Dang! — People’s State Of The City Took On Long Beach’s Housing, Police, Racial Inequality

Hundreds gathered at the People’s State of the City in Long Beach to discuss citywide issues and present solutions as a community. Check out the video recap at Voicewaves.

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Local Filipino youth org makes call to support ‘Black Lives’

Members of Anakbayan Long Beach, a progressive Filipino youth and student organization, spoke out in support of a Cambodian Long Beach resident recently killed by police. “It is the violence, the face of fear, and the tangible tension that hangs across our city because any interaction with police is now, more than ever, a potentially life-and-death situation.” Read the […]

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From Black Panthers to sickle cell warriors

In 1971, the Black Panthers started the Sickle Cell Anemia Research Foundation, spurring the government to support research about the chronic condition disparately affecting African American communities. Long Beach resident Kandis Moore tells VoiceWaves reporter Lightmary Flores how she learned to cope with the inherited condition that hospitalized her more than 150 times before age […]

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A celebration of immigrants and a rejection of hate speech

Celebrities, community leaders and residents gathered in Long Beach last month to celebrate the history of immigration in the United States. Speakers railed against the anti-immigration rhetoric proliferating during the presidential campaign season and they rallied in support of President Barack Obama’s immigration reform programs and proposals. “I am confident, with the freedoms that we […]

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