Opinion: What does homelessness mean to you? 

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.

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.