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Black Women, Men and HIV/AIDS: Shared Responsibility in Love, Life and Struggle
December 6, 2018
This year as we again observe the days set aside to mark and remind us of both the tragic passing and praiseworthy endurance of victims of HIV/AIDS among us, we, of necessity, continue to search for solutions, i.e., how to increase prevention, ensure treatment and care, expand education, reduce and end high risk and reckless behavior, and encourage everyone to engage in practices to save lives, promote health and secure well-being and flourishing for us all. ... read more »
Beyond Elections and Fictions of Fear: Realities of Race and Righteous Struggle
November 22, 2018
Although not overwhelming, the blue wave of Democratic election victories has washed over the U.S. in an important and promising way and it is good to celebrate on one hand, but also to review and stand ready to resume, continue and expand our efforts in struggle beyond the electoral arena. For regardless of the final count of votes and the naming of those who won, the realities of race and righteous struggle remain ongoing and urgent. And thus, there is still organizing work to be done, struggle for racial and social justice and equity to be waged and a radical transformation of society to be achieved around the central and enduring issues of wealth, power and status, especially statuses of race, class and gender, as well as other identities by which people are singled out, interiorized and oppressed. ... read more »
Recovering Insight from the Quotable Karenga: Vanguarding with Vincent Harding
September 13, 2018
Harding, like all our moral teachers, rightly cautions us to be measured and moral in our quest and constant striving ... read more »
Righteous and Relentless Struggle: 
Reflections on the Principle and Practice
August 30, 2018
Even without understanding it in the depth that would come later, we were in, 1965, a new generation building on centuries of sacrifice and struggles of all those who preceded us, those who cleared firm and sacred ground on which we stood and still stand and who opened essential and upward ways on which we would continue the unfinished struggle for liberation and ever higher levels of human life. In speaking of this history, Mary McLeod Bethune told us we are heirs and custodians of a great legacy," but we were not always able to recognize and rightfully respect the historical and cultural ties of life and struggle that bound us with each preceding generation. ... read more »
Righteous Resistance: Upholding the Good, Uplifting the People, Upturning the World
July 19, 2018
There is an increasing sense among those most thoughtful and active among us that the important issues raised and the struggle rightfully waged against the tragedy and catastrophe we call Trump, marginalizes and misses the major issues that define and drive our own righteous and relentless struggle as a people. ... read more »
Long Beach State University Ranked No. 53 in Forbes’ ‘America’s Best Value Colleges 2018’ list
April 23, 2018
“This recognition by Forbes serves to further highlight the excellence of our faculty, the accomplishments of our alumni and the ongoing efforts to provide access for students across all income levels,” university President Jane Close Conoley said. “This survey of the higher education landscape underscores the importance that everyone – particularly students and parents – places on affordability and the ‘return on investment.’ Our placement in the rankings shows that while there is more work to be done, we are on the right track.” ... read more »
New Report Shows Long Beach College Promise Has Produced Significant Gains in Student Achievement
April 2, 2018
Leaders from the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College, Long Beach State University and the city of Long Beach unveiled the 10-year anniversary report today showing The Long Beach College Promise initiative has produced significant gains in student achievement over the past decade. ... read more »
Long Beach State University Selected for Inclusion in Princeton Review’s ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’
March 23, 2018
“We are delighted to be recognized for what many call ‘return on investment,’ ” President Jane Close Conoley said. “Increasingly, Long Beach State University is recognized for its academic excellence as well as for its workforce preparation. When our students graduate, they join more than 300,000 alumni who are engaged and leading in their chosen careers and fields, and our inclusion in ‘Colleges That Pay You Back…’ underscores our efforts and their accomplishments.” ... read more »
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