About half (50 percent) of eligible young people between 18 and 29 voted in this year’s election, according to exit polls. Richmond Pulse talked to the other half. Here’s what they had to say.
Marching with people who wanted to be equal to the person next to them in the world’s eyes was powerful. There were people from all different backgrounds, nationalities, genders and interests. They were not protesting just because Trump won. They were protesting the fear, injustice and hate that have belittled us more than we have been in years.
In my family, our holiday tradition is to go to Mexico.
This month, Melvin Willis, 26, became the youngest person elected to the Richmond City Council. He spoke with the Pulse about his priorities for the council, which now has a majority of members backed by the RPA.
Young Richmond residents reflect on what the election of Donald Trump means for their families and their view of themselves as immigrants.
The day after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, hundreds of Richmond students walked out of class in protest.
You could say I am “adulting.” Even though I’m 22 and most of my friends like to go shopping or to clubs, I prefer a trip to the grocery store to get the ingredients for a delicious dinner.
Proposition 58 would reverse California’s 20-year ban on bilingual education, during which time San Francisco saw a flourishing of multilingual programs.
I’d always wondered if my school was as safe as I thought it was. At 15, I’m still growing up and pretty innocent. I know there are many things wrong with our schools, but there’s one issue that needs to be addressed now. That issue is catcalling and the over-sexualization of young women.
As a formerly incarcerated woman and now a criminal justice reform activist, I was overwhelmed with emotion when I first read about Proposition 57. I immediately thought of my older brother, who at 17 was sentenced as an adult to life in prison