Leah Rosenbaum

Studies show stress from racism affects newborn health

A growing number of scientific studies show that racism experienced by women of color, particularly black women, can affect the health of their future children in many ways. Racism can lead to an increased likelihood of preterm birth and low birth weight, these studies show, and both of these circumstances can increase the likelihood of other health problems throughout a child’s life.

Local millennials head to the polls

Contra Costa County’s youngest voters are heading to the polls for the first time this year—and it’s a heady experience for some, but not all of them.

Park Mural one of Last Projects Funded by Cut Grant Program

Richmond’s Neighborhood Public Arts Mini-Grant Program was designed to make anyone feel like they could be an artist. Yet to the dismay of many who were passionate about the program, it lost all funding in June.