By Timothy Lewis People of all backgrounds have captured the narrative of police brutality on video, but what is overlooked is the mistreatment of incarcerated individuals in the criminal justice system. The Riverside chapter of the NAACP held a prison reform town hall April 21 in partnership with Riverside Justice Table and other local and
By Isabel Whitsett Riverside County medical professionals are continuing to encourage vaccinations as skepticism rises due to recent issues with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The Riverside chapter of the NAACP partnered with the UC Riverside Zeta Phi Beta Sorority on April 24, bringing health professionals together to discuss concerns with community members. The Johnson
By Paul Quick Some are becoming increasingly aware that African Americans are wary of the recently approved vaccines that promise to restore some sense of normalcy to their and all Americans’ lives. It is especially concerning considering how COVID-19 has ravaged our communities. Blacks often lack access to quality health care and are more likely
By Leo Cabral As protests against police brutality continue across the nation, hundreds gathered in solidarity at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial statue outside the Riverside County Administration Building. Many local prominent Black elected officials, civil rights leaders and union workers spoke at the vigil for victims of racial violence June 4.
By Samantha Bartholomew Riverside Community College District Chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac was honored by NAACP Riverside at its 76th Annual Freedom Fund Gala on May 3 for his contributions to education. The Freedom Fund Celebration is an annual fundraising gala where community leaders and organizations are honored for significant contributions made to their community. Isaac has more
Published: April 30, 2015 | Posted: May 4, 2015 | Written by Aja Sanders “How many deaths are too many deaths? One? Ten?” Deborah Wong, professor at the University of California, Riverside asked this question several times during the opening remarks of the community forum, titled “Lessons from Ferguson.” The event was hosted by Mt.