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Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

Feb 7, 2016
Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

By Linda Childers

In the 20 years she’s worked as a hair stylist, Safiyyah Edley has seen many colleagues diagnosed with uterine fibroids and cancer. Yet it wasn’t until she began working at a salon next door to the Los Angeles-based health and wellness advocacy organization, Black Women for Wellness (BWW), that she learned the...

Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

Feb 7, 2016
Beauty Shop Hazards: Potential Toxins in African-American Hair Products

By Linda Childers

In the 20 years she’s worked as a hair stylist, Safiyyah Edley has seen many colleagues diagnosed with uterine fibroids and cancer. Yet it wasn’t until she began working at a salon next door to the Los Angeles-based health and wellness advocacy organization, Black Women for Wellness (BWW), that she learned the...

UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

Feb 7, 2016
UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

 

UC Berkeley, pictured here, along with other campuses in the statewide system, now mandate sexual assault prevention programs for students. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

By Jessica Portner

Chrissy Keenan was sexually assaulted when she was 17. Now 22, and in her fourth year at UCLA, Keenan has devoted her college years to doing everything she...

UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

Feb 7, 2016
UC Campuses Step Up Sex Assault Prevention

 

UC Berkeley, pictured here, along with other campuses in the statewide system, now mandate sexual assault prevention programs for students. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images).

By Jessica Portner

Chrissy Keenan was sexually assaulted when she was 17. Now 22, and in her fourth year at UCLA, Keenan has devoted her college years to doing everything she...

It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

Jan 22, 2016
It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

After a dramatic transformation, Pogo Park in Richmond is once again a place for kids to play. Photo courtesy of Pogo Park.

By Linda Childers

When Toody Maher first moved to Richmond, she was dismayed to see how many of the city’s parks were in shambles. Local residents described the parks as being “dirty, dull...

It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

Jan 22, 2016
It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

After a dramatic transformation, Pogo Park in Richmond is once again a place for kids to play. Photo courtesy of Pogo Park.

By Linda Childers

When Toody Maher first moved to Richmond, she was dismayed to see how many of the city’s parks were in shambles. Local residents described the parks as being “dirty, dull...

It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

Jan 22, 2016
It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

After a dramatic transformation, Pogo Park in Richmond is once again a place for kids to play. Photo courtesy of Pogo Park.

By Linda Childers

When Toody Maher first moved to Richmond, she was dismayed to see how many of the city’s parks were in shambles. Local residents described the parks as being “dirty, dull...

It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

Jan 22, 2016
It Takes a Village: Toody Maher Works With Richmond Families to Transform City Parks

After a dramatic transformation, Pogo Park in Richmond is once again a place for kids to play. Photo courtesy of Pogo Park.

By Linda Childers

When Toody Maher first moved to Richmond, she was dismayed to see how many of the city’s parks were in shambles. Local residents described the parks as being “dirty, dull...

Universities Lack Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence

Jan 17, 2016
Universities Lack Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence

By Lily Dayton

Studies have found that the prevalence of domestic violence and dating violence among college students is on par with the number of female college students who’ve experienced sexual assault. “About 21 percent of college students report they are experiencing violence from a current partner,” says Jessica Merrill, communications manager for California Partnership...

Universities Lack Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence

Jan 17, 2016
Universities Lack Guidelines for Responding to Domestic Violence

By Lily Dayton

Studies have found that the prevalence of domestic violence and dating violence among college students is on par with the number of female college students who’ve experienced sexual assault. “About 21 percent of college students report they are experiencing violence from a current partner,” says Jessica Merrill, communications manager for California Partnership...

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