Archive for Category: "Opinion"
This article was written for the Long Beach Gazettes by VoiceWaves Community Engagement Coordinator Antonio Ruiz. During the first month of 2013, a diverse group of Long Beach youth reporters produced a series of news features for VoiceWaves.org. Those stories included one by Alyson Bryant about a group of Long Beach veterans sharing their stories of [...]
New America Media, Commentary, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Dec 27, 2012 The gun has an indelible presence in America’s popular consciousness. The myth-making entertainment industry has embellished and magnified the gun’s prominent role in the narrative of the nation’s founding and rapid expansion across the continent over Indian lands and trackless wilds. But reverence for history isn’t what’s [...]
Written by Jesus Hernandez, VoiceWaves Youth Journalist. Jesus Hernandez. Photo by Prumsodun Ok. “I got pulled over for no reason,” I said to my father after a night of sightseeing. He shook his head, let out a deep sigh, and knew I was not making anything up. My 30 year-old cousin, who had come from Petaluma, was [...]
Written by Taitu Negus, VoiceWaves Youth Journalist. Taitu Negus. Photo by Prumsodun Ok. Music has been called the universal language, the medicine to the mind, and more. This is especially true when people personally connect to the lyrics. They ease their emotions listening to certain songs and hype themselves to others. Perhaps music has been [...]