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‘Families Belong Together’ Rally in Sacramento California

As new revelations begin to highlight the systematic separation of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, cities across the nation have erupted into protest. One of these cities … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Dear White People’: a Microcosmic Look at the U.S.

Richmond’s Denis Perez-Bravo reviews the series “Dear White People,” a popular show following the lives of black students at a predominantly white university. Perez-Bravo finds connections between his own experiences … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Carlos Jiménez Taught and Made History at Bravo High

After almost half a century as a teacher, Carlos Jiménez is retiring, leaving behind a legacy of inspiring students with his teachings on Mexican American history. Boyle Heights Beat sat … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mental Illness Is Not A Choice

Ja’Nell Gore shares her opinions on the rampant portrayal of depression and anxiety as romanticized mental health issues. From her own experiences, she knows firsthand that these are not issues … Continue reading

July 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Breaking The Silence: Mental Health Awareness Among Boys and Men In The East African Community

With an upsurge of public discourse surrounding mental health issues, more attention is being drawn to the fact that boys and men of color are more likely to be affected … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Wellness Culture Backfired For Me

When San Francisco’s Emily Sobelman was young, she thought of herself as “the skinny girl.” But as she started to grow up, that identity combined with her city’s health food … Continue reading

July 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sexual Harassment Starts Young For Girls

New data and studies are revealing shocking statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment. Boyle Heights Beat takes a closer look at the sexual harassment girls and women face on … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Juneteenth Honors The Memories And Struggles Of African-Americans

On June 16, Richmond held its annual Juneteenth Celebration, where community members gathered to celebrate the emancipation of the last slave on June 19, 1865. And despite the progress that’s … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

In Their Own Words: Beyond The Binary

Four non-binary teens and young adults share their gender experiences with Youth Radio. They talk about everything from love and dating to coming out. “I struggled a lot with the … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Warriors Fans, Yet Again, Light Up the Town

After the Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Championships, fans packed the streets of Oakland to celebrate the team’s third trophy in four years. Decked in … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

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