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    By Dianne Anderson Now that so much COVID money has dried up along with many program supports for the low income community, anti-poverty activist Connie Jones sees the fallout as more people seek help with food and resources as they try to hang on to their housing. It all boils down to voting potential, knowing ...
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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 For Quinton Smith, the thing that keeps him motivated also keeps him up at night – that a hair cell, a human cell, a fat cell, can be reprogrammed to its embryonic state with the possibility of turning that cell into any cell type is nothing short of mind blowing. “The idea ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some Netflix armchair scientists may be happy to learn that, at least theoretically, Afrofuturism is cutting edge and already here. Ronke Olabisi doesn’t just celebrate Black History Month – she is Black history in the making. She imagines a vast universe of possibilities through tissue regeneration, skin and bone, and more, but ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Taraji P. Henson’s powerful statement that highlighted the glaring wage disparities faced by Black women in Hollywood perhaps pales in comparison to the meager salaries those in America’s workforce historically contend with. And on January 29, the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Biden-Harris ...
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    African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Live entertainment with plenty of fun, yet not forgetting the higher academic pursuits of social justice, business acumen and job advancement, are a few of the Black History Month offerings at Orange County campuses. Elaina Sidney said their Soulful Soiree kicks off events with an invitation for students to get to know ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent A new report from WalletHub, a personal finance website, has found that the racial wealth gap in the United States is alive and well. The report, titled “2024’s States with the Biggest & Smallest Wealth Gaps by Race/Ethnicity,” compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Pulling together what it takes to serve 8-10,000 who roll through the OC Black History Parade and Cultural Fair seeking a taste of soul, top entertainment and trending diaspora, is not always easy. But it is the best thing going in the county since the legacy of parade founder Helen Shipp got ...
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    By Dianne Anderson A new infusion of funding is helping in the fight for justice against targeted hate crime attacks, which typically runs double or more for Blacks over all other groups in Orange County. The quest to address racist violence is starting to shape up for local activists. The state of California has issued ...