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    By Dianne Anderson High-profile suicides are weighing heavy on the community, among the most recent Ian Alexander Jr., and the presumed suicide of lawyer and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst. Kryst, also an entertainment reporter, was just 30 years old. She had often interviewed other television stars on mental health issues, and had spoken openly ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Long Beach City College is inviting the community out for giveaways and good soul food eats as the campus kicks off its Black Heritage Month for an outdoor in-person event in front of Bldg A on February 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Jerome Hunt, a co-chair of the Black ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some things seem to be getting back to semi-normal for the kids at NorthPointe Apartments where they are all masked up, and happy to be in the same room seeing eye to eye. At the Success in Challenges Homework Assistance Center, students from 6-16 years old and their tutors are making up ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Growing scaffold-based human skin and other essential organs is nothing new in the world of biomedical engineering, but it never ceases to amaze the kids. For Anaya Blade, her sights are set on kids and students in engineering, letting them know that every field of research is fascinating, from healthcare to clinical ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Racist Zoom bombings targeting Black audiences have hit campuses all over the nation, most recently with attacks at Cal State University, San Bernardino and CSU Long Beach resembling a case of life imitating art. A student victim of a hate crime was at the heart of the Black History Month play “Baltimore,” ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Being Black in STEM fields usually adds up to a mere handful of students tough enough to suffer through the academic gauntlet alone, but there is strength in the Hesabu Circle. A team of dedicated math doctors has come together to heal the community. Dr. Kagba Suaray, a mathematics professor at Cal ...
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    CSULB Outreach for Black Teachers By Dianne Anderson As for academics, not long ago things were easy breezy for sophomore Wallace Burney, a computer science major at the HBCU Langston University in Oklahoma. That is, until he first noticed everything was shutting down at spring break, and all the fun was canceled. Staying put in ...
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    Abimbola Idowu Mitchell to Address Class of 2020 at Virtual Online Ceremony Long Beach City College announced that Abimbola Idowu Mitchell is LBCC’s 2020 Valedictorian. She will address the Class of 2020 at LBCC’s first virtual Commencement Ceremony at 5 p.m., on Fri., June 12 that will stream on the LBCC website. The Nigerian-born Mitchell moved to Texas at ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Long Beach kids are learning how to use their innate multitasking abilities to expand on something else they naturally have in play. One of the first things that Everett Glenn always tells students in his program is that making it to the top of their sports dreams might be a one in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Pamela Foddrell is wrapping up a fast-paced year of getting everything from health care resources and case management services, to food and backpacks, out to the disabled community. Now comes the fun part. Around her annual Tree of Hope, Foddrell has gifts piled up for over 200 children and 38 disabled families ...