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Keeping it Real: San Bernardino Sheriff Permanently Slams Door on Coroner Transparency

S.E. Williams When the baton was passed from former San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon to his hand-picked successor Shannon Dicus the ink was hardly dry from his official swearing in ceremony when the Captain of the Coroner Division issued a press release labeled, “Temporary Operating Procedure” announcing that although Coroner Division policy designates the […]

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Black Photographer Lelanie Foster Captures Official Portrait of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Breanna Reeves | The White House released the official portrait of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson following her historic confirmation to the Supreme Court.  On Friday Jackson was photographed by Bronx native, Lelanie Foster, a young Black photographer known for honoring the beauty of Black and Brown people in her photography. Following the bipartisan confirmation of […]

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Confirmed! Ketanji Brown Jackson First Black Woman to Serve on US Supreme Court

Breanna Reeves |  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, made history on Thursday when she was confirmed as the 116th Supreme Court justice, making her the first Black woman and first public defender  to become a member of the highest court. The U.S. Senate confirmed Jackson’s appointment in a 53-47 vote.    Jackson will replace Justice Stephen Breyer […]

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Cesar Chavez Sparked a Movement for Farmworkers’ Rights and Protections that Continues

Breanna Reeves | In an act that continues to honor the legacy of labor activist Cesar Chavez, farm workers and supporters across California hosed demonstrations to question why Governor Newsom didn’t support an agricultural bill, on what would have been Chavez’s 95th birthday on March 31, 2022.  According to the United Farm Workers (UFW), the […]

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San Bernardino Makes Historic Appointment,  Darren Goodman Selected The City’s First Black Police Chief

S. E. Williams | On Friday, April 1 the City of San Bernardino announced the appointment of Darren Goodman to serve as the city’s chief of police. The nationwide search for the right candidate seemed exorbitantly long—the search took nearly three years—and in the interim, many in the community called for transparency and the fair […]