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Docking Paychecks: The High Cost Of Working As A Port Truck Driver

On average, port truck drivers who are classified as independent contractors earn less than minimum wage after deductions. VoiceWave’s Crystal Niebla follows a California worker in Long Beach who says … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rise Up: Imagine health and justice

Imagine a world where access to quality health care is a given, hate is unacceptable and clean water flows freely for all. In hopeful snapshots, youth reporters with The kNOw talk … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jonathan Kozol inspires me to continue the fight for equality

Teaching 4th grade in a poor black neighborhood changed Jonathan Kozol’s life. Now an author and activist, Kozol travels the country fighting for equal educational opportunities for every child in … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Podcast: What is equality, really?

Youth Reigns, the AccessLocal.Tv youth podcast, has a motto: Where Young Voices Rule. In this episode, the neighborhood news correspondents discuss equality in its many forms. Do we have real equality in America? … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Racial justice on campus

In the wake of protests at college campuses across the country—where students are demanding changes to the ways that schools approach racial diversity—Youth Radio alumni shared their stories about race and … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Survey shows African Americans still seeking equality

Last month, a poll published by PBS showed that U.S. race relations are at a low point in recent history, and revealed the gap between black and white perceptions of how … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unequal justice in Del Norte

Crescent City was shaken by the recent conviction of a former high school staffer for killing a local man while driving drunk. The perpetrator was white, the victim Yurok Indian. The victim’s brother had been … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Feeling marginalized, black students and parents organize

Their numbers on campus shrinking, black students at Richmond High feel ignored — but a new parent and student group seek to change that. The African American Student-Parent Collaborative was … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black Long Beach, School discipline are latest subjects in an ongoing video series

In a televised forum about the state of black long beach, community leaders discussed the African American position in Long Beach’s demographic changes, education and poverty, and unemployment.  The whole discussion is … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

A youth perspective on marriage equality

You don’t have to be gay or even a victim of discrimination to sympathize with someone being judged unfairly for something they have no control over.  This story comes from … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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