California Statewide Youth Media Network

Future of DACA Worries Community College Student

Among the millions of Americans concerned about the repeal of DACA is Citlaly Medina, a DACA recipient and local community college student. DACA gave Medina a Social Security number, a … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Central Valley Residents Ask for a ‘Clean’ Dream Act

Peaceful protesters gathered outside Representative Devin Nunes’ office on Dec. 20 to ask that he support undocumented youth living in the U.S. Much to their dismay, however, they were forced … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women’s March Listening Session Evokes Passionate Criticism From Some Community Members

On Jan. 2, Sacramento community members gathered to discuss last year’s Women’s March in light of an upcoming anniversary march. Some expressed their concerns over the events, including questions about … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

ACLU Report Exposes Excessive Force and Lack of Accountability in Local Law Enforcement Agencies

After two years of investigating the Bakersfield Police Department, the ACLU released a scathing report condemning the body’s civil rights abuses. But it’s still unclear whether anything is being done … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Invisi-bi-lity and Erasure

Despite having their own letter in the initialism “LGBTQ,” bisexuals are still largely stereotyped and misunderstood, even within the queer community. The kNOw’s Johnsen del Rosario explains some of his … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Migrant Stories’ Documentary Can Teach Teens About Immigrant Struggle

After hearing the Trump administration’s uncertain stances on immigration policies, a group of Bakersfield lawyers produced “American Migrant Stories,” a documentary about the struggles of immigrant families seeking better lives. … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018: We’ve Got This, Y’all

The start of a new year always shines with the promise of new beginnings and hope. After the trying year that 2017 was—especially with the current political climate—that’s something we … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight? Remember Not to Lose Yourself

When Solé Rivera was just 12 years-old, people were always commenting on how she should lose weight. But even after shedding some pounds, Rivera didn’t feel different—and now she’s learning … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

When Sexism Starts Within

Growing up, Youth Radio’s Awet Habtom didn’t question her Eritrean culture’s sexist practices. But as she got older, she started challenging the beliefs that had been ingrained in her for … Continue reading

December 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Boyle Heights Residents Join #OneYearLater Conversation

Just a little more than a year since Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, the Boyle Heights Beat hosted a meeting attended by community members. Boyle Heights citizens flagged … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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