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    by Dianne Anderson If the community didn’t have enough to talk about at last year’s Juneteenth – this year should provide more than enough conversation to cover the latest threats to freedom and democracy. Across the Inland Empire, Orange County, and Long Beach, celebrations are honoring Black history by preserving the culture, and defending the ...
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    Gospel Voices of OC, an artistic concert in conjunction with Juneteenth, returns for its third season to Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University on Saturday, June 8. Produced by Arts & Learning Conservancy’s Founder/CEO Debora Wondercheck and presented by Musco Center Presents and Chapman University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, this year’s ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Anyone with any history with Donald Craig  doesn’t  have to think twice about some of his best qualities – he never met a stranger,  he  was always considerate and  never  stopped fighting for people in need. Even when times were hard, and up until last month, he was still on the phone ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Statistically, the Black community runs two to three times more negatively impacted in every area of race bias in healthcare, education, housing, and have come to rely on events like the annual Juneteenth festival as a lifeline of familiar faces they know and trust. That may soon end as the City of ...
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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 Not just hundreds, more like multiple thousands will turn out for Juneteenth celebrations in the Inland Empire for free good times, outdoor activities for the kids — all while not forgetting the essentials for life – jobs, health, education and housing. Edwin Johnson said family fun is guaranteed, but he also wants ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Like never before, the Juneteenth tradition is proliferating across the nation to show the world that Blacks in America, despite the worst of times, are still on top, still creating, and still vibrant. Since the celebration became a federal holiday two years ago, festivities are gaining momentum in the gathering, which Dwayne ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Long Beach parks will be brimming this weekend as friends and family converge for neighborhood reunions, bringing the old cultural landmark into the here and now. All the fun, good food and entertainment will also no doubt spark some deeper historical conversations on the real meaning of Juneteenth. For small business owner, ...
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    In commemoration of Juneteenth, the San Bernardino Juneteenth Committee is hosting its second annual Juneteenth Celebration: A Celebration of Freedom; Stomp the Yard Edition,” on Saturday, June 17, at San Bernardino Valley College. San Bernardino Valley College is located at 701 N. Mt. Vernon Ave in San Bernardino. The event will be held from 10 ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Juneteenth is in full swing like never before with back-to-back local events to choose from, but organizers say it’s more than just good times and good eats. Hundreds have already registered for a June 18 event at San Bernardino Valley College, just one of numerous events popping up. Expect something for the ...