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    By Dianne Anderson If a robot calls sounding like President Joe Biden or some other social media AI-generated image of him saying not to vote on March 5 – don’t believe it. The last time it happened two months ago in New Hampshire, thousands of Democrats missed out. Yet, for all the tricks in the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If all goes as planned, a recent state proposal will help In Home Supportive Services caregivers in California, which could increase compensation for family members who are putting in long hard hours, many without pay. As someone who cared for her mother with a broken hip, Kelita Gardner said the potential to ...
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    Cancer – A Silent Killer for Blacks By Dianne Anderson Cancer – if only it could rear its ugly head before someone hits the late stages when they can still receive treatment, and live. But typically, there are too few clues along the way. Sometimes, an unusual lump or a bump, but more likely, the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson These days, politics dominate just about every major front of the social landscape, but Pastor Ivan Pitts expects that his long-time friend, Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock will preach on much more pressing matters at his highly anticipated visit. As part of the year-long milestone 100th anniversary of Second Baptist Church in Santa ...
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    By Dianne Anderson From humble beginnings, all the old landmark traditions of 100 years ago at Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana continue, even as what’s old becomes new again. With the development of a strong digital and online presence, membership is increasing at home, and internationally. During the worst of times, the church prospers, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson It didn’t take long for counselor Heather Johnson to recognize that Black students at Irvine Valley College were not readily coming into her office when she and fellow counselor Taliah Chatterfield got busy building programs to help them find the door. Through their latest outreach, along with the Equity Office leadership, they ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Young folks and millennials these days may think they invented the call-out culture, but Misty Levingston knows what really happened. Everyone has their own favorite MLK speech, and hers is the 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” where Dr. King calls out society that ignited an entire national justice movement at a time ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In this world, bad things happen. The why of it all is the question of the ages. Pastor Ivan Pitts, reminiscing about an old friend’s birthday, recalls the basis of Habakkuk’s entire argument about how the rain falls on the just and the unjust, why some get blessed, and others don’t. His ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black men are being called to man up for an upcoming life-saving prostate health awareness event where they can freely ask – or anonymously write down – what’s stopping them from getting tested. This time around, no women are allowed. Rev. Gary McKinney said that before COVID-19, they averaged about 50 to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Health checks usually fall last on the list for many Black patients who are trying to steer clear of doctors who are culturally ignorant, or just don’t care. Either way, avoiding annual vital health checks, like diabetes, mammograms and prostate exams, colorectal tests, or other lifesaving blood work can be potentially dangerous. ...