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Celebrations of the Black Panther Party to be Featured in Oakland During Black History Month

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The contributions of the Black Panther Party will be celebrated in¬†Oakland¬†throughout the month of February as part of Black History Month. Among the highlights will be a street naming initiative on¬†February 17th¬†spearheaded by¬†Fredrika Newton, Black Panther alumna and life partner of co-founder Dr.¬†Huey P. Newton. The commemorative name change of 9th¬†Street to¬†“Dr.¬†Huey P. Newton Way“¬†stretches a three-block section in¬†West Oakland;…

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Pandemic adding to the physical and financial stress facing many Black caregivers

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  While the risk of COVID-19 poses the greatest threat to the elderly, it’s also taking a toll on the people they rely on most: their caregivers. This is particularly true in the Black community, where the pandemic presents new sources of stress,¬†both physically and financially. A new Nationwide Retirement Institute¬ģ survey of 313 Black caregivers commissioned in¬†September 2020¬†reveals¬†the toll…

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