News Report, Malcolm Marshall

Editor’s note: Richmond is now ground zero for the debate over how to reduce soda consumption, with a one-cent per-ounce tax increase to appear on the ballot in November. Residents are divided. Some contend the tax will contribute to lower rates of obesity, others that it is simply a means to raising […]

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News Feature, Monica Quesada

Caleb Monteiro, 6, was the only one in the lane at the pool, kicking away on his back. He swam for 30 minutes and today he did a great job.

“She said I’m on fire,” said Caleb with a big smile repeating his coach’s comment.

Every week, four times a week, […]

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Youth Talent Show

On June 27, 2012 By

Youth Talent Show


 Friday, June 29, 2012

Nevin Park and Community Center       598 Nevin Ave. – Richmond

Categories: Dancers, Musicians, Singers and Rappers, Spoken Word

Age groups: High School, Middle School and Elementary School ; Other

Try-outs will be held at […]

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Q n A with Jovanka Beckles

On June 22, 2012 By

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jovanka Beckles is a Richmond city councilmember who also works full-time as a mental health specialist for Contra Costa County. She was born in Panama City, where she grew up in a bilingual, multicultural household. Her parents moved to the Unites States in1972, and she has lived in Richmond for the last 10 […]

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New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah

WASHINGTON – In a nation facing unprecedented levels of obesity, efforts by health advocates to make soda Public Enemy Number One are gaining traction. But marketers of the sugary drink still have to figure out how to sell it.

The way the drink is being marketed, even […]

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Last month, D’vondre Woodwards, a 23-year-old man from North Richmond, decided to go eat a hot dog at Casper’s in Central Richmond. As he sat outside the restaurant eating his chili dog, another young man approached him and asked what he was doing “just sitting right there.”

“This is our city,” Woodwards remembered saying. “I’m […]

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