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COVID-19 and Black California: Black Voice News’ Mapping Black California Introduces A Newly Updated Dashboard

S. E. Williams Earlier this year, the Black Voice News’ Mapping Black California (MBC) team introduced a dashboard that looked at the impact of  COVID-19 on Black Bodies in communities around the state.   The tool not only focuses on COVID-19’s impact on these communities but also looks at the evolving nature of the virus in […]

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Open Letter to San Bernardino City School Board

Opinion by Hardy Brown Sr. | BVN Publisher Emeritus September 26, 2021 San Bernardino City Unified School District  777 North “F” Street San Bernardino, 92410 Honorable Board of Education Members Dr. Gwendolyn Dowdy-Rodgers, President Dr. Scott Wyatt, Vice President Danny Tillman, Member, Mayra Ceballos, Member, Dr. Barbara Flores, Member Dr. Margaret Hill, Member, Abigail Rosales-Medina, […]

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San Bernardino Children and Family Services Exposed: For Years Foster Kids Placed with Sexual Abuser

Gail Fry | Voice According to court documents obtained and interviews by the IE Voice / Black Voice News, a federal jury awarded a $2.5 million judgment after finding a whistleblower—former San Bernardino County employee, Eric Bahra—warned the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as well as Children and Family Services, of a “systemic failure” resulting […]

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Bill Capping the Use of Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas Awaits Governor’s Signature

Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ A police reform bill calling for stricter standards on how law enforcement officers across the state use rubber bullets and tear gas for crowd control has been approved by both the California Senate and Assembly. About AB 48 The legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 48, introduced by Assemblywoman Lorena […]

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Elected Officials Tour New Affordable Housing In San Bernardino

Drew Nate | National, state, and local officials toured the affordable housing community of Crestview Terrace in San Bernardino on Sept. 14 as the new development nears completion.  Crestview Terrace is the third phase of the Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood, created as a model for the future by applying innovative approaches including  a strong public-private partnership […]

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UCR CHC’s Community Medicine Mini Grant Program is Back

Center for Healthy Communities | The UCR Center for Healthy Communities Mini Grant Program is designed to engage  medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows of the UCR in service and advocacy projects within the Inland Empire communities.  Its goals include engaging the UCR community in service driven projects that assist the underserved; improves access […]

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Gov. Newsom Directs Nearly $138 Million to Local Fire Prevention

Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (Cal Fire), has directed nearly $137 million in funding to local fire prevention. Newsom approved $123 million of that funding in April for the Fire Prevention Grant Program, while the additional $14.8 million is […]