Readership at North Long Beach library grows by 175% after councilman’s challenge

December 30, 2016 | The Press Telegram

Community readership increased by 175 percent at North Long Beach’s Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, a goal inspired by Councilman Rex Richardson, who challenged residents to check out 10,000 more items in the library’s first 100 days.

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Vice Mayor Richardson at White House My Brother’s Keeper Summit: ‘It Has to Be Personal’

December 16, 2016 | Long Beach Post

Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson participated in the White House’s final My Brother’s Keeper National Summit on Wednesday, highlighting the city’s efforts in helping its boys and young men of color as part of its answer to President Barack Obama’s call to action, which challenged communities across the U.S. to focus resources to that specific portion of the population.

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Michelle Obama Library Debuts to Huge Crowd in North Long Beach

September 13, 2016 | Long Beach Post

The sunlight filtered through the temporarily erected canopy outside the solid edifice of the Michelle Obama Library Saturday morning. Blue balloons bordered the stage, and thousands overflowed into spaces beyond the outlined audience—beyond the chairs placed for participants in North Long Beach.

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Creative Corridor Challenge Transforms Spaces into Places in North Long Beach

August 1, 2016 | Long Beach Post

On Saturday, Vice Mayor Rex Richardson led community members, business owners, youth, artists, and other stakeholders on a tour of the seven new murals in North Long Beach painted under the Creative Corridor Challenge.

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Rex Richardson elected vice mayor of Long Beach

July 20, 2016 | The Press Telegram

Councilman Rex Richardson was elected vice mayor of Long Beach by his peers on the City Council Tuesday night during a reorganization of the council after Suja Lowenthal’s departure.

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