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Arbery Verdict: Guilty!

S. E. Williams “He didn’t do nothing but run and dream,” said Marcus Arbery, Sr., the father of Ahmaud Arbery, commenting on the life and loss of his son in response to the guilty verdicts reached in the prosecution  of the three men who murdered him. Guilty verdicts were delivered Wednesday, November 24, for all […]

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2021 California Economic Summit Highlights Resilience Funding for Local Communities

Breanna Reeves | The tenth annual 2021 California Economic Summit, provided an opportunity for Samuel Assefa, Director of  the California Office of Planning and Research, to announce that public comment regarding the proposed 13 regions that will receive Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) grants was extended to November 19. The 13 proposed regions will receive […]

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The Barren Mile: Food Apartheid and San Bernardino Residents’ Quest for Fresh, Healthy Food as COVID-19 Persists

Breanna Reeves | Black Voice News  Around 11 a.m. Cyrilene begins organizing the kitchen at the Highland Senior Center, as she does on most Mondays and Tuesdays. She grabs the metal container prepped with roast beef and cheese slices from the refrigerator and checks the temperature. Then, she starts the assembly line.  Placing roast beef […]

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Pandemic pushes more Black Americans to take up urban farming to fight ‘food apartheid’

Karen Robinson-Jacobs During the pandemic, one in four Black Americans experienced food insecurity and activists say they want more members of the community to take an active role in solve the redlining-induced problem of “food apartheid.” Before coronavirus shutdowns gave Mike Daniels an unexpected furlough, he hadn’t thought much about urban gardening, though he’d heard […]