Taitu Negus

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Kwanzaa With Taitu

Dec. 27, 2012 / By
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Photo by Sophinarath Cheang.

Kwanzaa was created by Maulana Karenga in 1966, a professor and philosopher whose goal was to “give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history.” Although this was the goal, Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday...

Teens Seek Jobs

Mar. 19, 2012 / By
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Text and Image by Taitu Negus, VoiceWaves Journalist.

A printed paper targeting teenagers for employment is posted onto a light post.  ..

A Look At President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Feb. 2, 2012 / By
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The 2012 State of the Union address was presented recently by President Obama on January 24th...

Kwanzaa With Taitu

Dec. 26, 2011 / By
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Written by Taitu Negus, VoiceWaves Journalist.  Photo by Sophinarath Cheang.

Taitu (purple tank top) and her family.  ..

Music To My Ears

Nov. 7, 2011 / By
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Music has been called the universal language, the medicine to the mind, and more. This is especially true when people personally connect to the lyrics...

VoiceWaves Presents Website To City Council

Oct. 14, 2011 / By and
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On October 12, 2011, VoiceWaves was given the opportunity to share our work with the Long Beach City Council...

Rhyme and Reason: Thoughts from Falealili

Oct. 6, 2011 / By
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Ben Falealili’s “Put Your Guns Down”.

Ben Falealili is a 22 year-old spoken word artist. He was born in Oakland, California, but raised in west Long Beach...

A Taste of Vietnam at Binh Duong

Sep. 20, 2011 / By
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Binh Duong’s stir-fried large-stripped noodles.  Photo by Sophinarath Cheang.

Most people in the community know about fast food chains, dine-in restaurants, and other places to eat...

Sonya Clark: A Mother in a Bad Economy

Aug. 26, 2011 / By
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Sonya Clark, far left, with her children in their home.  Photo by Sophinarath Cheang. 

My mother, Sonya Clark, is forty-two years old...