“‘We all have PTSD … because of social media, because of all this constant coverage, we have this fear of the police,’ said Bre’anne of Black girls’ collective trauma. ‘Emotionally, I can say that it has taken a toll on me. It’s taken a toll on all of us.’” Black girl activists are changing the […]Read More Black People Are Dying, So Black Girls Find Solace in ‘Safe Scrolling’
“I was hesitant to use my phone. Could all of this really be true? The mind games, the algorithms designed to keep me glued to my phone.” The new Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma” dives into the world of social media and its effects on all of us. Read more of Juan Carlos Mendoza’s reaction […]Read More Social Media Puts Users Like Me in Quite a ‘Dilemma’
Arely Valencia is a first time voter. A freshman at UC Berkeley, Valencia realizes it will be different for new voters this year because their first experience will be under unusual circumstances. This election cycle also marks the first time Latinos will be the largest non-white group among eligible voters. The Pew Research Center estimates […]Read More A First Time Voter In Boyle Heights Speaks Out: ‘I Want My Voice Out There’
A first-hand account of a sexual assault and it’s aftermath: “He did many horrible acts to every girl in that class, but I was targeted the most.” A young writer describes her experience in middle school, and the lasting trauma. Read their story at The kNOw.Read More That One Dreadful Day On The Bus
“Black people are exposed to trauma and anxiety from birth — genetically even, known as intergenerational trauma. Yet we act like it doesn’t exist. Media, resources, even advertisements put white faces on mental health issues, which causes many people to believe things such as depression, suicide, ADHD, anxiety, etc., are just white people problems. They’re […]Read More We Need to Talk About Black Mental Health. We Shouldn’t Have to Die For People to Listen.
First time voters are starting to cast their ballots in this election. Adan Barrera knows his vote is a privilege, but worries about making the right decisions for the country. Listen to his essay at YR Media.Read More Feeling the Pressure: First Time Voter Reflects on Historic Election
A new 24-hour homeless shelter for women opened this month in the Meadowview area in Sacramento. Learn more at Access Local TV.Read More Sacramento Opens New Homeless Shelter For Women
In support of Proposition 15, people marched from George Carroll Park to the gates of the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. They say holding companies like Chevron to up-to-date property tax rates would bring needed funding to schools, streets and more. Read more at Richmond Pulse.Read More Crowd Marches to Chevron Refinery in Support of Prop. 15
Between the heat and hazardous air quality due to wildfires, many are finding it hard to keep themselves safe from environmental hazards during the pandemic. Dan Peddycord, Contra Costa County’s director of public health, shared with Richmond Pulse what people can do to lessen their risk. Read the guidance at Richmond Pulse.Read More Richmond’s Most Vulnerable Can’t Escape Dangerous Air
President Donald Trump’s climate change record has been depressing. Could 4 more years mean irreversible damage? Watch YR Media’s video.Read More Can The Earth Handle 4 More Years of Trump?