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A Bittersweet Victory: Here’s How Long Beach Tenants Fought Landlords and Won

Across Long Beach, renters face rent hikes, eviction notices, and terrible living conditions. After years of injustice, residents staged a rent strike and filed a lawsuit in hopes of finally … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Dawn of the Worker Owned Business in Long Beach

Many employees become frustrated and tired after struggling to voice their opinions to managers. Long Beach’s Alvin Engo dives into a potential solution to this: cooperatives (often referred to as … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Hotel of Horrors’ Exposes Housing and Worker Problems in LBC

In this video, VoiceWaves reporters go inside a scary house that’s been decorated just in time for Halloween — but this isn’t a house filled with ghosts and serial killers. … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Podcast: Wavegang Talks Junior College Transfers With a Counselor

In this episode of Wavegang’s podcast, youth reporters talk with a Long Beach Community College guidance counselor to address GPA requirements, debunk myths about community college, and get advice about … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

For Students, Summer’s Internet Isolation Can Cause Anxiety In The Fall

“I have friends, but talking to them face to face felt so unusual.“ Read more at VoiceWaves

October 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

California Camp Challenges Young Men To Rethink Masculinity

VoiceWaves teamed up with KQED public radio and Redwood Voice to cover the transformational journey a summer retreat inspired for young boys and men of color across California. Read more … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Social Justice Event #JustLBC Welcomed Long Beach To A Day Of Arts, Music

An annual event in Long Beach aims to engage residents in social justice issues around the city. Read more at VoiceWaves

August 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Let’s Talk About Sex… Addiction

An explainer, and then some, about sex addiction. “I’m not monogamous, but when I’m in a relationship, that person is my everything. And that’s unhealthy” Read more at VoiceWaves

August 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Disadvantaged Long Beach Residents At Forefront Of First-Ever ‘People’s Budget Proposal’

Long Beach community members, activists, and youth are part of the movement pushing for a “People’s Budget Proposal.” They are advocating that the budget protect immigrant rights, language accessibility, youth … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tenants Facing Rent Hike In Central Long Beach Say, ‘Enough.’

Facing the drastic rises in rent, the fifth apartment in Long Beach has gone on strike to protest the hikes. Long Beach’s Crystal Niebla and Michael Lozano bring us a … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

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