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Keeping it Real: A Real Leader Would Apologize… But this is No Real Leader… This is Chad Bianco

S.E. Williams Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco loves to exploit right wing issues to garner media attention. So it came as no surprise that he would “open mouth and insert foot” at the first opportunity in relation to the highly controversial and political lightening rod issue of abortion in the wake of the recent U.S. […]

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LA Charger Training Camp Commences

Jon Gaede | BVN Sports The Los Angeles Charger football team breaks training camp with high expectations.  The Charger Costa Mesa training facility provides veteran players an optimal environment to refine their skills, while the rookies compete for an opportunity. NFL experts believe Chargers are a formidable playoff opponent Last season’s’ 9-8 Charger record is […]

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President Joe Biden Declares Monkeypox Outbreak a Public Health Emergency

Breanna Reeves | President Joe Biden declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency as cases continue to spread throughout the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra made the announcement during a briefing on August 4, just two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a global […]

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Department of Aging Tells Elderly Californians, “There Is Help for You”

Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media and BVN Staff The San Bernardino Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Commission on Social Action held a community meeting on aging recently with Susan DeMarios, Director of the California Department of Aging (CDA) and Sharon Nevins, Director of Bernardino County’s Department of Aging and Adult Services. Attendees […]

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Keeping it Real: Suicide, Public Health And The Need For A 988 Crisis Hotline

S.E. Williams California has launched the 988 mental health crisis hotline joining the effort to provide a simple, easy to remember, 3-digit number accessible nationally in cases someone you know and needs needs assistance.  It is hoped the national suicide and crisis hotline number can help save lives.  Sadly, suicide is a tragic public health […]

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What You Need to Know About California’s New 988 Suicide and Mental Health Crisis Line

Breanna Reeves | On July 16, California debuted the new suicide and crisis hotline number: 988. The short, three-digit federal number is now active across the nation and is an alternative to calling 911 for people experiencing mental health crises.  Recently, 988 has drawn criticism across social media because of the possibility dialing the number […]

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California Asks For Additional Monkeypox Support As WHO Declares Virus A Global Health Emergency

Breanna Reeves | As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of monkeypox a global health emergency on July 22. WHO noted that the outbreak has spread across 75 different countries and territories and cases exceed 16,000, about five times more than the 3,040 cases reported in […]

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Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy Extends Applications Deadline

IEV Staff | The Eleanor Jean Grier Leadership Academy has extended its deadline for applications to August 12, 2022. The leadership program, which was established in 2005 through a partnership between the Riverside African American Historical Society and The Group, has since graduated 175 individuals  – mostly women, people of color and low-income individuals –  […]