The Community Editorial Board is made up of seven members of the Long Beach community and are drawn from different life journeys, different parts of the city and different socioeconomic experiences. The board writes on issues and subjects in which it has a personal interest, experience or expertise. The board operates wholly separate from the newsroom and members serve a one-year term. The Community Editorial Board can be reached at [email protected]

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Opinión: el lenguaje de la violencia

Cuando era joven creciendo en Long Beach, yo mismo causé mucho dolor. Lastimé a mi comunidad. Hablé el lenguaje de la violencia. Es hora de que la ciudad rompa este círculo vicioso.

Opinion: The language of violence

As a young man growing up in Long Beach, I myself caused a lot of pain. I hurt my community. I spoke the language of violence. It’s time for the city to break this vicious cycle.