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Hardy L. Brown

Hate Crimes: Race or Color Still Matters

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On April 26 and May 5th, I wrote “Living in the Inland Empire Might be Dangerous to Your Health if you are Black” and “Sending Signals of Racism.” I was o­nce again reminded of those facts when I read The Press-Enterprise column by Cassie MacDuff entitled: “A Racist Place,” where she quoted from a report by National Public Radio saying, “The Inland Empire is a hotbed for racism.”

James Irvine Foundation, Stop Wasting Our Time

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The staff of the James Irvine Foundation of San Francisco rode into Riverside and San Bernardino Counties over a year ago and invited some community members to a dinner at the Historic Mission Inn.

Sam Crowe for Mayor

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On June 7, 2005 the citizens of o­ntario will go to the polls and cast a vote for the leadership of the city in the position of mayor. This is a special election because the position was vacated when Gary Ovitt became a Supervisor for the County of San Bernardino.

“Army of None?”

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The Black Voice News is joining with parents in our comunity telling their boys and girls not to sign up for the military at this time. There are many reasons but for starters: Blacks do not believe that this war with Iraq is a just war. They see too many contradictions o­n why we went to war.

Signals of Racism Being Sent

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The real outward signs of racism have long faded from “Jim Crow” signs displayed in public places, but the remnants are still lingering in pockets of our community. Some people would like to talk about it, while others want to say it is not real and therefore should be ignored. I want to review two situations that let me know that racism is a topic that America needs to come to grips with in order to remove the “band-aid” so that real healing can begin.

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