• sassy Gender & Sexuality

    5 Black Women To Watch Online In 2015

    Dec 22, 2014

    Deonna Anderson

    A few years ago, I fell in love with online content that seemed to be created for me, by people who looked like me. First it was The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, in which comedian and writer Issa Rae shows her character in a variety of awkward situations in the workplace and in her love life.
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    5 Black Women To Watch Online In 2015

    Dec 22, 2014

    Deonna Anderson

    A few years ago, I fell in love with online content that seemed to be created for me, by people who looked like me. First it was The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, in which comedian and writer Issa Rae shows her character in a variety of awkward situations in the workplace and in her love life.
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    Masculinity & Depression: Why Men Won’t Come Forward

    Nov 12, 2014

    Javier Mendoza

    When Alex Villaneda was 15, his father passed away. It began a years-long bout with depression that he felt he could not tell anyone about.
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    Masculinity & Depression: Why Men Won’t Come Forward

    Nov 12, 2014

    Javier Mendoza

    When Alex Villaneda was 15, his father passed away. It began a years-long bout with depression that he felt he could not tell anyone about.
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  • consensualsexlarge2 Gender & Sexuality

    CSU Long Beach Students Weigh In On "Yes Means Yes" Law

    Oct 21, 2014

    Deonna Anderson

    Just weeks after President Obama launched the national “It’s On Us” campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses, California followed suit. On Sept. 28, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the “Yes Means Yes” bill (SB 967) into law, establishing an affirmative consent standard on campuses across the state.
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    CSU Long Beach Students Weigh In On "Yes Means Yes" Law

    Oct 21, 2014

    Deonna Anderson

    Just weeks after President Obama launched the national “It’s On Us” campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses, California followed suit. On Sept. 28, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the “Yes Means Yes” bill (SB 967) into law, establishing an affirmative consent standard on campuses across the state.
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  • respecticon Gender & Sexuality

    At Respecticon, Merced Youth Gather To Discuss Safe Sex

    Sep 15, 2014

    Staff writers

    On August 9, Middle State Feminists and We’Ced Youth Media teamed up to put on RESPECTICON, an all-day, sex Ed, battle of the bands event. In a county with one of the highest teen birth and STI rates in the state, RESPECTICON’s aim was to educate teens on sexual safety, and encourage them to respect themselves and their relationship partners.
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    At Respecticon, Merced Youth Gather To Discuss Safe Sex

    Sep 15, 2014

    Staff writers

    On August 9, Middle State Feminists and We’Ced Youth Media teamed up to put on RESPECTICON, an all-day, sex Ed, battle of the bands event. In a county with one of the highest teen birth and STI rates in the state, RESPECTICON’s aim was to educate teens on sexual safety, and encourage them to respect themselves and their relationship partners.
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  • bmoc Gender & Sexuality

    After 'Sons & Brothers' Camp, Coachella Youth Aspires to Help Community

    Aug 18, 2014

    Ivan Valenzuela

    When Jose Alcantar was invited to attend the annual Sons & Brothers camp, he was just excited to get out of the desert for a few days — little did he know, the experience would prove to be much more profound.
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    After 'Sons & Brothers' Camp, Coachella Youth Aspires to Help Community

    Aug 18, 2014

    Ivan Valenzuela

    When Jose Alcantar was invited to attend the annual Sons & Brothers camp, he was just excited to get out of the desert for a few days — little did he know, the experience would prove to be much more profound.
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  • summer Gender & Sexuality

    Deciding to Be a Teen Mom Was Hard, But Facing the Backlash Was Harder

    Jul 29, 2014

    Summer Culbreth

    It doesn’t make sense to me that we can live in a society that criticizes abortions yet shuns and shames teenage parents.
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    Deciding to Be a Teen Mom Was Hard, But Facing the Backlash Was Harder

    Jul 29, 2014

    Summer Culbreth

    It doesn’t make sense to me that we can live in a society that criticizes abortions yet shuns and shames teenage parents.
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  • father's day Gender & Sexuality

    On Fathers Day, Honoring Non-Traditional Dads

    Jun 13, 2014

    Thomas Lick

    Camerine Ponn took on the role of "dad" when his best friend was shot just minutes after leaving him from work. “We’ve been together since we were in kindergarten…and [at] his funeral I swore that I would take care of his daughter and his family," recalled Ponn.
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    On Fathers Day, Honoring Non-Traditional Dads

    Jun 13, 2014

    Thomas Lick

    Camerine Ponn took on the role of "dad" when his best friend was shot just minutes after leaving him from work. “We’ve been together since we were in kindergarten…and [at] his funeral I swore that I would take care of his daughter and his family," recalled Ponn.
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  • tumblr_n6q107iOXH1ser9llo1_500 Gender & Sexuality

    Starting a National Conversation About Boys and Men of Color

    Jun 06, 2014

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, President Obama created the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to support young men of color. Last week, the initiative was the topic of a live online forum, which was attended by a representative from My Brother’s Keeper, youth, and key celebrities, such as India Arie and Romeo Santos.
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    Starting a National Conversation About Boys and Men of Color

    Jun 06, 2014

    Edgardo Cervano-Soto

    In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, President Obama created the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to support young men of color. Last week, the initiative was the topic of a live online forum, which was attended by a representative from My Brother’s Keeper, youth, and key celebrities, such as India Arie and Romeo Santos.
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  • elliot rodger Gender & Sexuality

    Male Voices: Why Do Young Men Commit Mass Murder?

    Jun 05, 2014

    Karen Marin

    In the last 33 years, 70 out of 71 mass murderers in the U.S. were men, many just like Elliot Rodger, the Santa Barbara killer of six. So why do they do it? VoiceWaves asked young men at Long Beach high schools to shed some light on why these tragic events occur and why they believed most mass murders were perpetrated by men.
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    Male Voices: Why Do Young Men Commit Mass Murder?

    Jun 05, 2014

    Karen Marin

    In the last 33 years, 70 out of 71 mass murderers in the U.S. were men, many just like Elliot Rodger, the Santa Barbara killer of six. So why do they do it? VoiceWaves asked young men at Long Beach high schools to shed some light on why these tragic events occur and why they believed most mass murders were perpetrated by men.
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  • lgbt youth Gender & Sexuality

    LGBTQ Teens Explain What Teen Pride Means To Them

    May 29, 2014

    Chelcee Bunkley

    High school is a difficult part of life, and for many LGBT youth, it’s even worse. Teen Pride, an annual event that happens the Friday before the Long Beach Pride Parade, gives youth a place to express themselves and meet new LGBTQ people. VoiceWaves asked teens at Pride why it’s important to have an event made just for them.
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    LGBTQ Teens Explain What Teen Pride Means To Them

    May 29, 2014

    Chelcee Bunkley

    High school is a difficult part of life, and for many LGBT youth, it’s even worse. Teen Pride, an annual event that happens the Friday before the Long Beach Pride Parade, gives youth a place to express themselves and meet new LGBTQ people. VoiceWaves asked teens at Pride why it’s important to have an event made just for them.
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  • baby shower Gender & Sexuality

    African-American Baby Shower Supports and Inspires Young Families

    May 22, 2014

    Sukey Lewis

    Pregnancy and parenthood can be both scary, and exciting; bringing a new life into the world comes with a host of new responsibilities and uncertainties. With that in mind, community groups and healthcare organizations in Richmond invited new and expecting parents to celebrate their newfound excitement—and address some of their deepest fears.
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    African-American Baby Shower Supports and Inspires Young Families

    May 22, 2014

    Sukey Lewis

    Pregnancy and parenthood can be both scary, and exciting; bringing a new life into the world comes with a host of new responsibilities and uncertainties. With that in mind, community groups and healthcare organizations in Richmond invited new and expecting parents to celebrate their newfound excitement—and address some of their deepest fears.
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