Creating Media That Reflects Our Identities

The California Endowment gave me and 11 other youth journalists the opportunity to attend the 18th annual Allied Media Conference (AMC) in Detroit in June. The conference brought together over 1,000 media makers with backgrounds in technology, data visualization, journalism, photography, dance, activism, and much more.

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What People Don’t Understand About Suicide

Suicide is more than just someone taking their own life. It’s a matter of someone thinking it is the only option to end their pain and suffering. The truth is, there are a lot of ways you can get help – and one of the things that helps the most is to talk to someone so you’re not suffering in silence.

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I Am Not a Stereotype

Everyone’s familiar with stereotypes. When you go to the movies, you see people play off stereotypes just to be funny. But a lot of people don’t realize that those stereotypes affect people in their everyday lives. I can name a couple of instances where my race and gender made my life harder than usual.

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Local Happenings: June 2016

Richmond Promise’s Scholars Celebration Thursday, June 2 Richmond Promise will sponsor its first Scholars Celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza. The event will celebrate the 375 Richmond graduating seniors from nine schools who will receive Richmond Promise Scholarships to attend either […]

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Ride of Silence Commemorates Those Killed in Richmond

About 40 people took part in the 5th annual Ride of Silence in Richmond last month, part of a national bike ride to bring attention to cyclists maimed or killed while riding on urban streets. But in Richmond, the ride took on a bigger meaning, commemorating all those who had been killed in the city.

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