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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.

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

ATTN: Long Beach Poly – Your Feminism Report Card Is In

Feminism has made great strides in the past few years, but just how welcome do some women feel? VoiceWaves reporter Briana Mendez-Padilla asked female students and teachers of Long Beach … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Cabrillo High School Dreamer’s Poem

A poem dedicated to all the Dreamers and to all the people who support them, written by a Dreamer from Cabrillo High School. Watch the video at VoiceWaves.

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Long Beach Youth Podcast: Where Are You From?

As part of the Lead podcast, VoiceWaves talks to five Long Beach youth to hear their stories about how they ended up in Long Beach. Read more at VoiceWaves.  

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Local Vets struggle with PTSD, addiction

Emily took a bullet in the helmet while a combat medic in Afghanistan. She helped many lives while in active duty. But things got harder when she returned to California. … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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