Beach City Perspective

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In this era of cultural revolution, we observe a new movement of the people. Yes Black Lives Matter, as do the heritage civil rights institutions. Pastor WIlliam D. Smart, is the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Los Angeles Chapter. This is the storied organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King. We discovered a […]

A True child of the Struggle, Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela passed away today at age 59. In 1985, Nelson Mandela was in Pollsmoor Prison and Winnie had been banished to a remote part of South Africa, unable to move without penalty of imprisonment. The nation was raging in urban warfare as […]

Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media  Seven out of 10 African American youth between ages 12 and 17 who smoke use menthol cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   And a higher percentage of Black adults who smoke began using menthol cigarettes (93%) — that’s more than two times higher than the number of White adults who did […]

The Mayor of Long Beach, California came away victorious as they fought for much needed support funds from the State, resulting in a $40 million relief package that included fainances for a variety of local entities including the ARts Council for Long Beach. Here’s the letter from Mayor Robert Garcia as he announced the victory: […]

And so the nation pauses to cease buying from white companies and only do business with black entities…. This is a movement to make the stance of stimulating black economics… Today, we join with Cossandra Calloway and Callywood Productions for a 24 hour telethon. Tune in as we livestream music, interviews with businesses, poetry, dramatic […]

And so as we march, as we call out racism in ways never seen before, we see branding, sloganisms, gestures of reconciliation (or not)….. We sit with renown intellectual and scholar Dr. Anthony Samad to analyze and onserve what is really going on in today’s movement. Tuesday, July 7….. Dr. Anthony Samad is a scholar, […]

And while the nation pauses to celebrate its independence, we still find ourselves searching for our place inside this commemoration. Back in the day, the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass stood forth and delivered and fiery oratory on the hypocrisy of the 4th of July Celebration among the nation’s black inhabitants… The litany of this speech […]

We are so honored, excited and humbled that Her Excellency Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao is coming to Coffee Conversations with Greg J., We are going to sip coffee and discuss Pan African thought from the topic “Africa is calling her Children Home”. In her role as Permanent Representative to the African Union Mission in Washington, DC, […]

The much talked about reconciliation process is in motion. Here’s the goals and dates for the meetings On June 9, 2020, the Long Beach City Council approved the “Framework for Reconciliation” which includes the following four steps:  1. Acknowledge the existence and longstanding impacts of systemic racism in our America and in Long Beach. This Timeline of Racial Inequities […]

An open letter written by renowned music industry executive David C. Linton When I read that Republic Records was going to eliminate the word “Urban” from their lexicon, I had to chuckle and thought of N.Y Yankee Yogi Berra’s “This feels like Deja Vu All Over again”. I mean it seems like we’ve been here before. However, […]


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