It may take a decade to address critical issues facing Southern California’s Black workers if the state does not intervene to solve the heightened unemployment, underemployment and unsafe conditions that exist in a workforce plagued by a long history of systemic racism, a new study has revealed.
Alicia Coulter was working at a COVID-19 health resources fair for the Black community in Long Beach this summer when a nervous 15-year-old girl approached her booth.
The girl wanted to get the coronavirus vaccine to help protect her grandmother, but she was scared of possible side effects. Most of her family members, she said, were also wary.
In the nearly 18 months since elected leaders passed a sweeping plan to address racial injustice, Long Beach has made some tangible progress on a host of ambitious goals but left others to languish as key employees question the city’s commitment to the project, according to a new report.
The holidays are rough for a lot of people for a variety of reasons. For me, my father passed on December 15, 2015, and his birthday is Christmas Day. The holidays haven’t been the same since. For others, it may be loneliness, or even feeling pressure to make sure all the needs of your friends and family are met during the holiday season. Whatever the reason, sometimes the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming.
The April Parker Foundation, in partnership with City of Long Beach Black Health Equity Fund (BHEF), Coalition for Involved African American Families (CIAAP), Project Optimism and Agape Children’s Museum, is providing COVID-19 Take Care Kits to Black/African American Long Beach residents.
In a partnership between the city’s Black community, Long Beach State and city officials, the Black Health Equity Collaborative discussed ways to address health disparities faced by Black individuals in the city during its first town hall event Thursday evening.
Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to licensed behavioral health clinicians to provide culturally affirming mental health and substance abuse counseling services to uninsured or underinsured Black residents during the pandemic.
Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals to develop collaborative partnerships among Black-serving provider agencies to promote health and wellness among Long Beach Black residents, who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.
The mayor said he will propose spending $1 million on a new initiative to improve health disparities in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths experienced by the Black community.