Beyond Longbeach

Advocates Challenge Law Enforcement on How Prop. 47 Savings Should Be Spent

Apr. 13, 2016 / By
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California stands to save millions of dollars due to reductions in jail and prison populations from Prop. 47. Who will determine where the savings go?

Bakersfield’s Trans Community Demands Justice

Mar. 17, 2016 / By
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The indignity of being misgendered is a fate that has befallen too many in the trans community, even after they are murdered.

Immigrants Encouraged to ‘Take Action’ — Apply for DACA, Get Ready for DAPA

Mar. 8, 2016 / By

Immigrant rights advocates are encouraging families to get ready for the possible implementation of two programs that could go into effect later this year. Both programs provide beneficiaries with temporary relief from deportation.

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.