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    By Dianne Anderson Finding secure housing and decent nutrition in Long Beach food deserts, or making it to school without being jumped into gangs are just a few predictable factors that keep childhood poverty playing out for generations. Nonprofits do whatever they can, but usually get bogged down in daily operations and emergencies. Many juggle ...
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    Ever Forward Club founder Ashanti Branch says Black youth need “more care, more love, and being heard and being seen.” by Joseph Williams Ashanti Branch was failing, and he wasn’t sure why. In 2004, not long after abandoning a promising, lucrative career as an engineer, Branch found himself among the ranks of underpaid, overworked teachers at ...
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    By Edward Henderson California Black Media Efforts continue in California to raise awareness and encourage youth to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of June 9, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported 1.4 million cases of COVID-19 among youth aged 5-17, which accounted for 15.5% of all cases in the state. There have ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At just eight years old, Jeremiah Jones decided to take a hard look at his life’s direction, and change his ways. Until then, he had been involved with different sports and activities at the encouragement of his father, but he never could quite find his passion. He had another calling. By age ...
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    S.B. Schools By Dianne Anderson Kids headed back to school this week with the priority on safe learning as Omicron – or its latest variant “flurona,” COVID-19 plus the flu – becomes the new normal. Health experts are warning of the alarming rate of infection that is putting the little kids in danger. Children under ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media Black Californians have joined Black Americans around the country in closing the COVID-19 vaccine equity gap. As of Oct. 11, Black Californians were 4.2% of Californians that have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, up from 2.7% in February, according to the California Department of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Any excursion this summer to break through the four walls of pandemic constriction is sure to feel like an exciting vacation getaway for kids and youth. It’s been an ugly pent-up year, but the city of Long Beach parks is getting kids safely back together again with what looks like the start ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Kids from Riverside and San Bernardino schools will converge on Bourns Inc. headquarters in Riverside for a conference sure to spark their young inventive minds around cutting-edge technology. If there is any doubt about how much they crave technology, last year about 5,000 students were put on the waiting list to attend ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It’s the real stuff of what SyFy used to be made of – strange names like the Ztorg Trojan, phishing, ransomware attacks and viruses that monitor keyboards stroke by stroke. Credit card or other sensitive data can be easily hacked through third-party remote access. It can sneak in with just a string ...
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    By Ron Harris NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and faulty immigration policies, What about us? We understand and applaud your response to this administration’s malevolent separation of immigrant families from their children—policies and practices so un-American and shocking ...