Black History Built America

The kNOw Youth Media is highlighting various black figures who made amazing contributions to America in honor of Black History Month. To tell the stories of these groundbreaking African-Americans in history, Ruben Diaz, 16, created original drawings to pair with the backstories of these pioneers. See all the figures who are being honored this month […]

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Voters Approve Tax Aimed at Helping Kids

After tireless work by campaigners, especially teenagers who canvassed door-to-door, Richmond voters approved an increased real estate transfer tax whose funds will go to supporting the local government’s youth programs. “For the first time in the city’s history, Richmond youth are set to have a local government department dedicated to serving them.” Read more at […]

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A Bittersweet Victory: Here’s How Long Beach Tenants Fought Landlords and Won

Across Long Beach, renters face rent hikes, eviction notices, and terrible living conditions. After years of injustice, residents staged a rent strike and filed a lawsuit in hopes of finally getting justice. “According to eviction-tracking data, at least three Long Beach tenants are evicted each day. At the same time, residents are being priced out […]

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How I Learned to Love My Own Skin

Throughout her childhood, Eneceia Lang was picked on for her dark skin, even in spaces where she thought she would be safe from the torment, other members of the black community would still. But after some time, she has learned to think differently about her skin. “Today, I look at my skin as if it’s […]

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