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Consequences of Extreme Heat

Breanna Reeves | Photos by Aryana Noroozi “Our planet has just endured a season of simmering — the hottest summer on record. “Climate breakdown has begun,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sept. 6. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) noted that August was the hottest month on record, followed by July, according to data […]

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Cultivating Student Triumph and Community Unity: A Conversation with Dr. Gwendolyn Dowdy-Rodgers

Asante-Ra In the ever-evolving realm of education, the cultivation of student triumph and the fostering of community unity stand as paramount objectives. Black Voice News recently  had the honor of interviewing Dr. Gwendolyn Dowdy-Rodgers, Area D representative of the San Bernardino County Board of Education on these and other goals.  In this illuminating conversation, Dr. […]

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Revolutionizing Education: Connecting and Engaging Learning Communities through LMS

Asante-Ra In this  digital age, the educational landscape is rapidly evolving, with institutions across California, including the California State University (CSU) system, harnessing the transformative power of Learning Management Systems (LMS).  These  robust LMS platforms are reshaping the traditional educational delivery model by fostering a more connected and engaged learning community.  LMS are considered digital […]

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Keeping it Real: How Do We Explain the Death of 12-Year-Old Yahshua Robinson in Lake Elsinore?

“In this difficult moment, we are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of one of our students due to a medical emergency on one of our LEUSD campuses.. . .Our hearts are with the family, friends and our school community.” – Lake Elsinore Unified School District spokesperson, Melissa Valdez The death of 12-year-old middle schooler, […]

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Black-Led Community-Based Organizations Responding to Needs of Pregnant Women

Breanna Reeves One in five women reported mistreatment during maternity care in the U.S., according to a newly released U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vital Signs report on maternity care experiences. More than 2,400 respondents completed the Porter Novelli View Moms survey which was conducted from April 24 through 30, 2023 by […]

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Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy: Guiding Youth Towards a Brighter Future

Asante-Ra  Amidst the vibrant celebration of Black Business Week, the spotlight shines on an organization that has been making profound strides in shaping young minds and empowering communities. BVN had the privilege of conversing with Terrance L. Stone, Founder and CEO of Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy, an individual whose journey from personal struggles to […]

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Don’t Get Caught Uncovered Due to Medi-Cal Unwinding: Know and  Exercise Your Options

Breanna Reeves With more than 15 million beneficiaries at risk of being disenrolled for Medi-Cal benefits, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released their first month of redetermination data. DHCS recently launched the ​​​​​​​​​​​Medi-Cal ​​Continuous Coverage Unwinding Dashboard with data from June, the first month for which redetermination data is available. The interactive dashboard […]

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A Stand for Equality Has Tragic Ending

Gail Fry | IE Voice News & Black Voice News Contributor A shopkeeper’s stand for equality of the LBGTQ community and met with objections from certain people in the San Bernardino Mountain communities has ended in tragedy.  The rainbow flag she displayed outside her shop was torn down, and the shopkeeper, Laura Ann Carleton, shot […]