Wired In: Untangling Digital Literacy, Advocacy and Lady Gaga

Wired In is a series of daily reflections from Richmond Pulse reporter Edgardo Cervano-Soto on his participation in Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation launch at Harvard University and The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities campaign. February, 27, 2012-Day 1: Downtown Los Angeles When I first learned I would be attending the launch of Lady […]

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Suspensions at Richmond High Plummet

News Report, Donny Lumpkins and Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Feb 28, 2012 By this time last year Richmond High had recorded close to 500 suspensions. This year the school, which caters to one of the poorest and most underserved student populations in the Bay Area, has halved that number through an approach inspired by the Restorative […]

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Making Waves of Peace In Richmond’s Neighborhoods

News Report, Robert Rogers | Richmond Confidential George Mitchell stood in front of the mic, glanced at his notes, and let fly. It’s not always easy for Richmond’s young people like Mitchell to express their feelings and their fears, especially to their peers. But Mitchell was bold, thanks in part to the supportive audience, and […]

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Reclaiming Richmond Part 1

Video, Sean Shavers, Malcolm Marshall In the first of a series of stories, Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers explores the history and impact of turf violence in Richmond, CA. Featuring Joe McCoy, Khalid Elahi, Donta Clark, D’Vondre Woodards, Andres Soto and more.

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Why Jeremy Lin Matters: Asian Male Image in the Media

New America Media, Commentary, Ky Phong Paul Tran, Posted: Feb 17, 2012 Pop culture traditionally has painted Asians as awkward, unathletic and never the leading man, like Long Duk Dong from a 1980s film. In just a week, Lin has shattered the stereotype. Since he burst into the national consciousness just a week ago, basketball […]

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Massage Therapy Offers Path to Self Healing

Commentary, Taisa Grant I am a firm believer that we are all healers. Every person possesses the ability and has been given the tools necessary to heal themselves and others. This way of thinking led me down the path of becoming a doula, which in turn led me to massage therapy — a form of […]

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Are We Married to Facebook for Life?

Editor’s Note: Young people in the San Francisco Bay Area write about how they see their future with the regional Internet giant Facebook. Molly Raynor, 27, Richmond I am a 27-year-old transplant from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I run a creative arts program in Richmond, California, live with my best friend in Oakland and have a […]

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Are We Married to Facebook for Life?

Editor’s Note: Young people in the San Francisco Bay Area write about how they see their future with the regional Internet giant Facebook. Molly Raynor, 27, Richmond I am a 27-year-old transplant from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I run a creative arts program in Richmond, California, live with my best friend in Oakland and have a […]

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