Be Counted: 2020 Census

For Census Day 2020, the California Youth Media Network highlighted stories from those on the front lines across the state who are working to make sure each Californian is counted. Read more from Richmond Pulse, South Kern Sol and YR Media. 

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For Us, By Us: A ‘Gentefied’ Review

“Gentefied” is Netflix’s new original series about one family’s struggle to stay in a changing neighborhood. “This show is incredibly well-structured, hilariously relatable, and necessary for us (“us” meaning the young and diverse Latinx American population). We need representation of our Mexican-American community, to see the realities that people endure — it’s one thing to read […]

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Coronavirus Comes To Campus

For some of us, campus is home, or at least where we get meals and connect with our chosen families. But social distancing is the only option. So we’re taking to Twitter, TikTok and Instagram to stay connected and share our lives, using hashtags like #quarantime, #quarantineinsixwords and #quarantinelife. We’ve mapped our reactions to those […]

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Self-Care Across California

Given the stressful flood of coronavirus information circulating the news right now, we all could use a little self-care. Recently, California Youth Media Network partners AjA Project, We’Ced, The kNOw, Richmond Pulse, and YR Media documented in photos what self-care looks like for young people in their cities. See the photo gallery at YR Media.

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Too Young To Vote

Etta Washburn follows politics closely. But at 17, she’s too young to vote. Hear how she’s staying involved despite not being eligible to participate in the 2020 presidential election. Listen to her commentary on YR Media.

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Not So Golden

There are lots of reasons to love the Golden State — from its stunning beaches and picturesque mountains to its entrepreneurial spirit, trailblazing laws and incredible diversity. But at what cost? “Not So Golden” offers a glimpse into how many California young adults are making it work. This California Youth Media Network project is a collaboration […]

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