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‘I Like Your Hair Better Straight’

New York’s hair discrimination ban battles Eurocentric beauty standards and racism. As someone who has always navigated her identity through hair and appearance, she reflects on the larger implications of … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

California’s Suspension of the Death Penalty

Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that granted reprieve to all inmates on death row in California, putting a moratorium on executions in the state. Access Local TV’s Julia … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

College Admissions Scandal Reveals Cracks In Higher Education Equity

The charges brought against parents, administrators and for-hire counselors trying to rig college admissions put a spotlight on an industry that’s flawed. Richmond Pulse’s Keisa Reynolds, shares her perspective on … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

‘Dreams Do Come True’: Arvin High Color Guard Team To Compete In World Championship Thursday; Ranked First In The World

Arvin High School’s color guard team headed to Dayton, Ohio to compete in the WGI Color Guard World Championship after ranking first in the nation in Las Vegas. South Kern … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

It’s Kinda Dangerous To Be An Emcee

It’s no coincidence that gun violence and substance abuse are grave societal problems that have plagued hip-hop for decades, as emcees play the role of frontline storytellers. Too often, the … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Turned to Self-Help Books to Deal with My Depression

The thought of seeing a therapist can sometimes feel terrifying and invasive to one’s privacy. YR Media’s Sarah Ng shares how she has dealt with her depression in an alternative … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

The kNOw Weighs In: Living in California

For many young people, California has become a gilded cage that is trapping them between living comfortably or getting an education. The kNOw asked young people what dangers their peers … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Docking Paychecks: The High Cost Of Working As A Port Truck Driver

On average, port truck drivers who are classified as independent contractors earn less than minimum wage after deductions. VoiceWave’s Crystal Niebla follows a California worker in Long Beach who says … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

What People Think About The Soda Tax

In 2014, Berkeley, California implemented a 1 cent tax for every ounce of sweetened drinks, as a way to reduce soda consumption in their community. The tax became a model … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sticks Or Hands, Victor McElhaney Drummed For Life

Richmond Pulse’s Denis Perez-Bravo honors the life of the son of Oakland Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney. Victor McElhaney was killed recently in Los Angeles. Perez-Bravo highlights McElhaney’s love of music … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

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