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Keeping it Real: Has Hatred, Guns, Unbridled Racism and Violence Left Us Numb to Reality and Too Paralyzed to Act

S.E. Williams A 2009 study reported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information noted that theoretically, people can become desensitized to violence after repeated exposure. For example, after repeatedly witnessing community violence, something that  would initially elicit strong negative emotional reactions,  it is possible those feelings will be dampened and as a result, individuals experience […]

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Homelessness Increases in San Bernardino County According to 2022 Point in Time Count

S. E. Williams | “Finding shelter for homeless families and individuals is only part of the picture,” said San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford reflecting on the county’s 2022  Point in Time homeless count.  Rutherford, who serves on the County’s Interagency Council on Homelessness continued, “We also must provide wrap-around services such as […]

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Remembering Bobbie Jene Johnson

IE Voice Staff | Bobbie Jene Johnson, a beloved member of the San Bernardino community, has passed. She was born November 6, 1935, in Emmet, Arkansas to Xavier, Sr. and Allie (Wesley) Jones, the youngest of their five children.   During her time in Arkansas Bobbie became a member of the College Hill Missionary Baptist Church […]

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Meet Black Voice Newsroom’s  CatchLight and RFA Photojournalists Michael Grant and Aryana Noroozi

Amber Bolden | Black Voice News (BVN)  is continuing its partnership with Report For America (RFA) this year adding its second and third corps members to the BVN/VOICE newsroom, Aryana Noroozi and Michael Grant.  RFA is a national service program that connects emerging journalists with opportunities to join local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues […]

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CNPA Awards Black Voice News Reporter Breanna Reeves

IE Voice Message from the editor: Please join Voice Media Ventures in congratulating Black Voice News Reporter and RFA corps member Breanna Reeves for her first place award bestowed by the California News Publishers Association for “In Depth” reporting in relation to her 2021 feature,  “The Barren Mile: Food Apartheid and San Bernardino Residents’ Quest […]

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Keeping it Real: Riverside and San Bernardino Voters, Don’t Sit This Election Out…

S.E. Williams America has 19,000 cities, towns, and villages with a variety of government  structures, but regardless of how they are structured,  all elect officials to carry out essential government functions. Whether we are electing school board members, a district attorney, selecting city councilmembers, county board supervisors or a new sheriff, those we elect should  […]