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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Neither Black nor white

Growing up in a white community, Nila Venkat wished she could change her black hair and brown skin to match the blue-eyed, blonde-hair portrayals of beauty. “But as we get older, we gain more confidence and start figuring out what’s beautiful about us as we are.” Read the story at Youth Radio.

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Gang members indicted in 2014 public housing firebomb attack

This month federal prosecutors charged seven Latino gang members for the 2014 firebombing of the homes of black residents of Ramona Gardens, the largest public housing project in Los Angeles. One week before the attack, Boyle Heights Beat student writer Melissa Martinez reported that African American families were finally moving back to Ramona Gardens after decades […]

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