And, newbies shouldn’t be nervous if it’s their first time getting in the mix. On Monday, January 22, the Small Business ...
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    By Dianne Anderson ARPA, the American Rescue Plan Act, the funding that brought down hundreds of billions of dollars for nationwide projects and programs, is a gift that keeps on giving. Now, it is up to community based organizations to learn how to participate and locate various streams of funding, while there is still a ...
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    Over the weekend, a number of Juneteenth events were held throughout the Inland Empire. Events honoring Juneteenth were held in Palm Springs, Victorville, Riverside and San Bernardino. The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce was involved with the Juneteenth events in Palm Springs, Victorville and the event hosted at San Bernardino Valley College in collaboration ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Real Women Revealed is calling on Black women to come out to grab their sophisticated swag bags, but more importantly to “come like your ancestors sent you” and forge new entrepreneurial ground at their annual celebration expo. From her own family history inspiration, Audrey Bell Jenkins thinks back to her great-grandma, who ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Two job openings and a plethora of choices for all unemployed Americans sound like great odds for everyone, except for the historically last hired and first fired. The latest data still needs to be disaggregated, but as far as Dr. Nosakhere Thomas can see, his center’s pre-apprentices were dealing with greater challenges ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not a hair out of place when casting out the solid bronze bust of Kamala Harris meant painstaking work for artist and sculptor Bernard Edmonds, who always labors over the eyes, the nose and the mouth. From hours and hours of studying faces, learning the nuances by memory, nothing escapes his senses, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Creative artsy types and nonprofits that are not in-the-know about how to go after up to $100,000 in grants may find the process intimidating, but a new project wants to help smooth the way. Coming up no later than January, listening sessions will open up to help simplify the approach to get ...
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    $980 savings for health care coverage and $200 for prescription drugs  Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that families in the Inland Empire will soon see more affordable prescription drugs and lower health insurance premiums because of key provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act: extending Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax credits and allowing Medicare to negotiate directly ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles This past Friday, the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency joined forces with both Riverside and San Bernardino County at the first annual Inland Empire Workforce Development Summit. “I can assure you… that the Inland Empire is a very serious priority for Secretary Palugyai and Gov. Gavin Newsom,” said Dr. Angelo ...