Posts Tagged as "central valley"

Where Are the Openly Gay Rappers in Hip-Hop?

October 30, 2015 / By
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There’s plenty of queer MCs in the underground. I listen to artists like Cakes Da Killa and Kevin Jz Prodigy, both amazing rappers who happen to be queer. There are countless others like Mykki Blanco, Stose, Chapman, Big Freedia and many more. Maybe if more people reach out and support the LGBT artists who exist below the mainstream, the powers that be will take notice and finally give gay rappers the shine they have earned. Hip-hop is ready for a gay rapper.

‘Tour Against Trafficking’ Passes Through Merced

October 20, 2015 / By
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According to a 2012 report by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, ‘The State of Human Trafficking in California,’ from 2010 to 2012, 1, 277 victims of human trafficking were identified statewide. In the Central Valley, the Central Valley Justice Coalitions reported rescuing over 130 victims between 2009 and 2013.

From White Marble to Brown Dirt

October 16, 2015 / By
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Attending GWU is a privilege, but adapting to a campus life has been a challenge. Working in the nursery, while I was the only college student there, everyone I saw at least looked like me, or like they could be an uncle or even a grandparent. GWU couldn’t be more different. Students here come from all over the world. Nearly 10 percent are international, more than the total number of Latino students enrolled in the entire school. And as far as I know, I am the only student from the Central Valley.

‘My Health Shouldn’t Have a Price Tag’ — DACA Youth Turned Away From Medi-Cal

September 28, 2015 / By
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Photo courtesy of the Fernandez family.  Story by Miguel Bibanco for The kNOw Youth Media. FRESNO, Calif.

It Feels Like There’s Not Enough Oxygen In The Air

September 22, 2015 / By
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Even after the smoke is seemingly gone from the air, I am still not breathing well. My head still throbs and my inhaler does little for the pain. For the past few days it’s been like there’s not enough oxygen in the air. I feel like I'm walking around with a heavy cloth over my face preventing me from breathing.