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    By Dianne Anderson When Dr. Candice Taylor Lucas is not waxing poetic on the harder sides of being a Black female doctor standing tall in stilettos, she is taking whatever steps needed to heal others so they too may not stumble or fall. Just getting through the hospital doors, for Black doctors or patients, is ...
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    The Math Still ‘Ain’t Mathing’ By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Shortly after actress Taraji P. Henson said the “math ain’t mathing” when raising concerns about equal pay for women in Hollywood, two new reports not only support the star’s claims, but each go a bit further in revealing the overwhelming disparities ...
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    Top-seeded Cal State Dominguez Hills captured its first ever NCAA West Region Championship with a 73-51 victory over 3rd-seeded Cal State San Marcos, and is heading to the NCAA Elite Eight next week. The eight-team tournament takes place March 20-22 in St. Joseph, Missouri, with the two surviving schools battling for the NCAA Championship on ...
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    By Maxim Elramsisy California Black Media A poll of Black women and Latinas across California sponsored by Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) and Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) found that 77% are experiencing some form of discrimination due to “personal characteristics,” including race or ethnicity, assumptions about income or education, and/or physical ...
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    By Peter White Despite new laws to keep people from voting and gerrymandering election districts to take away the power of minority communities, the Republican “red wave” that pollsters predicted ahead of last week’s midterms didn’t happen. Ethnic Media Services debriefed six experts on their reactions to the election results and what should be done ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Word on the street is that the homeless may not be able to afford an apartment, but they might be able to afford a self-storage unit to live in. It’s not so far-fetched, but unlikely safe and hard to get at the real numbers. The homeless are stealthy. As hot as it’s ...
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    By Charlene Crowell Twice as Likely to Owe More Than $50K, Have Decreased Savings In mid-June the Federal Reserve, nation’s central bank, raised interest rates in hopes of curbing rising inflation and deterring a full-blown recession. Chief among its responsibilities, the Fed’s duty is to develop “appropriate monetary policy”. For much of Black America, many ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black businesses everywhere are barely hanging on through the volatile economy, but those that have managed to push through the hard times know how and where to get help, but probably more importantly, know how to give some back. This month, Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities East Chapter honors ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In a perfect world with her perfect five-star customer ratings, Deanna Margarith’s video arcade should have had standing room only. Her virtual reality family center was drawing the little kids, the bigger kids and adults all to the same space for high-quality fun and games. Margarith, a local Black business owner, was ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Spoken like a true engineer, Robin Thorne explains how her nonprofit outreach operates in ways that other like-minded engineers can appreciate. “How would I describe it? Demo Chicks are more of a conduit,” said Robin Thorne, founder and CEO of CTI Environmental, Inc. in Long Beach. “What we like to do is ...