Sticks Or Hands, Victor McElhaney Drummed For Life

Richmond Pulse’s Denis Perez-Bravo honors the life of the son of Oakland Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney. Victor McElhaney was killed recently in Los Angeles. Perez-Bravo highlights McElhaney’s love of music and drumming talent. Read more at Richmond Pulse.

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‘It’s Becoming A Crisis’: Community Marches In Honor Of Those Lost To Police Violence

Community members in East Bakersfield gathered for the fifth annual March for Justice event put on by the statewide organization STOP Coalition – Families Impacted by Police Violence. South Kern Sol’s Paige Atkison reports. Read more at South Kern Sol.

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Opinion: Blackface By Another Name?

While white supremacist beauty standards have dominated for centuries at the expense of women of color, for nonblack folks racial ambiguity can actually raise your profile and profits. So what are the boundaries between creative expression, blackface and other racially insensitive looks? YR Media’s Jen Tribbet explores. Read more at YR Media.

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No Wrong Way To Be Human

We’Ced’s Aaliyah Jensen calls for more education on gender identity. “The hatred and non-acceptance of trans people are bigger than name calling and hateful comments about their gender identity. For a lot of trans people, it’s a matter of life and death.” Read more at We’Ced.

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