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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Los Fauna Adapt To The Times

The statewide shutdown means bands and artists have to rethink how they’re producing music. Boyle Heights 60’s psychedelic garage rock band Los Faunas describes the changes they’ve made to their process during quarantine: “It is stressful. But we like to take it one day at a time and if not all of us can make […]

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Have Face Coverings In Kern Become A Thing Of The Past? Health Experts Say Masks Can Help Flatten The Curve

When Delia Ramos visited Bakersfield, she was shocked to see how few residents were wearing masks. “When picking up groceries, I was only part of a few people wearing a mask because it wasn’t required. In Clovis, it isn’t required either, but people still wore their masks,” said Ramos. As COVID numbers rise, public health […]

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Boyle Heights ‘Artivist’ Helps Raise Funds For Migrants In Detention Centers

Boyle Heights artist Julio Salgado is no stranger to using his art to create social change. Now, he’s directing his efforts to support immigrants in detention centers. “My job is to think of initiatives where we bring artists from our communities, those who are undocumented or formerly undocumented. One of the main goals for the […]

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Richmond Revolution Celebrates ‘Black Joy’ For Juneteenth

Richmond, Calif. residents gathered together for Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The event featured music, food, and dancing celebrating African American heritage and culture. “You need to create safe spaces to release stress, feel love, and support,” said Eleanor Neal, one of the event attendees. Read more at […]

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