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 about the ingredients for a perfect world. “A perfect world is one where race and legal status aren’t an issue in achieving one’s dream in […]

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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 public schools. Kozol visited Bakersfield, inspiring South Kern Sol writer Randy Villegas to demand equity in education for Kern County students. “I will continue to […]

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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 campus life. “I haven’t experienced racism but I have experienced racial discomfort… It’s weird to be the only person of color in the room because you […]

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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 convicted of the same crime a few years prior, and was sentenced to life in prison. “The thing is, if a man commits a crime, […]

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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 on YouTube.  In another video, NewsLongBeach interviewed education organizers and experts about a recent resolution about school discipline policies and how it could potentially impact […]

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