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    'Cafe Con Leche' – Youth Discuss the Future of Multiculturalism

    Dec 03, 2013

    Antonio Ruiz and Michelle Zenarosa

    “You have to be more outstanding to get your voice out there,” says Diwaine Smith, a youth organizer with Men Making a Change. Smith and three other youth leaders sat down to discuss equal representation, culturally-relevant schooling and the resources youth of color need most: peer support groups, wellness programs, and "authentic partnerships"...
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    'Cafe Con Leche' – Youth Discuss the Future of Multiculturalism

    Dec 03, 2013

    Antonio Ruiz and Michelle Zenarosa

    “You have to be more outstanding to get your voice out there,” says Diwaine Smith, a youth organizer with Men Making a Change. Smith and three other youth leaders sat down to discuss equal representation, culturally-relevant schooling and the resources youth of color need most: peer support groups, wellness programs, and "authentic partnerships"...
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    Turkey Tamales & Champurrado! A Farmworker Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2013

    Maneli Ortiz

    For many immigrant families like mine, holidays like Thanksgiving offer an opportunity to participate in a new tradition. But American holidays can also take on new characteristics when they are fused with elements of other cultures.
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    Farm Worker Thanksgiving

    Turkey Tamales & Champurrado! A Farmworker Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2013

    Maneli Ortiz

    For many immigrant families like mine, holidays like Thanksgiving offer an opportunity to participate in a new tradition. But American holidays can also take on new characteristics when they are fused with elements of other cultures.
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    12 Years a Slave – A Must See Film For Black Youth

    Nov 15, 2013

    Monet Boyd

    I recently had the privilege of watching the new movie, “12 Years a Slave,” which is based on a memoir by Solomon Northup. Northup was born in 1808 in Saratoga, New York as a free Black man. His book tells the story of his capture by slave traders in 1841 and the ensuing long hard years he spent transitioning from a free life to that of a slave.
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    12 Years a Slave – A Must See Film For Black Youth

    Nov 15, 2013

    Monet Boyd

    I recently had the privilege of watching the new movie, “12 Years a Slave,” which is based on a memoir by Solomon Northup. Northup was born in 1808 in Saratoga, New York as a free Black man. His book tells the story of his capture by slave traders in 1841 and the ensuing long hard years he spent transitioning from a free life to that of a slave.
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  • Sandy Cuadra Culture

    Sandy Cuadra: The Passing of The Heart of The Mission

    Nov 14, 2013

    Jade Rivera

    Sandy Cuadra, a lifetime Mission District resident, recently passed away. Her niece Jade Rivera remembers how her legacy continues through the Mission District of San Francisco, a place that's slowly changing through gentrification but will forever carry the spirit of Sandy and those who made it what it is to this day.
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    Sandy Cuadra: The Passing of The Heart of The Mission

    Nov 14, 2013

    Jade Rivera

    Sandy Cuadra, a lifetime Mission District resident, recently passed away. Her niece Jade Rivera remembers how her legacy continues through the Mission District of San Francisco, a place that's slowly changing through gentrification but will forever carry the spirit of Sandy and those who made it what it is to this day.
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    The State of Black Long Beach: A Call to Action

    Nov 10, 2013

    Ben Novotny

    The black population in Long Beach has sharply declined over the last decade, while the number of Latinos and Asians has risen. What does this mean for the community? On this segment of News Long Beach, VoiceWaves interviews two prominent black leaders in the city to get their take on the past, present and future of African Americans in the city.
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    The State of Black Long Beach: A Call to Action

    Nov 10, 2013

    Ben Novotny

    The black population in Long Beach has sharply declined over the last decade, while the number of Latinos and Asians has risen. What does this mean for the community? On this segment of News Long Beach, VoiceWaves interviews two prominent black leaders in the city to get their take on the past, present and future of African Americans in the city.
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  • First 5 Culture

    Black Flight: Nonprofits Adapt to Demographic Shift

    Nov 07, 2013

    Chanelle Ignant

    Every Thursday at the West County First 5 center in Richmond, a group of ten to twelve moms gathers to discuss their experiences. The group, Kahawia Uzazi, which in Swahili language means “brown parenting,” is a space reserved for African-American mothers.
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    Black Flight: Nonprofits Adapt to Demographic Shift

    Nov 07, 2013

    Chanelle Ignant

    Every Thursday at the West County First 5 center in Richmond, a group of ten to twelve moms gathers to discuss their experiences. The group, Kahawia Uzazi, which in Swahili language means “brown parenting,” is a space reserved for African-American mothers.
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  • altar Culture

    5k Run Draws Hundreds to Dia de los Muertos Celebration

    Nov 04, 2013

    Brenda Rincon

    On November 1, the night before Día de los Muertos, hundreds descended upon Sixth Street to participate in the inaugural Run with Los Muertos 5K and enjoy the pre- and post-run festivities. In addition to the run, the evening featured art, music, dancing, Día de los Muertos face painting, and traditional altars honoring the dead built by communi...
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    5k Run Draws Hundreds to Dia de los Muertos Celebration

    Nov 04, 2013

    Brenda Rincon

    On November 1, the night before Día de los Muertos, hundreds descended upon Sixth Street to participate in the inaugural Run with Los Muertos 5K and enjoy the pre- and post-run festivities. In addition to the run, the evening featured art, music, dancing, Día de los Muertos face painting, and traditional altars honoring the dead built by communi...
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  • Berenice3 Culture

    This Year, Bakersfield ‘Guelaguetza’ Takes Center Stage

    Oct 10, 2013

    Daniel Jimenez

    Every year, twelve cities across California play host to “La Guelaguetza,” a celebration that honors the cultures and traditions of indigenous communities hailing from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This year, Bakersfield will close out the statewide event, making this city’s Guelaguetza the season’s largest.
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    This Year, Bakersfield ‘Guelaguetza’ Takes Center Stage

    Oct 10, 2013

    Daniel Jimenez

    Every year, twelve cities across California play host to “La Guelaguetza,” a celebration that honors the cultures and traditions of indigenous communities hailing from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. This year, Bakersfield will close out the statewide event, making this city’s Guelaguetza the season’s largest.
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  • party Culture

    Partying in Merced: The Thin Line Between Fun and Disaster

    Oct 01, 2013

    Alyssa Castro

    It is a well-known fact that young people in Merced have limited social options, which is why so many of them turn to partying. But the nights don’t always end up like mine — not everyone vomits, and not everyone gets home safe.
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    Partying in Merced: The Thin Line Between Fun and Disaster

    Oct 01, 2013

    Alyssa Castro

    It is a well-known fact that young people in Merced have limited social options, which is why so many of them turn to partying. But the nights don’t always end up like mine — not everyone vomits, and not everyone gets home safe.
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    VIDEO: Hood Dreams and Hair Cuts

    Sep 17, 2013

    Jean Melesaine

    Chubby is a haircut barber who is born and raised in Oakdale Housing Projects, a project well known for gun violence and crime. At the same time he is a popular barber who continues to cut hair in front of his home even amongst the violence and crime.
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    VIDEO: Hood Dreams and Hair Cuts

    Sep 17, 2013

    Jean Melesaine

    Chubby is a haircut barber who is born and raised in Oakdale Housing Projects, a project well known for gun violence and crime. At the same time he is a popular barber who continues to cut hair in front of his home even amongst the violence and crime.
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  • Johnny Flores Culture

    A Young Catholic Reflects On the Church, the New Pope and Social Justice

    Sep 09, 2013

    Johnny Flores

    My introduction to religion began the day I was baptized. I was about one year old at the time. I am now 16 and have attended Catholic school my entire life. As I begin my third year at Xavier College Preparatory, I asked myself what I have learned about religion and its meaning.
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    Johnny Flores

    A Young Catholic Reflects On the Church, the New Pope and Social Justice

    Sep 09, 2013

    Johnny Flores

    My introduction to religion began the day I was baptized. I was about one year old at the time. I am now 16 and have attended Catholic school my entire life. As I begin my third year at Xavier College Preparatory, I asked myself what I have learned about religion and its meaning.
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