EDITOR’S NOTE: A mother struggles to support her three children after her husband is arrested and deported for having no papers.

Juan Ramirez, 38, and Angelica Garcia, 34, migrated from Mexico to the United States in search of a better way of life 18 years ago. And like many undocumented people, they had been [...]

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Video, Sean Shavers, Ann Bassette

Family and friends remember activist, author and composer Fred Jackson at a memorial service at North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church.

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Richmond’s Poverty in Pictures

On September 22, 2011 By

Photo Essay, Karina Guadalupe and Nancy Ybarra

Walking through Central Richmond every day, I can’t help but notice all the garbage around, all the for sell, foreclosed and abandoned houses. I pass by flowers on a corner; there to remember someone who died.  A day doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t ask me for spare change. [...]

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Commentary, Sean Shavers

All my life I’ve been taught to despise the police, and for that matter, any other law enforcement official. I even had a saying: “From the Pigs to the Feds, may they all drop dead.” Now, you could say that was scandalous, wrong and just plain trifling. But I’ve seen the police [...]

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Video, William Haynes

EDITOR’S NOTE: With hundreds of foreclosed homes and empty lots, illegal dumping and crime are hurting Richmond neighborhoods. In response, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) recently held a community meeting at the Nevin Center on September 6th, to hold banks that own these homes accountable.

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News Report, Kia Croom

By a unanimous vote, on July 6, the Richmond City council approved the issuing of Municipal Identification cards to city residents. The cards are designed to promote public safety, foster community pride and support local commerce. The cards will feature a pre-paid debit card function to increase citizens’ access to banking [...]

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