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    By Tyler Epps Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced back in April the city’s partnership with the Biden Administration to temporarily house unaccompanied migrant children. Mayor Garcia tweeted  “The mission of this humanitarian shelter is quick family reunification. We must treat every single child with compassion, kindness, and love.” The partnership with the U.S. Department ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Charity Chandler-Cole, Chief Executive Officer of CASA of Los Angeles, is well aware of all the racial and social injustices that plague the child welfare and foster systems. After all, she grew up in it. She experienced the brunt of all that it offered, and saw the maze of exploitation and profiteering ...
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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 Calling all Black youth: Come jam the beats, get involved, get connected, and just talk it out. Last year, the Clarissa Manuel Foundation launched its latest program, Young Cultivated Minds of the Future, to make sure that when students graduate high school they can go after higher education and a living wage ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Black Infant Health providers are ecstatic with the long-awaited latest addition to their family – a $25,000 little bundle of joy now starts the first phase of a culturally competent awareness campaign to help Black moms and their babies stay alive. It’s the first of many Long Beach dollars to trickle down ...
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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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    More than $200 million for economic recovery, public health and fiscal stability initiatives critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic The City of Long Beach unveiled the Proposed Long Beach Recovery Act. The $207 million proposal focuses on various economic, fiscal and public health priorities that promote inclusive, effective and prosperous economic and social recovery for Long ...
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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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    By Dianne Anderson The Black community had been stuck in crisis mode for a long time, and then the pandemic hit. Since Coronavirus, the rise in mental health issues are consistent with increased unemployment, loss of healthcare, surging death rate twice that of whites, and back-to-back victimization of Blacks by police abusers. It’s keeping healthcare ...