In The Press

Mothers gain confidence and support with M.O.R.E. Mothers nonprofit

August 25, 2022

Toi Nichols knows that motherhood takes a village, and hopes that through her nonprofit organization, M.O.R.E. Mothers, moms in need will find community to lean on.

Black Job Crisis: For Black Workers’ Wellness at the Workplace as Necessary as Getting a Job

August 16, 2022

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.

Convincing the unvaccinated: City pushes to vaccinate vulnerable groups as COVID-19 delta variant rages

August 10, 2021

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.

A sweeping city plan sought racial reconciliation; how’s Long Beach done so far?

Febuary 11, 2022

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.

How you can manage your emotions during the holidays and beyond

December 14, 2021

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.

Here’s what’s driving this CSULB professor to achieve Black health equity in Long Beach

April 27, 2021

When Dr. Amber Johnson, an assistant health science professor, caught wind of the City of Long Beach’s plans to hold town halls on Black health equity, she wanted to get involved.  

COVID-19 Take Care Kits for Black Long Beach Residents

March 23, 2021

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.

Long Beach Black Health Equity team holds first town hall meeting to address health disparities

February 26, 2021

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.

City Announces Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Services for Black Residents

December 10, 2020

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.

City Announces Request for Proposals for Black Health Equity Services

November 25, 2020

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.

Mayor proposes initiative to improve health in Black community

June 29, 2020

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.

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