Many housing providers are forced to cut back all non-essential services as no substantial relief or help has been offered to them since the start of the pandemic.
With a continued rise in COVID-19 cases and the county slowly taking steps to reopen, it is imperative that the city act quickly to ensure the safety of all of the city of Long Beach, especially people who lack a stable home.
From a political lens, his comment comes across as defensive and racially tone-deaf to the political moment the country is experiencing.
if I were on the board today, I’d move that Jill Baker be paid not one dollar less than the highest paid male superintendent in California. She’s worth more, but I’d settle for gender equity.
Even though a half century has elapsed since Vernon’s death, I still have difficulty talking about that traumatic loss. But I realize the need to step out of our comfort zones and speak our truths on this issue.
This is the right moment to take up the problem and turn the school’s history into something that reflects the community it serves.
Black people have been ringing bells signaling urgency ever since they were ripped from their homeland via the transatlantic enslaved African trade; the bells continue to ring and it’s deafening.
We recognize that a problem more than 300 years in the making will not be corrected overnight. While we have made strides, much of the work is ahead of us. The Long Beach Bar Association stands with thousands of lawyers who are doing that work every day.
Our school district is strong and there are examples of the progress that has been made with respect to issues of equity and opportunity gaps but we can and should do better at serving the needs of all 72,000 students… as our mantra states, All Means All.
We need to build on our successes and look for additional ways to evaluate our policies, procedures, and training, using an informed approach which is comprehensive and evidence-based.