Toxic Triangle: 3 Bay Area Communities Teaming Up to Fight Pollution

EDITOR’S NOTE: Representatives from three Bay Area communities that are disproportionately affected by pollution met recently to discuss how to join forces in the fight for cleaner air and neighborhoods. The new Toxic Triangle Coalition, founded by the Reverend Dr. Daniel Buford of the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, includes Richmond, Oakland, and San Francisco’s Bayview Hunter’s Point district. (Shown above: Bayview resident Marie Harrison)

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Job Fair Draws Hopeful Crowd in Hard-Hit Richmond

MP3 RICHMOND, Calif.—Rosie Esparza has been out of work for over a year and a half. The 33-year-old mother was laid off from her job as a pharmacy tech and hasn’t been able to find another job in her field. When she first lost her job, she collected unemployment benefits. She’s now on CalWORKs, the […]

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After Church Shooting, New Worshippers Drawn Into Congregation

Richmond Pulse, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: Nov 16, 2010 Months after the city of Richmond was shocked by a brazen shooting in the middle of a church service, the congregation at New Gethsemane Church of God and Christ has pulled together and grown. Sean Shavers is a content producer at YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia. Revisiting Richmond’s […]

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Riding the Green Wave—Q&A with Richmond CA Mayor Gayle McLaughlin

EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier this month, unions representing Richmond, Calif., police and firefighters unleashed a series of vicious attacks against Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, a Green Party member who is running for a second term. The attacks focused on her bankruptcy filing shortly before she ran for City Council in 2004 and her admission that she had […]

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Getting High—and Clean—in Richmond, CA

Markesia Huey spent over a decade as a drug addict on the streets of Richmond, Calif., but after prison, she couldn’t get clean in her hometown. Richmond Pulse is a project of New America Media focusing on health and community coverage in the city of Richmond. The project is supported by The California Endowment.

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