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Community Health Centers: Fulfilling the Promise of the ACA, Eliminating Black Health Disparities

One hundred one years ago, Booker T. Washington penned a letter to the editors of America’s leading black newspapers. In it, he contended that health, more than any other measure, was the single most important aspect to achieving progress and parity for African-Americans. Continue reading Community Health Centers: Fulfilling the Promise of the ACA, Eliminating Black Health Disparities

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Film Review: Keanu

They’re 50 percent Black, 50 percent White. 100 percent Nerd. Go figure. Left to their own devices and dull lives, not a lot of excitement comes their way. Until that fateful day when a lost and forlorn kitty shows up at the door. Then all hell breaks loose, and Rell (Jordan Peele) and his cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) have to step out of their milk-toast comfort zone and into gang life. Their metamorphous is hysterical. Continue reading Film Review: Keanu

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Watch Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Jokes

President Barack Obama dropped his microphone at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, acknowledging what everyone had already concluded: he slayed it!

Larry Wilmore didn’t do so bad as host, either, at least depending upon who is doing the review and if you’re among those willing to dismiss his use of the N-word. Continue reading Watch Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Jokes

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California Creatives: Gianna Dorsey Part 1

Gianna Dorsey is one of the brightest young talents in the photography world.

A self-described “okay” photographer, Gianna’s photos capture a level of intimacy and authenticity that belie her youth and modesty. Even before graduating from Brooks Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography she was working with reputable publications such as Ebony, Jet and VIBE. Continue reading California Creatives: Gianna Dorsey Part 1

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Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Continues to Make History and Break Stereotypes

Legacy. Recently, at our annual Moreno Valley Unified School District employee-recognition event, Saluting Education, one of our honored educators used that word to describe what she’s creating with her exemplary teaching. Taking the long view of her work, she said that the knowledge and skills she’s passing on to her elementary students are a legacy that will live on and continue to make a positive contribution long after her time on earth is finished. Continue reading Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Continues to Make History and Break Stereotypes