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?
Let me know below.
June 27, 2022
The victory was announced on Saturday after Cooper's opponent, current Undersheriff Jim Barnes, conceded the race. Cooper wants to focus on issues around homelessness and violence within unhoused communities when he takes office.
California State Parks votes to rename part of Folsom Lake in attempt to inclusively recognize Black gold rush history
June 17, 2022
California State Parks unanimously voted to change the name of Negro Bar, a day-use area at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, to Black Miner’s Bar. The name change is temporary while the board conducts more research into the history of the area.
June 16, 2022
This year’s Juneteenth will be honored throughout the long weekend in many ways across the city.
June 8, 2022
Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney Thien Ho has a strong lead over prosecutor Alana Mathews in Sacramento County’s race for District Attorney.
June 7, 2022
Voters around the Sacramento region dropped off ballots or voted in-person Tuesday, getting their choices in for California's primary election. Here's what some said as they cast their votes.
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.
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.