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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 It’s getting hot outside, and beaches, bikeways and parks all beckon Long Beach residents and vacationing students to come out and play. But for most people, the urgency of recent weeks is more than just a matter of getting out of the house, or even of facing their fear of getting Covid-19. ...
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    “We are all in this together. One of the most important things we can do right now is come together and work as a community to support each other and take care of our neighbors,” said Marsha Chapman. Long Beach Memorial Emergency nurses Janelle Dismute (ER Unit Secretary) and Rolando (ER Technician) received 60 Subway ...
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    The City of Long Beach is expanding testing options through a variety of means. The opening of two new sites is expected within the next week. “Testing is critical to tracking, controlling and preventing the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “By increasing testing capacity and accessibility, we are able to work smarter and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson While everyone waits for the go-ahead to return to their new normal, #InThisTogetherLongBeach recently jumpstarted its emergency response campaign of the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion. The nonprofit LBCEI is rising through the pandemic crisis to help support the community and local businesses and underserved areas of the city. Recently, they ...
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    More Than 30 Nonprofits Awarded Funding to Provide Relief to Long Beach Residents The City of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Community Foundation, has raised more than $1,000,000 from members of the community, businesses and family foundations to address coronavirus-related issues in Long Beach. Approximately half of the amount raised has already ...
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    Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), with the support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced a free delivery program for older adults and individuals with disabilities. This Countywide program, called Critical Delivery Service, will deliver groceries, household items, and other vital necessities to individuals ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Ammons Smith, a senior at Long Beach Unified School District, isn’t dealing with the uncertainty facing many of his peers these days. All of his core classes are finished. He has cleared major hurdles, all set to graduate and ready to move on to bigger things, even despite the school shut down ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Not a moment goes by that Ahmed Saafir doesn’t reflect on just how many students have made it through college and onto successful careers because of his good friend, the late Dr. Joseph L. White, the founder of the state’s Educational Opportunity Program. For the past 15 years, the Black Student Union ...