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Photography by Ryan Angel Meza

weathering the pandemic

Weathering the Pandemic

In spring 2020, we witnessed a shift in the atmosphere as the pulse of Sacramento cease—venues closed, education and after-school programs halted, businesses boarded up and whole streets took on ghostly qualities. To some,...
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The Observer

In February and March, The Observer newspaper ran a series called “Sistahs on the Frontlines.” In these stories, 19 Black women were showcased in their roles supporting and advocating for the Black community. The...
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Artist Lin Fei Fei

As an artist, she paints as a way to understand humanity and the complexities that haunt us all as individuals across cultures. Through shades of dark charcoals and strokes of soft whites, the shapes...
kate washington

Who Cares – An Interview with a Caregiver

Writer Kate Washington was a 42-year-old with a bustling freelance career and two young daughters when her husband, Brad Buchanan, was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma that set off a series of...
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Sacramento 100

Now that we're into 2021, it's with a sense of cautious optimism that life may finally return to normal in the coming months. Or should we call it the New Normal? There is no...
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On a Mission

On a cloudless summer morning, a group of adults huddled in the back corner of a bustling coffee shop in Sacramento’s Curtis Park neighborhood, lattes and notepads sprawled out on the table before them....