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California now has one of the strongest police-use-of- force laws in the country
Today Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law one of the strongest measures in the country intended to deter police officers from killing civilians while pursuing criminal suspects.... Click here to read more.

A win for racial equality: Governor signs bill banning discrimination in court damages awards
Thanks to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature, California took a step to ensure that courts can’t systematically decide that the life of a white person is worth more money than that of an African American or Latino....Read more here.

Sick of gerrymandering? Join California's redistricting commission
California is looking for new commissioners to draw its redistricting maps, the maps that define who votes for California’s representatives in Congress, its state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization members....Read more here.

Looking for short term work? --2020 Census may want you
The Census Bureau has said it expects to hire about a half-million people nationwide to help in its all-important counting of everybody living in the United States, something the government has done every 10 years since 1790.
....Read more here.

Meeting the needs of East Palo Alto's 'hidden population'
Pacific Islanders make up almost 10% of the community and have immigration issues that are similar to those of many other immigrants in our local communitiesm
....Read more here.

City residents share their vision for East Palo Alto's future
Markers and blank name tags sit on the tables inside the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA’s community room
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Politicizing the 2020 Census: Should the U.S. Citizenship Question be added?
Is this person a citizen of the United States? It’s a simple enough question. But, it’s a controversial question that the Trump administration would like to put in the 2020 Census....Click here to read more.

East Palo Alto loses a well-known activist and former mayor
On Sunday, January 20, 2019, the East Palo Alto community lost one of its longtime, influential residents, Mrs. Gertrude Dyer-Wilks. The announcement of Mrs. Wilks' death was made by her granddaughter, LaPria Wilks, who issued the following statement.... Read more by clicking here.

Upcoming event: Amplifying Africa's Growth in 2019:the African Diaspora Network Investment Symposium
In a 3-day Silicon Valley summit this month, change makers, investment experts, entrepreneurs and thought leaders will highlight the role of the African diaspora to aid in amplifying the continent’s growth and abundance in key sectors in 2019.... Read more by clicking here.

A flu vaccination could save your life
Did you get your flu shot? If not, it’s not too late and according to the Center for Disease Control(CDC) its critical that you do so. In fact, CDC officials are urging flu shots for everyone over 6 months....Read more by clicking here.

Census confidentiality concerns worry activists
As the Census Bureau prepares for its 2020 count, concerns about new plans to question respondents about their citizenship status have taken center stage...Read more by clicking here.

Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
Write one food off of your Thanksgiving menu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a food safety alert advising U.S. consumers to throw away, without eating, all of their romaine lettuce....Read more by clicking here.

Don't use gift cards to pay for scams
EGift cards -- prepaid credit-card-like financial instruments -- are for gifts. Just ask the government....Read more by clicking here.

Double homicide occurs in East Palo Alto
East Palo Alto police officials announced over the weekend that two people were shot to death and two others were seriously wounded on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The shooting took place at approximately 2:44 a.m. in the 2500 block of Pulgas Avenue. Read more here.

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.

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Addressing Local Transportation and Mobility Issues
Sow on transportation and mobility issues
From left, Susan Barnes snd Henrietta J. Burroughs are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on August 8, 2019. See additional details below.

Do you know what a transportation and mobility study includes and why it is important? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show here.

 

E-cigarettes - Helpful or Harmful?
Photo of guests on show on E-cigarettes
From left, Craig Wingate, Sherinda Bryant, Shawneece Stevenson, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Aniya Majors, Lisa Tealer and Gregg Zaire are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on Thursday, July 25, 2019. See more details about this show below.

To vape or not to vape that is the question? Why is it the question? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. See more about this show by clicking here.

 

Working with Local Governments
Photo of Jerry Chang and Henrietta J. Burroughs
From left, Jerry Chang and Henrietta J. Burroughs sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on July 11, 2019. See a brief description of the show below.

Did you know that there are nonprofit organizations that help design policies for local governments? Find out more about them on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

How Nonprofits Provide Community Services
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From left, Karin L. Burns, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Joaquin Narvaez and Gloria Flores-Garcia sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on June 27, 2019. See a brief description of the show below.

Can one nonprofit organization successfully provide a variety of different services in several different communities? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show by clicking here.

 

Two Cities Address Major Challenges

Two cities address challenges
From left, Palo Alto Mayor Eric Filseth, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Menlo Park Mayor Pro Tem Cecilia Taylor sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on June 13, 2019. See more information about this show below.

There are major problems facing our cities that affect the quality of our life? But, which of these challenges have several local cities put on their priority list to solve?  On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, two local council members discuss their city's priorities. Find out more about this show here.

 

Getting the Male Perspective
Photo from show discussion on the male perspective

From left, JT Faraji, Richard Perez, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Cephus (Uncle Bobby X) Johnson are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on May 23, 2019. For more information on this show, see below.

Whenever there is a victim of a police shooting, we many times hear from the female relatives of the victim, but what do the male relatives have to say? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here for more information about this show.

 

Violence in Personal Relationships
Photo from show o violence in personal relationships
From left, Lynn Schuette, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Colsaria Henderson sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their discussion on May 9, 2018. Get more details about this show below.

More and more attention is being given to the level of domestic violence in our country. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, we discuss why the incidences of domestic violence are getting the attention they're receiving and what is being done to stop their occurrence. Find out more about this show discussion here.

 

The Value of Youth Leadership Training Programs
TV discussion with Public Allies
From left, Alamoni Afungia, Edgar Tenorio, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Lea Bolosan and Srishti Prabha are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on April 11, 2019. See more about the show below.

Do youth leadership training programs live up to their goal of training leaders? Four future leaders discuss this topic on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Get more information about this show by clicking here.

 


 

 

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