Beyond Longbeach

Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

Feb. 29, 2016 / By
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Reforms to the foster system have gone into effect in California - Assembly Bill 12 now lets youth stay in foster care until age 21.

Black Lives Matter and the Freddie Gray Effect

Feb. 22, 2016 / By

Almost a year later, as the trial for the second police officer charged with Freddie Gray’s murder is set to begin, the country continues to be plagued with the challenges of egregious police shootings, broken trust between law enforcement and Black communities, and the related gross income inequality that many feel fuels the mistreatment by officers.

Get DACA, Pursue Your Dream Job

Jan. 26, 2016 / By
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The Mexican national is a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program announced in 2012 that allows certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to get a reprieve from deportation, and a social security number and a work permit.

Why Latino Voters Matter – 5 Reasons to Watch the Hispanic Vote in 2016

Jan. 10, 2016 / By
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Latinos are at the epicenter of the swirling, unpredictable 2016 presidential campaign.

Making Juvenile Hall the Mental Health Provider of Last – Not First – Resort

Dec. 18, 2015 / By
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As many as 70 percent of the kids in California’s juvenile detention centers are in need of mental health care, and most of them are not getting it.

Generation Lockdown: Growing Up In The Shadow of Gun Violence

Dec. 9, 2015 / By
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While mass shootings make up most of the headlines, many other gun incidents fly under the national radar – including many at schools.