Report • Antoinette Evans

Following the unfortunate tragedy that recently occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, our nation is yet again faced with answering the question: How can we keep our schools safe?
A recent survey commissioned by The California Endowment and conducted from January 16-21, 2013 set out to measure voter support for [...]

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News Report • Anna Challet, New America Media

SAN FRANCISCO — A majority of California voters support taxing sugar-sweetened beverages if those taxes are used for school nutrition and physical education programs, according to the results of a new Field Poll. The survey also revealed that obesity prevention measures like this have greater support [...]

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Love in the Time of Turf Wars

On February 12, 2013 By

Play Review • Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Walking into the theater at El Cerrito High School for RAW Talent’s new stage play, one automatically sensed there were two parallel stories taking place. One story was printed on the admission ticket – “Te’s Harmony”, a modern re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set amid the turf wars of Richmond, [...]

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How I Came to Know My History

On February 7, 2013 By

Commentary, Asani Shakur

The history of my ancestors is a rich history. Although Black history, sadly, is marked with the brutality and inhumanity of slavery, I also see tenacity in our history — the will, the passion and the ability to still dream, despite the harsh realities. Our ancestors left guidance for us in the [...]

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Press Release • Anna Challet, New America Media

Ed. Note: Organized in the fall of 2012, the Soda Sucks anti-advertising campaign, sponsored by New America Media, invited youth from across California to “outsmart the soda advertisers.” Soda Sucks awards were contested in two categories: poster and spoken word/video. Winners shared in a $3200 cash prize. Winning [...]

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News Feature, Tania Pulido

Richmond High is one of the few schools in the city that offers an Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) for teen mothers; and every year, a new wave of young moms attends the yearlong program. Back when I was in high school, a friend once told me she was on the waiting [...]

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