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McFarland Family Shows Up To 15-Month Vigil For David Josiah Lawson

Arcata, CA–Yesterday’s vigil in front of Arcata’s City Hall was somber. About 25 people gathered and although people wore feelings of sorrow on their faces, it could also be felt in the air. The Eureka chapter of the NAACP along with concerned community members, continue to hold and attend vigils every month for David Josiah Lawson. Lawson, 19, was a …

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Families Belong Together: Humboldt County Latinx Community Holds Powerful Demonstration

Eureka, CA–Over a thousand Humboldt County residents gathered in Eureka yesterday morning to protest the Trump administrations policy of detaining and separating migrant children from their parents. Similar protest happened in various cities across the U.S, including Washington, D.C, where influential celebrity guest such as Alicia Keys and America Ferrara delivered speeches. Although no celebrity guest were present in Eureka, …

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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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Local Community Attends 48th Annual Soul Food Dinner Hosted By Eureka NAACP

Various NAACP members filled the Eureka Women’s Club kitchen yesterday, keeping food warm and passing out plates to those who were in attendance. The Eureka chapter of the NAACP was hosting their 48th-annual Soul Food Dinner and provided a full meal that included fried chicken, greens, cornbread, macaroni & cheese, sweet potatoes and dessert. “Almost the same people who cooked …

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