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OPINION: Vaccination hesitancy in Black community justified

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

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Members of the Riverside community show solidarity at vigil for victims of racial violence

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.

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RCCD Chancellor recognized by NAACP

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

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Riverside learns from ‘Lessons from Ferguson’

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.

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