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    The 43 Missing in Mexico – Thoughts From a ‘Normalista’

    Dec 15, 2014

    Andres Reyes

    Protests about the 43 missing students of Ayotinapa have been rocking Mexico for weeks. The young men disappeared while studying to be teachers at a “normalista” school, one of the many politically active education schools for indigenous Mexicans. Below, Carolina Arceo, a Planada resident and normalista, discusses her story and the protests.
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    The 43 Missing in Mexico – Thoughts From a ‘Normalista’

    Dec 15, 2014

    Andres Reyes

    Protests about the 43 missing students of Ayotinapa have been rocking Mexico for weeks. The young men disappeared while studying to be teachers at a “normalista” school, one of the many politically active education schools for indigenous Mexicans. Below, Carolina Arceo, a Planada resident and normalista, discusses her story and the protests.
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    Police Chief Magnus: Why I Joined a Protest Against Police Brutality

    Dec 10, 2014

    Malcolm Marshall

    A recent rally against police brutality in Richmond, Calif. featured an unlikely participant: Police Chief Chris Magnus.
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    Police Chief Magnus: Why I Joined a Protest Against Police Brutality

    Dec 10, 2014

    Malcolm Marshall

    A recent rally against police brutality in Richmond, Calif. featured an unlikely participant: Police Chief Chris Magnus.
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    Police Relations -- Not Just a Black, Urban Issue

    Dec 04, 2014

    Various authors

    On Monday, President Obama noted that “simmering distrust” of police is present across the nation. Yet the discussion of police on social media is often reduced to a black and white, and decidedly urban issue. New America Media asked youth reporters in rural, and predominantly Latino, areas of Calif. to survey their communities about law enforce...
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    Police Relations -- Not Just a Black, Urban Issue

    Dec 04, 2014

    Various authors

    On Monday, President Obama noted that “simmering distrust” of police is present across the nation. Yet the discussion of police on social media is often reduced to a black and white, and decidedly urban issue. New America Media asked youth reporters in rural, and predominantly Latino, areas of Calif. to survey their communities about law enforce...
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    Ayotzinapa, Mexico’s Ferguson

    Dec 03, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    As thousands take to the streets in cities nationwide to express outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, another protest movement is sweeping through Mexican American and immigrant communities.
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    Ayotzinapa, Mexico’s Ferguson

    Dec 03, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    As thousands take to the streets in cities nationwide to express outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, another protest movement is sweeping through Mexican American and immigrant communities.
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    Can Long Beach’s Cop Commission Really Police the Police?

    Nov 25, 2014

    Michael Lozano

    The Long Beach Police Department recently told Pamela Fields, a local resident, that she could not pick up her late son’s cellphone, but she could “collect his bloody clothes” if she wanted to.
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    Can Long Beach’s Cop Commission Really Police the Police?

    Nov 25, 2014

    Michael Lozano

    The Long Beach Police Department recently told Pamela Fields, a local resident, that she could not pick up her late son’s cellphone, but she could “collect his bloody clothes” if she wanted to.
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    Residents Mourn Death of Beloved Community Member

    Nov 14, 2014

    Tania Pulido

    Rodney Frazier Jr. was 16 years-old, a teenager from North Richmond who loved basketball, his motorcycle, family and volunteering. On Fri., Nov. 7, his life was taken when he was shot dead in his front yard while trying to go home.
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    Residents Mourn Death of Beloved Community Member

    Nov 14, 2014

    Tania Pulido

    Rodney Frazier Jr. was 16 years-old, a teenager from North Richmond who loved basketball, his motorcycle, family and volunteering. On Fri., Nov. 7, his life was taken when he was shot dead in his front yard while trying to go home.
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    Veterans Day Should Be About More Than Discounts

    Nov 10, 2014

    Johnny Flores

    I’ve grown up in a family full of veterans. My cousin served as a tank commander for the United States National Guard, and two of my other cousins both served in the United States Army. Each of my cousins was willing to risk their life in order to protect our most basic freedoms.
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    Veterans Day Should Be About More Than Discounts

    Nov 10, 2014

    Johnny Flores

    I’ve grown up in a family full of veterans. My cousin served as a tank commander for the United States National Guard, and two of my other cousins both served in the United States Army. Each of my cousins was willing to risk their life in order to protect our most basic freedoms.
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    Grads Leave Their Past Behind With Richmond Program

    Oct 24, 2014

    Malcolm Marshall

    “Lets give a round of applause to these courageous young men and women who took an opportunity to take a stance to make difference in their lives,” said Dewanda Joseph, mistress of ceremonies at the graduation ceremony for 19 students of the Collective Impact Institute.
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    Grads Leave Their Past Behind With Richmond Program

    Oct 24, 2014

    Malcolm Marshall

    “Lets give a round of applause to these courageous young men and women who took an opportunity to take a stance to make difference in their lives,” said Dewanda Joseph, mistress of ceremonies at the graduation ceremony for 19 students of the Collective Impact Institute.
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    San Jose Youth Respond to Use of Pepper Spray in Juvenile Hall

    Oct 07, 2014

    Various

    Starting this month, Santa Clara Juvenile Hall staff will be allowed to use pepper spray on youth. The policy was not vetted through public discussion, but rather was negotiated in by the Probation Peace Officers Union. De-Bug asked San Jose teenagers their thoughts.
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    San Jose Youth Respond to Use of Pepper Spray in Juvenile Hall

    Oct 07, 2014

    Various

    Starting this month, Santa Clara Juvenile Hall staff will be allowed to use pepper spray on youth. The policy was not vetted through public discussion, but rather was negotiated in by the Probation Peace Officers Union. De-Bug asked San Jose teenagers their thoughts.
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    It Goes Both Ways: How Youth Violence Hurts Everyone

    Sep 25, 2014

    Alyson Bryant

    In 2009, Wilson High School student Melody Ross was accidentally shot and killed by a 16-year-old gang member. VoiceWaves interviewed Narong Ngeth, a friend of the teen who was killed and Beth Dawson, a friend of the teen who shot Melody. Both Narong and Beth are friends, but have never spoken about the incident.
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    It Goes Both Ways: How Youth Violence Hurts Everyone

    Sep 25, 2014

    Alyson Bryant

    In 2009, Wilson High School student Melody Ross was accidentally shot and killed by a 16-year-old gang member. VoiceWaves interviewed Narong Ngeth, a friend of the teen who was killed and Beth Dawson, a friend of the teen who shot Melody. Both Narong and Beth are friends, but have never spoken about the incident.
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    Food Bank Increases Distribution After Drought Hurts Local Economy

    Sep 09, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    The past two harvest seasons in Kern have been unlike the others. Instead of sharing a bountiful harvest with loved ones, families are spending their weekday nights in their cars, waiting in line up to receive a box of donated food.
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    Food Bank Increases Distribution After Drought Hurts Local Economy

    Sep 09, 2014

    Alfredo Camacho

    The past two harvest seasons in Kern have been unlike the others. Instead of sharing a bountiful harvest with loved ones, families are spending their weekday nights in their cars, waiting in line up to receive a box of donated food.
    Continue to South Kern Sol
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