Tamales and Champurrado. That’s the typical Latino Thanksgiving, at least in my household. That is until three years ago. This was when my family became ‘Americanized,’ and my mom got into a turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn frenzy.
A goat grazing along North Richmond’s abandoned lots isn’t an everyday scene. But the herd could be an unlikely savior in the city’s fight to curb illegal dumping.
Should 16 year olds be allowed to vote? That’s the question being debated right now in San Francisco, where San Francisco Youth Commission members Oliver York and Jillian Wu are spearheading the fight to lower the voting age in local elections from 18 to 16. And now they are bringing the idea to Richmond.
It’s easy to forget that we are mortal until someone in your life disappears. My first encounter with youth depression came during my sophomore year in high school. I was only a witness and yet its impact was powerful enough to rip my life apart.
A 21-year-old Native American activist from Richmond was chosen from among thousands of applicants to go to the White House this summer. Isabella Zizi, a Northern Cheyenne, Arikara and Muskogee Creek Native, attended the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering on July 9.
A new report linking processed meat to cancer hits close to home in Richmond, where fast food is easy to come by. Writers Ronvel Sharper and Karina Guadalupe say this new information makes them want to change their own eating habits. But it won’t be easy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report with information that many of us—but certainly not enough—already knew: having herpes is very common. WHO estimates two-thirds, or 67 percent, of the population under 50 years old are living with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).
So what do you do when everybody’s scared and everybody’s got a gun? Good question. And what do I say to the kids who are smart enough to look at everybody else and see that everybody else’s justification–to protect themselves–is pretty much the same as theirs?
Her heart rate starts rising. Her hands begin to sweat and shake. She paces back and forth.
“I feel like something is going to happen to me but nothing is really there,” she says. “[I tell myself,] ‘There is nothing wrong. It’s okay. This is just your body being weird again.’”
This is what an anxiety attack feels like for Karina Perez, a 20-year-old student at Pierce College.
District officials are hoping the merger of two West Contra Costa schools into a new high school with more academic and behavioral resources will give students the edge they need to succeed. But the move in September to combine Gompers and North Campus continuation high schools into the new Sylvester Greenwood Academy has some Richmond community members concerned about potential gang violence.