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Young, Brown and ‘Looking Unsafe’

This story first ran in The Richmond Pulse. Photo by Sara Lafleur Vetter. Story by David Meza. “When was the last time you were you in jail?” A young white police officer asked me this question after he pulled me over while I rode my bike in Pinole, CA, close to Richmond, where I live. […]

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Young People #FliptheFrame to Stop Stereotypes

Editor’s Note: Californians For Justice, Fresno Barrios Unidos, The kNOw Youth Media and other community groups crowded into the Californians For Justice office in Fresno’s Tower District to perform poetry and spoken word and create posters that are meant to encourage adults to stop stereotyping young people. The kNOw Youth photographers, Nate Ferry, 17, Marissa Vang, […]

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My Sister’s Closet Provides “Hand Up” for Women Entering Fresno’s Workforce

Above: illustration by Lauren Baker.  By Jessica Johnson FRESNO– This is not about borrowing your sister’s clothes. Many women do not have the luxury of that perfect interview-ready outfit, which is where Fresno-based My Sister’s Closet (MSC) comes in. The organization, located at the United Faith Christian Fellowship, provides professional clothing, resume building and interview […]

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No More Slumlords Aims to Rid Fresno of Absent Landlords

Above: Photo by No More Slumlords of a rundown house that a landlord is attempting to rent.  By Lauren Baker FRESNO— For many Fresnans, home is not necessarily a welcoming place. Many families live in unsafe and unhealthy conditions, such as in units with broken plumbing, toxic mold, rodent infestations and faulty wiring and gas […]

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Photo Essay: Police Chief Announces Youth Advisory Council

Editor’s Note: Last night, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced the creation of a Youth Advisory Council to work with the Fresno police department. Well over one hundred people packed into The Downtown Club to hear the announcement, made during the “I Am… We Are…” event hosted by Fresno Boys and Men of Color. Youth […]

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