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.Read More Why Is Everyone So Upset?
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 […]Read More First Richmond, now California: can our Progressives transform state politics?
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 your skin, and yes, your legal status, should not define if you have access to mother nature.” Read more at Access Local TV.Read More California leaders speak out for public parks
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 […]Read More Boyle Heights group sparks controversy with anti-gentrification push
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 […]Read More A PSA from Petty Roosevelt
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 more into politics, I see that everyone is either with a group or trying to stay afloat as a truthful and independent entity.” Read more […]Read More The talk you should have with yourself
The Sacramento City Unified School District is getting a new superintendent, but most students aren’t aware of the change. Youth reporter and civic activist Bruce Tran expresses concern at low youth turnout at town hall meetings. “‘We the people’ are the one who grants the government their power. However, what happens when the people do not participate […]Read More Are young people prepared to inherit the political scene?
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.” […]Read More Why I quit driving for Uber
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 […]Read More ‘I Am a Minority, I Am a Patriot’ – Youth reflect on patriotism in 2017
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 a recent public event in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles to urge city leaders to spend more money on youth. “How do they […]Read More Teen ‘candidate’ for mayor seeks more city funds for youth development