Beyond Kern

‘America is all we know’: As Congress waffles on finding a DACA solution, undocumented youth grow fearful

March 22, 2018 / By

By Alejandra Alberto

Maria Mancilla was 3-years-old when she came to the United States.

She can’t remember anything about her birthplace, Apatzingan, Mexico — not the sweltering, year-round heat that earned the valley it’s located in the nickname “Tierra Caliente,” or the cartel violence that plagues residents in the Michoacan state.

Youth Commentary: ‘Our gun control policy is out of control’

February 20, 2018 / By

By Kat Gontijo

Editor’s Note: Kat Gontijo, 17, of Bakersfield High School, gave this speech at the “Gun Safety Rally” held on Feb.

Today’s Teens Delaying Usual Adulthood Responsibilities

January 15, 2018 / By

Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Various Authors

Parents, you may be in luck. Or maybe not?

A recent study found that teenagers today are delaying taking on adult responsibilities, compared to teens from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

RYSE Festival Showcases Films Tackling Social Justice Issues Through Youth Lens

November 14, 2017 / By

Richmond Pulse, Mitzi Perez | Photo by Diana Diaz

RYSE Youth Center’s third annual film festival on October 28 showcased the works of youth filmmakers, exploring themes dealing with a range of complex issues, including social justice, gender equity and human rights.

Asistencia Monetaria Para Tu Solicitud De Daca

September 25, 2017 / By

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El pasado 22 de septiembre, The California Endowment anunció que comprometerá más de 1 millón de dólares de su fondo Fight for All Fund específicamente para ayudar a los californianos con la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés).

The True Cost of Transitioning

September 22, 2017 / By

By Abel Avalos

When the word transgender comes to mind, some immediately think of Caitlyn Jenner because in recent years, she was thrown into the spotlight for publicly coming out as a transgender woman.