Posts Tagged as "African American"

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Black is Beautiful movement began. Both men and women stopped straightening their hair and wore afros to show that black hair was not inherently ugly. This style was also a representation of black beauty and was meant to eradicate the idea that black people had to live up to eurocentric standards.

Celebrating My Crown with Confidence & Compliments

Feb. 11, 2020 / By
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The journey to re-loving my natural hair.

Black Women Breaking Barriers in Medicine

Nov. 15, 2016 / By
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Did you know only 2 percent of all physicians are black women? See how they are breaking barriers in the medical field.

Black Activists Hold Intergenerational Conversation in LA

Jan. 28, 2016 / By
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Watch the video to hear a cross-generational talk between #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors and TCE President Dr. Robert Ross.

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq: Lots of Style, Little Substance

Jan. 21, 2016 / By
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Visually, the film is stunning. But the movie’s visual appeal means Spike Lee often puts style before substance.

Long Beach Fashion Show Celebrates Black Diversity

Dec. 21, 2015 / By
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The S.H.A.D.E.S. Fashion Affair at Long Beach City College held an evening of interactive education of black culture and fashion from from all over the world.

Keep Out Of My Kinks!

Jul. 24, 2014 / By
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The pressure on a Black woman to follow widely accepted beauty norms and standards in America is real...

Youth Unsure If Latino Or Black Mayor Will Bring Change To LB

May. 7, 2014 / By
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[Ed. Note] No matter who wins on June 3, for the first time since the 1980s in Long Beach the mayor will not be Caucasian...

Black History Month: A Conversation With Local Unsung Civil Rights Heroes

Feb. 8, 2014 / By
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As a young African American woman, February is an especially important month to me. Because of the consequences of slavery, I do not know much of my own family history...

Making Local Control Funding Work for Young Men of Color

Dec. 13, 2013 / By
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In November, the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color held a hearing to discuss design of new school system accountability standards, and how they must include measuring outcomes for boys and young men of color...

12 Years a Slave – A Must See Film For Black Youth

Nov. 23, 2013 / By
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Movie Review, Monet Boyd

I recently had the privilege of watching the new movie, “12 Years a Slave,” which is based on a memoir by Solomon Northup...

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...