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Aaricka Washington

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Aaricka Washington is a freelance reporter who primarily writes about education. She has published work in The New York Times, Time Magazine and PBS NewsHour among other news publications. Even though she's lived all over the country, South Central L.A. will always have her heart.

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Students Fight for Holistic Mental Health Support in California High Schools

During the pandemic, Black and Latino youth noticed an increase in mental health issues among their peers. Members of the ACLU's SoCal youth branch took action, advocating for holistic mental health solutions in schools.
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