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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 As a recent ACLU lawsuit against the Orange County District Attorney demands to see what the county is hiding, activists wait for data to show what they already know – that Black and Brown people are unfairly prosecuted more than other groups. Gabriela Hernandez, speaking as plaintiff of Chicanxs Unidxs, said for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In these volatile political times, Orange County NAACP is taking on a heavier mandate, proactively tackling issues of race hate and addressing the rise in local requests for help. Through a new initiative, the community can access streamlined referrals to attorneys through the state’s Legal Redress committees. Local branch president Deirdre Harris ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As the nation was out hoarding rationed toilet paper, and just about anything else they could fit in the cart, health professional Doretha Williams-Flournoy was flying back home to California where she basically had the plane to herself. At the airport, she took note of nonstop news on COVID 19. One station ...
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    By Dianne Anderson The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association recently held its third annual installation and awards gala in honor of their namesake, America’s first Black Supreme Court justice, and to give scholarships in support of local law students. Since starting their bar association in 2012, they are now one of the most recognized legal resources ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A little nudge sometimes can have a big impact. When Dr. Fred Calhoun came on as Orange County NAACP branch president last February, one of his top goals was going after the thing he knew best — the educational system. Soon after taking his seat, he began sending notices to community colleges ...