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 today’s biggest political debates. “Instead of asking for change, justice or equality let’s just stick to the status quo.” Read more at The kNOw.

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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 and one for Lieutenant Governor. “For many, Richmond has become a city where progressive ideas go to thrive and they attribute this change to the […]

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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 low income residents and people of color. Critics say the controversial movement, called Defend Boyle Heights, is harassing small businesses when its members could be […]

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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 should change their ways. “It should go without saying that here in America we have the right to assemble in peaceful protest but somehow people […]

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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 quit after learning about the company’s connections to President Donald Trump. “It’s clear companies and investors close to Trump are now benefitting from his presidency.” […]

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‘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 sharpen law enforcement authority.  For some, patriotism means being ready to fight and for others it means being ready to protest.  “Anybody who loves their […]

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