Carlos Omar

Program Coordinator and Editor

Carlos Omar Carlos is a longtime resident of North Long Beach who graduated from CSULB's journalism program in 2019. While there, he held multiple editorial positions at the Daily 49er and served as managing editor for the inaugural edition of DIG en Español. His passion for social change was sparked by growing up in an underinvested portion of the city, and continues to be fueled by the desire to see a day when all people live in healthy communities.

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Compound x VoiceWaves panel: Youth on feeling safe in their own communities

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , , and
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In this clip from our panel at Compound in Long Beach, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters discuss why they do or do not feel safe hanging out in their communities.

Compound x VoiceWaves panel: Youth Reporters on becoming more aware of local social issues

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , , and
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In our panel hosted at Compound in Long Beach, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters speak on how they began to become more aware of issues and disparities in Long Beach.

Compound x VoiceWaves clip: How environments have shaped youth growing up in Long Beach

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , , and
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In this clip from our panel hosted at Compound, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters discuss how their environments have shaped how they grown up in Long Beach.

Every proposition on Californians’ Nov. 3 ballot, explained

Oct. 31, 2020 / By
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All of the statewide propositions on the Nov. 3 ballot are explained, with information about what each vote means and who is backing and opposing each prop.
Long Beach youth and officials on a Zoom call, in a screenshot captured in grid view.

Long Beach youth and officials discuss importance of youth voting at online forum

Oct. 30, 2020 / By and
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The forum hosted by LBC Votes gave young people an opportunity to speak with and ask questions to local officials.

VIDEO: VoiceWaves youth speak on their experiences growing up in Long Beach

Oct. 29, 2020 / By , , and
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Our youth reporters speak on how environments, the pandemic, and local schools have impacted their lives.

(Updated) Amid COVID-19, Long Beach Immigrant Family To Be Reunited By Support From Community Fundraiser

Jun. 8, 2020 / By
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The family had days left to post $23,000 in bail for their loved one -- during a pandemic. This is how they were impacted by that and how they were able to get the funds they needed.
Youth jobs prevent crime, Long Beach youth say, but only half have access to a paying gig.

Can Youth Jobs be Long Beach’s True Crime Deterrent? — VoiceWaves Long Beach

Apr. 29, 2020 / By
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Youth jobs prevent crime but only half of teens have access to a paying gig, Long Beach survey says.
Whether it’s for workers’ rights, renters, or fighting the KKK, Leanna Noble has been a veteran of all things organizing. She’s also a speaker for this year’s People’s State of the City.

PODCAST: For 40+ years, Leanna Noble has been organizing her fellow renters and workers in Long Beach and beyond

Feb. 11, 2020 / By
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Whether it’s for workers’ rights, renters, or fighting the KKK, Leanna Noble has been a veteran of all things organizing. She’s also a speaker for this year’s People’s State of the City.

North Long Beach’s Housing History Reexamined as Residents Plan a New Future

Feb. 7, 2020 / By
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Housing justice and health take center stage as residents reimagine North Long Beach’s future.

#HomeForTheHolidays: Long Beach Council Passes Emergency Protections from Evictions Without ‘Just Cause’

Nov. 16, 2019 / By

The temporary eviction moratorium will stand until Dec. 31, one day before AB 1482 takes effect on Jan. 1. In photos, see how Long Beach residents reacted at city council.

Youth Reporters Cover ComplexCon 2019

Nov. 5, 2019 / By and
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Our friends at the Long Beach Post invited our very own M. Smith and Carlos Villicana to cover the annual, star-studded ComplexCon in Long Beach, a two-day event centering around hip hop fashion and music.