• LBIRC Weathers the Tides of American Democracy

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation="fadeInDown"]By Kym Cunningham, Contributing Writer For more than 30 years, Norma Chinchilla has been a voice for the immigrant community. As the executive director of the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition, also known as LBIRC, Chinchilla helps overwh

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  • Junot Diaz Spotlights His Audience at REDCAT

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer It was with good reason that author, Junot Diaz canceled his original speaking date in January at REDCAT. The Pulitzer Prize winner received an invitation from the White House to attend a private event during the last week of President Barack Obama’s administration.

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  • The Buscaino Report Card

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation="bounceInRight"]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor March 7 is the date District 15  voters will grade Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino. Although there are many in the district who believe he should be graded on a pass-fail basis, he won’t be.

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  • Joe Hill’s Requiem

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Slobodan Dimitrov, Guest Columnist Blindfolded, Joe Hill sits in a chair with his wrists tied to its arms. Riflemen, apprehensively peering through slits at Hill from behind a barricade, hold their weapons knuckle-white tight. Blindfolded, Hill starts rocking his ch

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  • This is NOT a Moment

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    This Is A Movement

    By Kym Cunningham, Contributing Writer On Jan. 21, an estimated 750,000 demonstrators converged on downtown Los Angeles for a local contingent of the world-wide Women’s March. The demonstrators sh

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  • The Time to #RESIST is NOW

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Donald Trump’s presidency began with three acts that spoke volumes about what is to come. First, he cancelled Barack Obama’s executive order benefiting first-time home buyers — many of whom represented his base. Second, he visited the CIA and tried to c

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  • American Women Find Progress in Dialogue

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation="bounceIn"]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Read More

  • American Women Reach their Destination

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer I caught up with Nicolassa Galvez and Allysandra Nighswonger as they approached Louisville, Ky. They were on their way home from the Women’s March in Washington, D.C.Read More

  • American Women Give their First Road Report

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Alyssandra Nighswonger and Nicolassa Galvez are the Road to the American Woman. Their destination was the Women’s March on Washington D.C. on Jan. 21. As they drive across the country the women are capturing the untold stories of women across th

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  • The Road to the American Woman

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    DIVERSE, ROBUST, RESILIENT

    By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Hiillary Clinton was believed to be a shoo-in for the Oval Office, especially given the Republican nominee’s confession of habitually sexually assaulting women and getting away with it becaus

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