UC Riverside PRIME Supports Women, Diversity and Cultural Competency in Healthcare
In April 2016, Kira Dixon Johnson went to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles for a scheduled cesarean section. Johnson died hours later after giving birth to her son, Langston, as a result of complications associated with his birth. In 2022, her husband, Charles Johnson, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior...
Palm Springs Prayer Vigil Unites for Restorative Justice
In honor of Black History Month, on Sunday, February 18, beginning at 3:00 pm, the survivors and supporters of Palm Springs Section 14, and a coalition of community organizations will unite for a Prayer Vigil at The Church of St. Paul in the Desert in Palm Springs located at 125 W El Alameda, Palm Springs. The prayer vigil will serve as the cornerstone event of a citywide day of prayer.
A Hold That Won’t Let Go: Mental Health Impacts of Criminal Justice Contact
Driving down the 10 freeway east at 5 a.m. the sun would still sleep below the horizon for over an hour as Adam Garcia and his mother, Nena, traveled to his court hearing at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, CA, located in Riverside County’s Coachella Valley. Every month, they make sure to leave Los Angeles by 4 a.m. to account for traffic or car issues. Court starts at 8:30 a.m.
44th annual Black History Month Expo and Parade celebrates African American heritage in Riverside
The 44th Annual Black History Month Expo and Parade, held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, in Riverside, was a celebration of the rich and diverse contributions of the African American community. This highly anticipated event brought together people from throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties to honor and appreciate the achievements and cultural heritage of Black IE. The expo featured exhibits, performances, and activities that showcased the region’s talent, resilience, and innovation. Closing out the parade was the highly anticipated performance by Tommy the Clown and his renowned dance crew, T Squad. The parade featured elected leaders, community based organizations, drill teams, matching bands, and leaders in business, social organizations, and religious institutions.
Black Voice News Seeks Aspiring Journalist through California Local News Fellowship Program
To sustain a truly democratic society those who serve and protect must be held accountable. The best way to ensure such accountability is to report on their words and their deeds. This should be the standard. But, with so much noise and disinformation in the media stream it is often hard for citizens to filter through it. This is what makes local journalism more important today than ever before.
Jim Harbaugh Era Begins in Los Angeles
The hiring of Jim Harbaugh to re-tool and lead the Los Angeles Charger football team by Dean Spanos, may be the most assertive head coach move in the history of the organization. Fresh off this year’s national championship win as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines (2015-2024), Jim Harbaugh says...
Black Culture Foundation Announces Black Rose 2024 Winners
The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation has announced its award winners for 2024, honoring two people for The Dr. Juanita Scott Humanitarian of the Year Award. Foundation President Ezekiel Adeleke said, “We have chosen Dr. Marcus Funchess, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources of the San Bernardino City Unified School District, and Jack B. Clark, Jr., partner at the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.”
Keeping it Real: Urgent Action Needed—Hate Against Black Students in Schools
When claims of “Racism as a Public Health Crisis” rang out in 2020 calling for an overdue plan of action to heal its victims as COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd collided with a new generation of activists, their sense of urgency for change was palpable. Conditions in America compelled them to picked up the torch of justice as they breathed new life into the struggle for equity and equality,
Power of the Press: Black Voice News @ 50 Exhibition at San Bernardino County Museum Extended to May
The Black Voice News team is proud to announce its exhibit in partnership with the San Bernardino County Museum, Power of the Press: Black Voice News @ 50, is being extended to early May. 2024. The exhibition, which commenorates the publication’s 50 years of service as a source for community...
U.S. Congress Approves Bill to Honor Legacy of Dr. Margaret B. Hill
What better way to enter Black History Month than by having one of our local sheroes recognized at the national level?. On March 2, 2022, Congressman Pete Aguilar introduced legislation renaming the Del Rosa Post Office to honor the late Dr. Margaret B. Hill. On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, that effort came to fruition when the House of Representatives passed the bill, officially authorizing the renaming of the post office to honor the legacy of Dr. Hill, beloved educator and community advocate who passed away in December ,2021.
Stronger Together Now Faces Ongoing Criticism Over Inclusion Events in Redlands
Stronger Together Now (STN), a nonprofit that hosts community events in the Inland Empire, is suddenly faced criticism and questions about the future of its events held in the City of Redlands as expressed at the Redlands City Council Meetings on December 19, 2023, and January 16, 2024. “In short,...
Keeping it Real: Conflict and Controversy in California Over Youth Tackle Football
It was a proud moment for Jayden Daniels, his family, other loved ones, members of the inland community and supporters across the country when it was announced on December 9, 2023, that he had won the coveted Heisman Trophy. By all accounts, Daniels is definitely a hometown hero, a role model for aspiring scholar-athletes, and an all-around good guy. His accomplishments are laudable.
News in Brief: Congressman Pete Aguilar Highlights Significance of $35M Grant in Addressing Homelessness
On Wednesday, January 24, Congressman Pete Aguilar held a press conference at the Central City Lutheran Mission in San Bernardino to announce a near $35 million Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) grant in support of the city’s Project Homekey. This grant, the largest awarded during the current...
Op Ed: Dual Enrollment – A Gateway to Empowerment for African American Students
In America’s educational landscape, the dual enrollment program stands as a significant opportunity for African American students, meriting attention well before middle school. This initiative, allowing high schoolers to experience college-level courses, is more than an academic advantage; it’s a crucial empowerment tool. Enrollment in these programs offers African...
California Changes COVID-19 Isolation Recommendations
Breaking from guidelines set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California changed their COVID-19 isolation recommendations earlier this month. On Jan. 9, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance on when to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19. Previously, the health agency recommended that people who test positive for COVID-19 isolate for five days and stay at home — a recommendation the CDC still encourages.
Prepare for a “Tridemic”: Flu, RSV, and COVID-19
According to Dr. Jose Luis Perez, Chief Medical Officer at South Central Family Health Center in Los Angeles, “There are more than a hundred different viruses that cause upper respiratory infections. Those include COVID19, RSV and the influenza virus.” Pulse oximeter captures measurement of oxygen saturation level in the patient's body. Credit: hub.jhu.edu.
Path Life Ministries Serving the Unhoused in Riverside County
Many longtime residents of. . .you can fill in the name of the place where you live. . .will tell you they don’t remember seeing so many people without permanent homes or housing. If you’re old enough, you can remember when the sight of someone laying on the sidewalk made you concerned they may have fallen ill. It wasn’t a common sight, but not anymore.
Heisman Hero Jayden Daniels Honored at Home
Former Cajon High School standout Jayden Daniels leaves for college and returns home to San Bernardino a Heisman Trophy winner. Honored by the city with a parade on Saturday, including a special tribute by his former high school to rename Cajon’s football field Jayden Daniels Stadium. Cajon High School...
Keeping it Real: Exhumation and Desecration — A Commentary on the Middle East
Every now and then something happens internationally that compels me to comment and although I recognize that any statement about Israel–unless it is glowing and supportive of their aggression against Hamas – is likely to be met with allegations of anti-semitism. However, I believe that comments related to the actions of a state are separate from commentary about its citizens, just as I believe criticism of acts by the American government is not an indictment of the American people.
Celebration of Life to be Held for Mark McKay Sr.
“A life isn’t significant except for its impact on others.” Mark McKay Sr. lived such a life, a life of service and care for others in partnership with his wife Robin McKay. Together they served countless families through McKay’s Mortuaries, their family- owned business, with locations in Fontana, Riverside, Victorville, and Los Angeles.
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