In addition to providing resources, services, and networks for those coming home from incarceration, we also need to embrace them as part of our community.
Yes, the city still has its share of red tape when it comes to starting a business, but for every hurdle, there are resources available.
El impacto inicial para las familias en marzo de 2020 fue lidiar con los cierres y el cuidado infantil, un año después se ha producido una conversación similar en toda nuestra ciudad.
The initial shock for families in March 2020 was grappling over closures and child care, a year later a similar conversation has taken place across our city.
As a Latino, I cannot pretend to understand what it is like to be a Black man in America but I can relate with the feeling of total helplessness during an interaction with law enforcement.
Beyond the political rhetoric about sustainability lies the truth: Long Beach is an oil town.
Lack of access to education, lack of access to living-wage jobs, lack of access to mental health services and other health services, mass incarceration, and systemic racism, are some examples of the systemic barriers that create homelessness.
Re-empowering educators to do what they do best
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.
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.