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.
Harris assuming the nation’s second highest office is of enormous historical importance.
American history will continue to repeat itself until we learn from our checkered past.
The conversations and questions are uncomfortable but necessary.
The Long Beach Citizen Police Complaint Commission is broken. Long Beach residents deserve a functional citizen oversight body capable of addressing complaints about police misconduct, use of excessive force, and systemic racism.
Long Beach City Council candidate Robert Fox, backed by his campaign manager, Ian Patton, issued a press release this week rife with inflammatory, stigma-filled and ableist language about mental illness. This must stop.