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Favor Fridays: Dominguez Hills Graduate Spreads Love Through Los Angeles

27-year-old Starr Greenfield is a Los Angeles native who graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a Bachelor of Science and a Master Degree in Public Administration. Recently Starr got engaged to her long-time boyfriend who proposed to her the night of her graduation party. In the midst of all the wonderful things happening for her, she still finds time to …

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Los Angeles Model Turned Director, Seeks Funding For Feature Film

Los Angeles, CA–Christina Cooper’s modeling career has allowed her to work with brands such as Reebok, Cristian & Co., Milano, Roberto Cavalli and Victoria Secret Pink. She has been able to walk the red carpet and talk about the news of her many accomplishments at the BET Awards, the ESPY’s and Emmy Awards. She is of Jamaican and Chinese descent. After …

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[Interview]: Mya Whitaker Is Running For Oakland City Council

Oakland, CA–Mya Whitaker, 27, watched her mother obtain two Master Degree’s and a PhD, so she knew early on that education was important. She lived in East Oakland, where she learned she was surrounded by good and bad but that it was her decision to make the choice of how to navigate. After high-school Whitaker attended San Fransisco State University, …

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Los Angeles Artist Diagnosed With Leukemia Finds Inspiration Through Community

For those who are artists and community organizers, their focus most of the time is other people. They are constantly trying to figure out creative ways to inspire and raise consciousness through their advocacy, poetry, art, and writings. Walela is gender non-conforming and uses the pronouns they/them. They are a 24-year-old community organizer and artist, who uses their voice to …

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Women Entrepreneurs: Nae’s Cakes & Catering

Going into business for yourself is always a good idea but also very challenging. This did not stop Nenia Samayoa, however, who understood the risk and rewards of having your own business. After cooking and baking since 2016 she applied for a business license in March for Nae’s Cakes & Catering; which offers custom cakes, dinner plates, and amazing cheesecake …

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Meet Tasneem Nathari: The Creator of Hoodrat Feminist TV

“I want to be known as someone who is creative, smart and about her business.” -Tasneem Nathari via @Hoodratfeminist Instagram. Thanks to the rise of social media Black women and other marginalized groups are finding more creative ways to introduce their narrative to the world. This includes East Orange New Jersey’s very own, Tasneem Nathari. She is a writer, creative, …

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Centro del Pueblo Gathers Enough Signatures For Immigration Sanctuary Ordinance

Centro del Pueblo (CDP) is a local organization that works to offer support to the Latinx community in Humboldt County. Since February, CDP and many of their supporters have been gathering signatures for a sanctuary ordinance proposal for November’s ballot. Humboldt County’s Immigration Sanctuary Ordinance is a measure to ensure that local resources and funds will not be used to …

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College of The Redwood Host First Multicultural Graduation

  The day before their regular commencement, College of The Redwoods hosted their first multicultural graduation–honoring their Native American, Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander and Queer graduates of 2018. The graduation was made possible through the efforts of students and the recently opened Multicultural Center at CR. Over ten students graduated Friday, with plans to transfer to schools they were …

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Recap: Diversity Day At Arcata’s Farmers Market

Arcata’s Farmers Market had an interesting spin last weekend due to the work of two passionate and creative Social Work graduate students at Humboldt State University. Face-painting, books, and representation from various organizations in the local community was mixed in within Arcata’s weekly farmers market for ‘Diversity Day’ on the plaza, hosted by Amy Mathieson and Erin Youngblood-Smith. “I liked …

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