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Community Health, Youth Voices

Why Is Everyone So Upset?

With constant outcry over the state of our country, it’s easy to get lost between two very different sides. Fresno’s Miguel Bibanco explains some of the responses to many of … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

First Richmond, now California: can our Progressives transform state politics?

With the 2018 California election approaching, voters are faced with a variety of new options for elected officials. Keisa Reynolds reports on two progressive Richmond candidates, one for California Assembly … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

California leaders speak out for public parks

California senators, assemblymembers, and citizens gathered in Sacramento to advocate for public parks. They explained the importance of these natural spaces for the community. “Your zipcode, and the hue of … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Boyle Heights group sparks controversy with anti-gentrification push

An outdoor performance, new art galleries, and coffee shops in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights community have sparked opposition from groups who want to call attention to the ways gentrification displaces … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

A PSA from Petty Roosevelt

Slang words, hating on protesters, overly philosophical talk about generational differences – all these have to go. A young Long Beach writer lists his pet peeves  and argues why people … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

The talk you should have with yourself

Political conversations can be the most difficult to have. Youth reporter Alexandro Lopez shares his ideas about why the most important conversation to hold is with oneself. “As I dig … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why I quit driving for Uber

Recent college graduate Jason Pinzon was driving for Uber at night after getting done with his shift at Universal Studios. It was a way to make ends meet, but Pinzon … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘I Am a Minority, I Am a Patriot’ – Youth reflect on patriotism in 2017

Young people of color in Richmond reflect on what it means to be a patriot at a time when President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing policies to lessen immigration and … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Teen ‘candidate’ for mayor seeks more city funds for youth development

High school senior Jacky Vargas is running for mayor of California’s largest metropolis, the City of Angels. She’s not on the official ballot, but she announced her mock candidacy at … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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