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San Diego’s Media Arts Center created a documentary short that discusses the practice of community policing. The short, which features a conversation with a local police officer, focuses on the … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sacramento Protests Erupt After DA’s Decision On Stephon Clark Shooting

After the DA’s announcement that there would be no criminal charges against officers in the Stephon Clark case, community members gathered for protests around the city. Access Local TV youth … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sorry, Dad, But No Golden Robe This Graduation

Graduation should feel like a high achievement, but many high school students feel overwhelmed by the pressure around it. Yesenia Pacheco of VoiceWaves tells her story and how cap and … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mesa Verde To Remain Open For At Least One More Year; Advocates Raise Money To Pay Bonds Of Those Detained

South Kern Sol’s Bryana Lozoya reports that the Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center is set to stay open through 2020, and activists in the community are working to support detainees. … Continue reading

March 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

ATTN: Long Beach Poly – Your Feminism Report Card Is In

Feminism has made great strides in the past few years, but just how welcome do some women feel? VoiceWaves reporter Briana Mendez-Padilla asked female students and teachers of Long Beach … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Voting Is Vital

The Media Arts Center youth reporters documented Viet Vote’s Candidate Forum and Voting Party. This event served as a means to help the Vietnamese-American community in San Diego County understand … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Opinion: No Charges For Stephon Clark’s Death Leave A ‘Broken, Grieving Community’

Sacramento police won’t face prosecution in Stephon Clark’s shooting death. Rachael Francois of Voice of The Youth is disappointed but not surprised. Clark’s death opens old wounds for communities like … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mardi Gras 2019

Fresno celebrated its 22nd annual Tower District Mardi Gras parade with extravagant floats, unique characters, good food, good music, necks full of beads and, of course, Kopi Sotiropulos’ wonderful smile. … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Q&A: Author Of Book About Larry Itliong Talks About Why She Writes About Filipino-American History

Journey For Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong is the first Filipino-American children’s history book written about Larry Itliong that covers his fight against discrimination, unfair wages and poor working … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

WCCUSD Weighs Closing Crespi Amid Concerns Over Space, Costs And More Across Schools

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is considering closing the doors of Juan Crespi Middle School in El Sobrante, as enrollment drops and charter schools grow. Richmond Pulse’s Mitzi … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

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