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San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Exposes Confidential Informant

Gail Fry | Black Voice News & IE Voice Contributor In litigation between the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the San Bernardino Superior Court, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office that rose to the California Supreme Court, the County claimed a need to protect confidential informants, yet an unsealed search warrant […]

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Unprecedented Weather Pummels the Inland Region, Stranding Residents in Mountain Communities

Breanna Reeves and Aryana Noroozi | As the COVID-19 State of Emergency came to an end this week, Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed another state of emergency in 13 counties on Thursday  as a result of the winter storm. The declaration seeks to support disaster response and relief in counties hardest hit by the weather, especially […]

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CSUSB’s Anthropology Museum Celebrates AfroOaxacan Culture as Black History Month Closes

Breanna Reeves | Afromexicanos — Mexicans with African roots — make up just two percent of Mexico’s total population. For hundreds of years, Afromexicans have fought for recognition and in 2020, for the first time, the country’s 2020 census counted its Afromexican population of 2.5 million, officially recognizing the underrepresented communities that exist across the […]

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Keeping it Real: Chad Bianco, Are There No Limits to Your Hubris?

S.E. Williams | “The following is video in response to a DOJ investigation based on frivolous complaints and accusations surrounding jail deaths in Riverside County,” reads the opening screen of Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco’s Instagram post in response to the announcement by CA Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday, February 23, 2023, declaring that […]

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Letter to Editor:AG’s Probe on Riverside Sheriff’s Department Long Overdue, Residents Deserve a Better Law Enforcement

Letter to Editor 24 February 2023 LULAC District 5, in the Inland Empire, is an affiliate of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which is a national civil rights organization with membership chapters throughout the nation, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  Last week, the California Attorney General‘s office announced an investigation into whether […]

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Colton City Council Hears Community Concerns and Votes to Maintain  the Triple-Extended Warehouse Moratorium Until It Expires in May 2023

Aryana Noroozi | In May 2022, the City of Colton declared an extension of its warehouse moratorium that began May 3, 2021, for a third time. Earlier this month, the possibility of an early termination of the moratorium was put on the table.  Since 2010, approximately 100 warehouses have been built across the Inland Empire, […]

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Upland School District Takes Action Against Racism and Bullying After Incident at Pepper Tree Elementary

Asante-Ra  Racist bullying incidents involving Black students at a school in Upland has caused great concern in the community.  Most recently, racist drawings were given to a sixth grade girl in a Pepper Tree Elementary School classroom. One of the drawings stated “You’re my favorite monkey,” and another read “To my favorite cotton picker.”   “I […]