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    By Dianne Anderson Whether youth want to get into law enforcement or fire department careers –  or not – they can still access free training for skills that last a lifetime and look great on their resume, like certified emergency response, CPR, crowd control, and more. Soon, Long Beach youth programs are expected to fill ...
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    by Barbara Smith Photos by Earl Edwards Historically artists have used their creativity and platforms to challenge the status quo, inspire movements, and drive social change. In keeping with this continuum, a coterie of committed artists, advocates for social justice and community members gathered at Santa Ana College last week for an interactive concert, “Artists ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent As he continues to battle the twice-impeached and 34-times-convicted felon and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, President Joe Biden has not stopped working to improve the lives of the poor, disadvantaged, and disenfranchised. In his latest effort to level the playing field, Biden announced a series ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ The National Park Service (NPS) is set to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Port Chicago explosion, a tragic event that claimed the lives of 202 Black sailors. The incident occurred on July 17, 1944, in Contra Costa County, when 4,606 tons of ammunition being loaded unto two ...
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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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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent As the United States commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the nation reflects on a transformative law that reshaped American society by prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The landmark legislation emerged from a period of ...
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    By Jesse B. Johnson, Jr.  The 100 Black Men of Long Beach, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) professional organization. During the 38th International Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 11-18, the “Best of the Best” Stock Market Game competition took place, where only the top four teams competed for top prizes. Fourteen weeks prior to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For their strong advocacy against anti-Blackness, students at Cal State University system got some well-deserved recognition, along with a decent amount of scholarship dollars to help encourage their passion to continue the fight. Armand Jovaughn Egere pushed hard after the pandemic to get his grades high, engaged in extracurricular activity with Alpha Phi ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent A recent study by the Pew Research Center reveals deep-seated mistrust among Black Americans toward U.S. institutions, highlighting concerns that these institutions intentionally or negligently harm Black people. Conducted from September 12 to 24, 2023, the survey of 4,736 Black adults sheds light on the extent of these ...
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    By William J. Barber, II If you’re an ordinary American who goes to work to pay the bills or takes care of a loved one most days, it’s easy to feel down when you see the headlines about the 2024 election. Donald J. Trump has been convicted of 34 felonies for falsifying business records to ...