Some 30 years ago, Inland Empire residents Hardy and Cheryl Brown bought a small black newspaper and over the years grew it into one of the most widely-circulated community newspapers in the region. Now a California State Assemblywoman representing the San Bernardino Valley, Cheryl Brown talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the history of the black press in the IE -- much of it personal to her and her family. This is Part 1 of a two-part interview.
In Part 2 of her interview with KVCR's Ken Vincent, former local newspaper publisher -- now an IE state legislator -- Cheryl Brown talks about her family’s efforts to get young people interested in documenting and disseminating black history.
Be sure to listen to Part 1 of our interview -- also posted on this page -- where Assemblywoman Brown recounts the history of the black press in the IE.
2/26/2014 6:00 AM
| Matt Guilhem
Union-represented service and patient care workers at UC Riverside and 9 other UC campuses across the state have called a five-day strike for next week. KVCR's Matt Guilhem explains why.
John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about poverty in the IE. In this segment, Dr. Husing explains why the government's current efforts to alleviate poverty are little more than "band-aids."