I am not yet prepared for the anxiety I will receive walking across the stage, and the confusion on my family’s faces when wondering why my cap and gown is green.
I kept positive phrases at the tip of my tongue to battle the voices of doubt and insecurity, but mental strength is more than being ever optimistic in the face of challenges.
On behalf of all of us who enjoy the opportunity to do something that’s truly bigger than ourselves; thank you for being part of Buskerfest, SAM, and the community that makes it all possible.
I never thought I’d really become homeless. Even in my last months in my apartment, as I was months late on my rent at the time, I still didn’t think I’d end up here, not really. Even after my landlord couldn’t take it anymore and (very politely) evicted me, I was still sure something would happen before it got this bad.
Today, Good Friday, marks the last day practicing Catholics forgo meat in observance of Lent—which includes, in part, fasting. This year, the Lenten season began March 1 (Ash Wednesday) and the stage for the faithful to give up (or take up) certain foods or practices.
Farm Lot 59 is the definition of a community farm. As a food hub that serves the greater Long Beach area and beyond, we create an outdoor community space where skills grow, healthy ideas take root and people become inspired.
The 17th of April was and is a very significant day for our Cambodian people. This year marks 41 years since the beginning of the Killing Fields in Cambodia, which lasted from 1975-1979. It is the day that Cambodian people around the world observe as our national mourning day and in solidarity with those who lost their lives in vain.
As Halloween approaches, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is coming to a close. But the true frightening and nerve-wrecking effects of this deadly epidemic must continue to speak loud, or thousands of our children will be haunted well beyond the 31st.
Veterans are at risk of family instability, elevated rates of homelessness, and unemployment. More than a half a million veterans in the United States are homeless at some point, and on any given night more than 300,000 are living on the streets or in shelters.
On April 13, 2015, the article Understanding and Navigating Homelessness for the Mentally Ill: Lifeways in Long Beach, written by Danielle Carson was published in your People Post section.