New Hope for Undocumented Students with Deferred Action

News Feature, Iraida Santillan Alejandra was only nine years old when she left Jalisco, Mexico with her mother and younger sister to join their father in the United States. Alejandra’s father was already living in Richmond, CA along with three of her uncles. She crossed the border with a fake birth certificate and once she […]

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Richmond’s Latina Center Supports a Growing Community

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Wearing white caps and gowns, 25 women — ranging from young to middle-aged — pose for photographs in front of a water fountain at San Pablo City Hall. They call their group a sisterhood, born out of a need to speak to others but ultimately enabling them to reach themselves. For […]

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Cantando A Través de las Paredes de la Prisión

Comentario, Sean Shavers Más de 50 personas se reunieron en el centro de detención de inmigración del Condado de West Contra Costa en Richmond el 18 de julio para expresar nuestra solidaridad con los inmigrantes indocumentados que están cautivos ahí. Esta vigilia mensual fue organizada por la Coalición Interreligiosa para los Derechos de los Inmigrantes […]

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Youth React to Chevron Refinery Disaster

First Person, Various, Posted: Aug 10, 2012 On the night of Monday, August 6, residents of Richmond, California were advised to seek shelter indoors due to a series of explosions resulting in a large fire at the Chevron oil refinery, the largest refinery in Northern California. The fire sent billows of black smoke skyward, which rose high enough […]

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Youth and Depression: What to Look For, Where to Go For Help

News Feature, Adrienne Chainey Clinical depression is a very common and very serious occurrence, yet it often goes misunderstood by young people — as well as the adults who care about them. There are many types of depression, including Major Depression, Chronic Depression (or Dysthymia), Bipolar disorder, Manic Depression and many others; all of which […]

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