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Sacramento has long been a hub for immigrants, and the city is one of the state’s most diverse. In many ways, immigrants and people of color have shaped the Sacramento that we live in today. But at the same time, these communities also tend to be areas of disinvestment and ones that are often on the frontlines of gentrification. They’re often overlooked by not just government, but also media.
As CapRadio’s immigration and communities of color reporter, I focus on reporting on these particular groups of people who make up much of the fabric of Sacramento and how they are affected by policy changes at the city level. As a child of immigrants, I feel particularly passionate about giving voice to these issues.
I’d like to hear from you: What stories around these communities do you think we haven’t told yet?
Let me know below.
August 5, 2020
Unhoused African Americans made up a disproportionate number of homeless deaths last year, according to a yearly report from the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness.
August 4, 2020
Experts say concentrating power with one individual can create rapid change, but depending on who’s in office, it can also be dangerous for some neighborhoods.
‘I Want To See It In My Lifetime’: Black Lives Matter Marches To Sacramento Police Headquarters Demanding Reform
August 1, 2020
Organizers say the demonstration is in response to what they feel is a lack of action from city leaders after calls of police social equity reforms.
July 30, 2020
More than 10% of Sacramentans are unemployed and will lose the extra $600 a week in benefits, which could mean not being able to pay rent as the Senate debates a new stimulus plan.
Steinberg Will Modify ‘Strong Mayor’ Plan After City Council Feedback, Criticism From Sacramento Residents
July 28, 2020
Some Sacramento council colleagues offered support, others suggested splitting Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s ballot item into two, and some say the current city governance doesn’t need change.
Opponents To Mayor Steinberg’s ‘Strong Mayor’ Plan Offer Counter-Proposal, Criticize ‘Major Shift In Power'
July 27, 2020
Critics say a vote to give Steinberg more power should be separated from plans to make city policy, budgeting and programs more equitable.
July 23, 2020
The mayor wants more authority to respond to a crisis and to make budget decisions that would benefit racial equality. Some critics are calling his move a ‘power grab.’
Should Sacramento Residents Have More Say Over The City’s Spending? A Look At ‘Participatory Budgeting.’
July 22, 2020
As Sacramento’s Measure U advisory committee asks for more citizen say in how it spends its sales tax revenue, we look at how other cities take on “participatory budgeting.”
July 21, 2020
Experts say this may be because social media can better elevate topics in relation to race, and a historical district between Black communities and organizations in power, such as government agencies and news outlets.
July 16, 2020
CapRadio’s Sarah Mizes-Tan held a conversation with local leaders about how COVID-19 is impacting communities of color, and how residents and community groups are working to find solutions.