What can we do with the fears and concerns that are regularly reinforced by events like the murder of George Floyd or the killing of Black shoppers at a supermarket?
A sweeping unionization drive at Starbucks is changing the way young people look at the labor movement, according to organizers who led stores in Long Beach and Lakewood to join the cause.
During the pandemic, Marcos Cervantes, a 31-year-old man with autism, began inviting the world in to see parts of his life.
Seven-year-old Shelby Cordon’s family has a saying around the house: “Why be Elsa or any other Disney princess when you can be Shelby?” And it’s that level of acceptance people in the autism community want others to embrace.
Could this year’s budgeted amount for the canceled MLK parade, roughly $59,000, be better used to support the Black community? We’ll explore that question in this week’s edition of The Word on Long Beach.
Lathan Singleton III is the founder of the Unspoken Hero Society, a nonprofit organization that provides support, advocacy and tools to those affected by chronic illnesses.
Toxic Tours is a nonprofit that gives people an on-the-ground look at how harmful refineries and pollutants are to communities like West Long Beach.
On this week’s podcast, Rosemary Chávez tells us her story. From losing her father at 5 and getting into law school without an undergraduate degree to finding a new job that allows her to share her extensive knowledge of criminal law with those in need.
The event is designed to promote and celebrate African, African American and Caribbean food, as well as highlight Black-owned culinary businesses, chefs, and bartenders in and around Long Beach.
We spent some time speaking with members of the community who were in line at the Doris Topsy-Elvord Community Center in North Long Beach to find out how they were feeling.