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November election period opens for write-in candidates
Is there anyone, whom you’d like to see on the November 6, 2018 ballot, who hasn't filed to run? If there is someone you’d like to see as a candidate, who now isn’t, let them know that, as of September 10, 2018, they can file as a write-in candidate....Read more here.

East Palo Alto will soon seek a new city manager
Carlos Martinez, East Palo Alto’s current city manager is slated to leave his position with the city to become the city manager of Richmond, CA, starting on November 1, 2018....Read more here.

Ethnic media leaders to secretary of commerce- withdraw citizenship question from 2020 census
The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking public comments on its 2020 Census plan, which includes a citizenship question on the census form all households must answer....Read more here.

Candidates can now file to run in the November 2018 statewide general election
If you and/or someone you know are interested in running for office in the election this November, now is the best time and the only time to file as a candidate....Read more here.

Experience diversity and entertainment at the Presidio of San Francisco
Do you know of any agencies that get federal recognition for their environmental programs and, at the same time, offer programs that celebrate cultural diversity?....Read more here.

Lack of diversity? Add role models
It might feel more comfortable to work with people who are – more or less – just like you, but study after study has shown that’s not the best way to do business....Read more here.

Big voting changes in 2018 for East Palo Alto residents
East Palo Alto voters will face some big changes in the upcoming June 5 election....Read more here.

Two East Palo Alto leaders honored at Breakfast of Champions
For the past 33 years, JobTrain has held an annual breakfast to recognize one individual and one organization from the East Palo Alto community for making a positive impact in the community....Read more here.

East Palo Alto school district responds to its critics
The Ravenswood City School District is again mired in controversy, with planned boycotts and other forms of protests. On Wednesday, April 25, the district superintendent broke her silence....To see what she had to say, click here

Save 2020 census -"Stand up and be counted" advocates urge
The best response to White House efforts to disenfranchise ethnic communities is for them to stand up and be counted in the upcoming 2020 census, a wide spectrum of experts and civil rights advocates agrees...Read more here.

Suspect arrested in Palo Alto for East Palo Alto shootings
A 65-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man were shot at in different parts of East Palo Alto this week.  The shootings, which occurred on Monday, March 26, appear to have been unprovoked ....Read more here.

Sizing up immigrant rights - best hope in ballot box
Less than two weeks after the Trump administration’s arbitrary deadline for Congress to take action on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) came and went with no solution, four veterans of the immigrant rights movement agreed that the outlook is bleak and the challenges are significant....Click here to read more.

Immigrant rights activists see turning point for all Americans
Warning that the country is heading down a white nationalist, nativist path, four immigrant rights advocates issued a call to action just hours before the U.S. Senate rejected all four proposals to change U.S. immigration policy, and a second federal court found the president’s “Muslim ban” unconstitutional.... Read more by clicking here.

Local dentist gives the homeless something to smile about
Would you vote for a president without teeth?  Can you imagine Barack Obama becoming the president of the United States without teeth? What comes to your mind when you meet somebody without a front tooth?.... Read more by clicking here.

California homeowners are eligible for $178 million in free mortgage assistance
In 2010, when Californians were reeling from the collapse of the housing market, President Obama created the Hardest Hit Fund to prevent foreclosures in the eighteen states most impacted by the housing market downturn....Read more by clicking here.

Deadline looms for scam victims to get money back from Western Union
If you, a friend or a relative were scammed by a con artist into sending hard-earned money by a Western Union wire transfer, there is a real chance of getting that money back -- but only if you act quickly....Read more by clicking here.

 

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Looking at the Role of Churches

Photo from discussion on the role of churches
From left, Patricia Lopez, David Swift, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Anita Blount sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on August 9, 2018. See more information about this show below.

In addition to spreading their ideas about God and morality, what are churches doing to address some of the problems that our communities face? We discuss this question on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Find out more about this show here.

 

How You Can Own A Small Business

From left, Naomi Echols, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Crystal Rasmussen are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on July 26, 2018. For more information on this show, see below.

Did you know that small businesses employ nearly half of this country’s workforce? Have you thought of owning a small business? Find out how you can on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

 

Collaborating to Help the Community
Photo from show discussion about agency collaborations
From left, Kirsten Andrews-Schwind, Joaquin Narvaez, Henrietta J. Burroughs, and Violet Saena sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on July 12, 2018. See more information about this show below.

What can homeowners do when their houses need major repairs and they can't afford to pay the bill? We provide some answers on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Find out more by clicking here.

 

Looking at the New U.S. Travel Ban
Photo from show on travel ban
From left, Samina Sundas and Henrietta J. Burroughs are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show during the taping of their show discussion on June 28, 2018. See a brief description of the show below.

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down some surprising legal decisions in June that pleased some and upset others. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, the show's participants discuss one of those decisions in depth. Click here to get more information about this show.


Where Are the Jobs?
Where Are the Jobs show photo
From left, Steven E. Schmidbauer, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Ruben Avelar are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on June 14, 2018. See more details below.

Each day we hear that the economy is doing very well and unemployment is down. So, what’s the problem? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more about this show by clicking here.

Big Changes Are Taking Place in the Election Process
Photo from June 5 2018 election discussion
From left, Shannon Bushey, Henrietta J. Burroughs, and Jim Irizarry sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on May 24, 2018. See a brief description of the show below.

Elections come and go, but the June 5, 2018 Primary Election is different. Find out how different on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

Leading the Charge for Social Justice
Participants on show on youth activism
From left, Valeria Ojeda, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Heleine Grewe sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on May 10, 2018. See a brief description of the show below.

Are young people in our country today as involved in social issues as they were in past decades? See what two young women say on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

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