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One Student Helps Create Educational Equity in East Los Angeles

  Eduardo Pacheco comes from a community in East Los Angeles that is plagued by poverty, violence and low college attendance. Despite these and other financial hardships, Eduardo is making a positive impact on the community’s youth and their future. A freshman at the University of California Santa Barbara, Eduardo has been working with InnerCity […]

How Social Justice Movements Begin

SAN DIEGO – On Friday, Feb. 12, Marguerite Casey Foundation began its first-ever regional convening of California grantees with a performance by the Border Angels, a social justice and human rights organization that offers food, water and other humanitarian assistance to those attempting the harrowing trek across the U.S.-Mexico border. Performers read from “Letters from […]

S.F. Police Under Scrutiny With Release of More Racist Texts

S.F. Police Under Scrutiny With Release of More Racist Texts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A beleaguered San Francisco Police Department took another hit to its tarnished image Tuesday with the release of racist and homophobic text messages allegedly exchanged among officers. The city’s public defender released transcripts of the offensive texts, which emerged during a rape investigation of a former officer. The messages belittle Blacks, […]

Opinion: L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis Calls for ‘Radical Hospitality’

Opinion: L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis Calls for ‘Radical Hospitality’

A state of emergency signals that a catastrophe, social or natural, has challenged or upended civic order. Under states of emergency, normal state functions are often suspended in response to extraordinary circumstances. The L.A. City Council declared a state of emergency over homelessness in Los Angeles last fall. Though Mayor Eric Garcetti declined to affirm […]

Special Series: An Oakland Youth Finds Focus in Leadership

  Since her freshman year in high school, Naudika Williams has served as a strong and charismatic student voice on campus. The 16-year-old Oakland resident is passionate about social justice – she moved from an affluent neighborhood and middle school to a community that has less resources and support for students. “The stark differences in […]

Calif. Families Gain More Support in Expanded Family Leave Law

Calif. Families Gain More Support in Expanded Family Leave Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Continuing a wave of expanding labor policy reforms aimed at addressing income inequality, California’s Democratic governor signed legislation Monday to increase time-off pay for employees who must leave work to care for their family. Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB908 to expand the state’s paid family leave law, saying he wants to […]

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