Posts Tagged as "Urban"

Is Hip-Hop Being Whitewashed?

Nov. 14, 2014 / By and
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While these aren’t the only two white rappers in the scene, and certainly not the only two white musicians incorporating hip-hop into their music, some hip-hop fans are very critical about what they’re calling “cultural appropriation” of black culture.

NewsLongBeach: The State of Black Long Beach

Nov. 10, 2013 / By
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Produced by Ben Novotny

Last February, an all day forum was organized by the African American convening committee to discuss the state of black long beach...

How Crummy, Run-Down Housing Harms the Children Who Live in It

Nov. 3, 2013 / By
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From the Atlantic Cities by EMILY BADGER

 

The housing crisis sounded all kinds of alarms for policymakers and the public about what happens when families can’t afford their homes, or when they lose the stability that a secure home provides...

NewsLongBeach: Filling Empty Spaces with Art

Oct. 27, 2013 / By
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Produced by Antonio Ruiz

The Arts Council For Long Beach has embarked on an ambitious two-year project to turn empty lots into vibrant places where art and culture are visible and available to everyone...

No Room To Be A Kid In Oakland

Oct. 10, 2013 / By
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I grew up in the west. They call it the Lower Bottoms.

Everybody in my neighborhood would always tell me, “This is where you’re from.” “12th street is your home.” And lately, that mentality started feeling like a jail...

Investing in Our Food: Looking at Local Food Networks

Jul. 30, 2013 / By
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[Ed. Note: On July 18, local residents and leaders came together to discuss community-supported agriculture in Long Beach...

Healthy Food Program Helps Patients Manage Disease

Mar. 22, 2012 / By
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New America Media, Photo Essay, Monica Quesada, Posted: Mar 22, 2012

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif...

Study Maps Pollution Hotspots in CA’s San Joaquin Valley

Nov. 17, 2011 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Posted: Nov 16, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO —  It’s well known that California’s San Joaquin Valley has some of the worst air quality in the nation...

Youth Homelessness On The Rise In Richmond

Oct. 22, 2011 / By
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News Feature, Kia Croom

Continuously over the last four years, Jessica Comstock, 22, has been homeless, relying on a network of local emergency shelters for her survival...