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Dreamers out on a limb

After President Donald Trump announced his plan to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, many supporters of the policy have voiced their outrage over the announcement. DACA … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Including “us” in US History

On September 28, revisions to California history and social sciences textbooks were made to include information about numerous marginalized groups, including LGBTQ+ and disabled communities. After years of focusing on … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why we need gun control: how I almost lost my dad to gun violence

After the recent gun massacre in Las Vegas, a refreshed call for gun control emerged across the country. Youth Radio’s Sasha Armbrester is among the advocates for gun control for … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Abandoned house fire damages Richmond teacher’s first home

Despite numerous phone calls to the city government about the fire risk of an abandoned house next door, Richmond’s Elora Henderson was forced to watch her own house burn after … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

We treat our pets better than we treat people: Fresno protests new homeless ordinance

Over a hundred Fresno residents gathered at City Hall on September 29 to protest the recent passage of the Unhealthy and Hazardous Camping Act. Deemed cruel and unreasonable by multiple … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Our migrant story

With President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, a massive backlash from across the nation has risen to face … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Just reading the news isn’t enough

With a constant stream of online and print news, Oakland’s Rhea Park felt knowledgeable on current events. Things changed, however, when she realized she was just reading the news, not … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

First Richmond, now California: can our Progressives transform state politics?

With the 2018 California election approaching, voters are faced with a variety of new options for elected officials. Keisa Reynolds reports on two progressive Richmond candidates, one for California Assembly … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Two entrepreneurs create a Latinx Yelp

When Raquel García and Brittany Chávez first launched their Shop LatinX Instagram account, they never imagined their social media platform could draw so much attention. But now they’ve expanded into … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rethinking the rejection letter

After getting rejected from the six elite colleges she applied to, Stella Lau felt like an utter disappointment. But after talking with family, friends, and teachers, she realized that she … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

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