Posts Tagged as "Long Beach"

Long Beach Youth Voices on Immigration Reform

Feb. 8, 2013 / By
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Last week, President Obama gave a speech outlining his plan for comprehensive immigration reform.

In his speech, he emphasized a path to citizenship, continuing to strengthen border security and cracking down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants...

The Peace Builders: Chris Covington

Feb. 4, 2013 / By
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Twenty-one years old, Long Beach City College Public Policy and Communications major Chris Covington, is a man about town...

Ambiente de Mujer: LB Women Take Action for Environmental and Reproductive Health

Jan. 31, 2013 / By
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Alma Ortega (middle) and Jessica Tovar (right) make environmentally-safe house products.

This time there were no protest signs, nor protesting chants...

Long Beach Veterans Share Their Stories

Jan. 27, 2013 / By
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Coming back from war is hard, here are some stories.

By VoiceWaves Youth Reporter Alyson Bryant

Last year the Veterans Administration treated almost 100,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to Democracy Now...

What Does Building Peace in the Community Look Like?

Jan. 26, 2013 / By
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This Sunday is the kick-off event for Long Beach’s local campaign for ‘Season for Nonviolence.’ The campaign is 64-day-long grassroots, media, and educational campaign beginning on Jan...

MLK Parade Draws Hundreds in Long Beach

Jan. 24, 2013 / By
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Photos by Chris Rusanowsky

The Lakewood High School marching band ‘thrilled‘ Long Beach residents of all ages Saturday, performing a rendition of Michael Jackson’s classic hit ‘Thriller’ during a parade marking the end of peace-week celebrations this year in Long Beach...

Students Struggle As Tuition Continues to Rise

Jan. 23, 2013 / By
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When Long Beach City College was first established in the late 1960s, tuition was $60 per term...

Long Beach Youth Dance for Peace

Jan. 20, 2013 / By
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Dance For Peace youth hip-hop dancers from Homeland Cultural Center blessed the community with some fresh break dancing and pop locking last Monday...

Local Community Leaders React to Mayor’s State of the City

Jan. 18, 2013 / By
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While some community leaders have showed support after Mayor Bob Foster’s optimistic 2013 State of the City, some still have reservations about how firmly he patted his own back and those of city staffers during the speech...

LB Community Remembers Those Lost to Violence

Jan. 17, 2013 / By
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As a kick-off to Peace Week, about 150 Long Beach residents gathered to hold the 5th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr...

Long Beach Residents Reflect on Biking and the Blue Line

Jan. 16, 2013 / By
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By CSULB Senior Seminar Reporters Kellie Reince, Kendra Ablaza, Eddie Kelly, Elisabeth Manville and Kyle Moothart

The following media pieces focused around transportation trends and issues within Central Long Beach...

Long Beach Envisions Peace Through MLK

Jan. 13, 2013 / By
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When Virgia Wade was living in Long Beach in the 1970s and 80s, she never saw blacks and Latinos together anywhere and the police freely beat and arrested young people on their way home from school...