Race and Equity Reporter
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 Race and Equity reporter, I focus on reporting on racial inequity in Sacramento and the way in which policy unequally impacts historically underserved communities. 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?
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May 19, 2022
The position represents one of the highest law enforcement officers in the region, and is rarely vacated. The two candidates shared why they’re running and what their priorities would be if elected.
After Sacramento’s deadliest mass shooting, officials plan to ask voters to pay for more youth programs
April 26, 2022
While local officials say youth programs may not have prevented the worst mass shooting in Sacramento’s recent history, some argue more funding would build off of pre-pandemic successes.
March 17, 2022
The Clark family will host a march at the California state Capitol Friday to mark four years since Sacramento police shot and killed Stephon Clark in the backyard of his grandmother's home.
February 24, 2022
Throughout the Sacramento region — from the rallygoers at Capitol to Roseville churches to members of the Kings — people of Ukrainian descent and their supporters expressed shock Thursday over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
California State Parks will vote on renaming part of Folsom Lake in attempt to inclusively recognize Black gold rush history
February 24, 2022
Folsom Lake’s Negro Bar area got its name back in the 1840s at a spot where Black miners discovered gold. With California State Parks voting on a change in June, residents are debating the use of a word that has caused harm.
February 15, 2022
The trail’s name means “Gold Mountain” in Cantonese, and is located by a former burial site for Chinese miners at what is now Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.
February 10, 2022
The county is partnering with local author and activist Sandy Holman to host discussions about the Black experience and how racism impacts all aspects of society.
January 25, 2022
The district has appointed civil rights attorney Mark Harris to oversee investigations of racist incidents at Kit Carson Academy and West Campus High School.
The NAACP and Black Lives Matter Sacramento will host a car caravan in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday
January 14, 2022
The physically-distanced event will remember Dr. King’s dream and legacy, and also be held in solidarity with the fight for federal voting rights legislation.
Without guidance from Sacramento county health officials, restaurants take individual approaches to worker safety amid omicron surge
January 13, 2022
Sacramento County announced that they would not be enforcing measures for businesses during this surge. Some Sacramento restaurants have closed for an extended break; others continue indoor dining.