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    By Dianne Anderson Charles Parks confronted more than a few close calls trying to stay ahead of all the curveballs of his career back in his day. Some things have changed a bit over the past three decades when he was a Commander in the Long Beach Police Department, but other things are timeless. He ...
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    By Dianne Anderson In her worst childhood nightmares, Cynthia Terry could have never imagined the things that have become a daily reality for today’s kids. Back in her day, all she had to worry about was tending to her schoolwork, maybe some chores, and then a little time for play. “We never had to watch ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Music and history are synonymous to classical aficionado John Malveaux, whose epic concert venues demonstrate that one story can’t be told without the other. Many people assume Black classical connections followed emancipation, but Black composers go back much further in time, starting with the highly sought-after musician Chevalier de Saint-Georges of African ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Perseverance to the top of their career paths, and a strong dedication to give back to the community are a few of the finer attributes that Long Beach City College looks for in their distinguished Hall of Famers. Paula Barrow, director of Development and Alumni Relations with the LBCC Foundation, said their ...
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    The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) presented Long Beach City College (LBCC) a donation of 100 Chromebook laptop computers for LBCC students on Mon., June 22 as part of the citywide #InThisTogetherLB pandemic emergency response campaign. Together, LBCEI and LBCC distributed the 100 Chromebooks during an event at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library ...
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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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    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 Long before AB 19 became state law allowing all full time community college students a free year of tuition, Long Beach Community College leaders had already taken the lead on their own local program to clear the path to higher education. Lately, LBCC has upped the ante even more. Free tuition has ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If Long Beach educator Dr. Felton Williams had his way, the outpouring of accolades for his successful program development within the city unified school district would be a low key event without much fanfare. His traditionalist quiet side doesn’t surprise Uduak-Joe Ntuk, a local engineer and youth mentor. He said that while ...