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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We Are Not Your Mascot

As the conversation continues about sport teams using Native American mascots, University of Arizona Professor Stephanie Fryberg says these images lower self-esteem among Indigenous teens and college students. “Dogs, cats, tigers and bears are mascots. We are not those things. We are human beings.” Professor Stephanie Fryberg says Native American sports mascots cause harm, not […]

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Dream or Nightmare? Immigration Lawyer on Challenges Still Facing DACA

All the back and forth on the DACA program for young adults has people wondering: Can Trump do that?? YR Media asked an immigration lawyer to explain the options for undocumented young adults eligible for DACA. “We all understand how risky it is to file anything with immigration, especially if you’re undocumented.” Despite a recent […]

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California May Close Its State-Run Youth Prisons. What Comes Next?

If California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to close the state’s last three youth prisons is approved, what will that mean for the rest of the country? YR Media talked to Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Executive Director Zachary Norris about California’s decision and what divesting in incarceration and reinvesting in communities looks like. Read […]

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