Press Release, Mitchell Kapor Foundation

OAKLAND, CA (Thursday, May 10, 2012) – African American young men from the San Francisco Bay Area who are graduating from high school and heading to college will take center stage June 3 at a unique graduation ceremony aimed at celebrating and amplifying their achievements.

The event is part of […]

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News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Poetry, in its fragile beauty and crackling roughness, was fully embodied last Sunday night courtesy of RAW Talent, as the poets performed their first spoken word play, “From the Pen to the Page: This is my Redemption” at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts. Within the last year, RAW Talent […]

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Q n A, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nyabingha McDowell, 15, began performing spoken word over a year ago with one of Richmond’s most exciting artist groups, RAW Talent. After two years of poetry slammin’, Nya was named the Bay Area Champion at the YouthSpeaks Grand Slam Championship in San Francisco on April 27. Nya […]

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News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

First grade student Nohemi Pizana bowed at the end of the recital, her violet cardboard cello beside her. The audience applauded, but not only for her. Nohemi was joined by 57 of her classmates at Downer Elementary on April 27 for their first classical music recital – the showcase involved no […]

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News Report, Todd Spencer

Committing to do community service without compensation may seem undesirable to some, but to others, donating time for a just cause can be rewarding. And in fact, volunteers are responsible for some of the most important work that takes place in any community, which is why City of Richmond mayor Gayle […]

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Commentary, Iraida Santillan

The possibility of a citywide soda tax is causing a debate among our residents. The tax is meant to address the human and economic factors that cause obesity – especially in children – and dental disease, both of which are prevalent in Richmond. The money made from the soda tax would […]

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