Death Doula: We Are Segregated, Even After We Die

24-year-old Lupe Tejada-Diaz wants to preserve cultural practices in death, so she decided to become a death doula, to support communities of color with end-of-life care. With COVID, her work is more important than ever. Read the interview at YR Media.

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Fresh ‘Produce Is In Full Swing’ At Richmond Farmers Market

COVID-19 won’t stop fresh produce from reaching Richmond, California residents thanks to the Richmond Farmers Market. And a lot of the fresh goods are grown in the community, according to Paul Brown, one of the market organizers. “We have farm fresh watermelons, cantaloupes, tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, corn and even honey that was produced locally […]

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How COVID-19 Has Affected Youth Theater

Like many businesses affected by COVID-19, arts organizations have been hit hard, including youth theater organizations that saw productions totally halted. “It was the week before production week of ‘Lion King’ with BTAA … we basically had the show completely done … and then it ended because of COVID. We don’t know what’s gonna happen,” […]

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“Mulan” On VOD: How Disney Is Failing The Heroine And Representation

“Mulan” premiered on Disney+ this month, and fans were less than ecstatic. The film comes with controversy, from the lead actress’ support for the Hong Kong police to the steep paywall guarding the movie. “Asians around the world could have had their ‘Black Panther’ moment – a monumental moment – but they are being denied […]

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Distance Learning

Distance learning is hard enough, but for special ed teachers, educating from inside the home is nearly impossible. Their students often need extra support that’s hard to give over Zoom. “I feel like my hands are tied,” said Michelle Esposito, a resource specialist teacher in San Diego County. “Whereas before I would be teaching students […]

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Kern County Voters Can Track Vote-By-Mail Ballots With ‘Where’s My Ballot’ Tool

Kern County in the Central Valley is kicking up its vote-by-mail system by using California’s online tool that helps voters track their ballot. State officials say voting-by-mail is one of the safest ways to participate in this election, and ballot tracking makes it even easier. “Elections and the right to vote are foundational to our […]

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