Meet the Staff
“Under a Free Market, we’d all be struggling individually, under a freed Market, we would all prosper mutually," writes Alvin, or “Kingfish” to some of his closest allies. He immigrated to the United States in 2014 from the Philippines, having to still deal with the constant issues of poverty in Long Beach, living through the harsh realities of what he considers to be "two very distinct capitalist societies." He is a member of the Democratic Socialist of America and other socialist organizations, advocating for worker cooperatives. He is a student at Lakewood High School.
Crystal was raised in South Los Angeles and is the first college graduate in her family. She is a class of 2016 CSULB graduate who has served as an editor for her campus newspaper and freelanced for the Long Beach Post and Random Length News.
Michael is a 30-year-old journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. As a college student, Michael was very active in campus affairs and graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. His articles have been syndicated at national sites including Mother Jones, New America Media, and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher.