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When he was growing up, Jerry Tello’s grandma blessed him constantly throughout the day.
Such a gesture, he came to realize, was preparation for the times when he would be made to feel like a scourge or a delinquent because he was a young Latino man.
My L.A. Childhood Was Tough. But Seeing the Struggles of South Africans Inspired Me to Help Kids in My Own Backyard.
By D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D.
By Mike Rose
By Thomas Bunn
On a visit to the State Capitol, young black leaders and advocates share experiences with legislators — in hopes of helping to shape policies that could determine their future.
By Kiara Harris-Mendel, California Black Media
Educating youth about environmental health and justice issues can inspire them to be agents of change in their own neighborhoods.
“Don’t shoot, because I am human, and my life matters.”
These moving words, spoken by young men of color in a video projected on the screen, kicked off the August Network meeting of the LA Food Policy Council on “Food and Restorative Justice in Schools and Prisons.”
A new law promoting community gardens and small farms lets municipalities lower property taxes on plots of 3 acres or less if owners dedicate them to growing food for at least 5 years.
October 02, 2013 | By Lee Romney