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A closed red book lays on a wooden bench. A flower lays on the book.

“My Answer” and “Hands to Yourself”: Two poems by a Long Beach youth

Mar. 31, 2022 / By
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In two poems, a Long Beach youth writes about the impact of their experiences with online bullying and physical harassment.
A car windshield has a butterfly sticker next to a sticker saying "wag more."

“The monarchs in my neighborhood:” A poem about moving to a new city

Oct. 5, 2021 / By
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In this poem, VoiceWaves reporter Rachel Livinal writes about her transition from a small city to the much larger city of Long Beach, and how she's learned to move through it all.

If an Earthquake Merged our Mexican Culture

Oct. 15, 2019 / By
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In honor of Latino Heritage month, we honor our culture and the powerful synergies it has created with other cultures.

Displacement & Parking — Activists Wary of Los Angeles Olympics’ Impact on Long Beach

Feb. 7, 2018 / By
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The Democratic Socialists of America’s Long Beach chapter is calling on the city to take a more democratic decision-making process.

Help Us Document the Rise in Hate Crimes

May. 12, 2017 / By
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Hate crimes are rising, but documenting them may help stop them.

Under Shadow of Trump, Long Beach Rallies for Workers and Immigrants

May. 2, 2017 / By
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“No ban! No wall! Sanctuary for all!” chanted marchers through downtown Long Beach on May Day.