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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
....Read more here.

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.

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.

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Getting the Male Perspective
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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
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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
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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.

 

Improving Dental Care in the U.S.
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From left, Diana Deras Mangaña, Corali Tejada, Henrietta J. Burroughs, Joana Pa’aga and Dr. Yogita Thakur are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on March 28, 2019. See a brief description of the show below.

Did you know that dental care in the U.S. is in a sorry state? You will understand why when you see this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

 

The Impact of Oscar Grant
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From left, Cephus Johnson, also known as Uncle Bobby X, Beatrice X. Johnson, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Minister Keith Muhammad are shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on March 14, 2019. See more details about this show below.

You’ve probably heard about Oscar Grant and his murder on a BART train station platform in 2009. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, we discuss the impact that his death has had on our criminal justice system. See more about this show by clicking here.

Learning about the African Diaspora

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From left, Twum Djin, Henrietta J. Burroughs, and Almaz Negash sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on February 28, 2019. See more details about this show below.

What Ideas do you hold about Africa and those who come from Africa? Are your ideas up-to-date? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta if the ideas you have coincide with reality. Go here to get more details about this show.

 

In Recognition of Black History Month
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From left, Viera Whye, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Khalilah Ramirez sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after the taping of their show discussion on February 14, 2019. See a brief description of the show below.

February is recognized in the U.S. as Black History Month. Why do we celebrate the month and what meaning does it have? Find out on this edition of Talking with Henrietta. Click here to get more information about this show.

Preparing for Flooding During a Drought

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From left, Dennis Parker, Len Materman, Henrietta J. Burroughs and Gary Kremen sit on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion on January 25, 2019. See more information about this show below.

In 2018, back to back storms hit the Bay Area in November and December and brought heavy rains, winds and flooding. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, the show's participants discuss our area's prospects for this year. Find out more about this show here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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