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Tarana Burke, #MeToo Founder, Visits Sacramento

Civil rights activist and creator of the “#metoo” movement, Tarana Burke, visited Sacramento State University. Watch the video at Access Local TV.

March 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Here Are Three Youth Reflections For MLK Day

VoiceWaves’ Yesenia Pacheco, Alvin Engo, and Georgina Sandoval share their perspectives on MLK Day and the influence Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had on society. Read more at VoiceWaves.

January 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

‘La Raza’ Looks at the Chicano Movement Through the Lens of Publication’s Photojournalists

In the 1960s and 70s, “El Movimiento,” or the Chicano civil rights movement, took Los Angeles by storm, and La Raza was there to document every moment of it. After … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tupac movie has a message for today’s generation

A new film, “All Eyez On Me,” about the life of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur, deals with the intersection of music and civil rights. The film chronicles Tupac’s life, … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s behind North Carolina’s bathroom bill?

North Carolina has become the battleground for federal rights for transgender people, as the state’s bill outlining bathroom restrictions has provoked responses from businesses, social media, and the U.S. Justice Department. “North Carolina’s … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kern County sued over alleged gerrymandering

A national civil rights organization has filed a lawsuit against Kern County, citing violations of the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed the suit … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Black Bus’: Hip-hop for #BlackLivesMatter

Youth artists and producers filmed the hip hop video, “Black Bus,” to spotlight the historical context of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The lyrics (“Sitting in the back for too long / To the front of … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is Baltimore tipping off this generation’s Civil Rights Movement?

Each account of an unarmed man dying by the hands of police fuels anger and frustration, and in Baltimore, young people took to the streets to protest. Figures from Black history are awakened as resistance rises up against … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chicago and Richmond each have Pullman Porter histories

Following the Civil War, African American men employed as “Pullman Porters” — railway employees who assisted passengers on Pullman company trains — founded the first black labor union and distributed black … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Local leader was part of national movement

The Oscar-nominated movie “Selma” was released during a year in which Americans are feeling the continued presence of racial inequality, specifically violence against black citizens by police. The violence captured … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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