Seeing the Positive in Being a Teen Mom

News Feature, Tania Pulido Richmond High is one of the few schools in the city that offers an Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) for teen mothers; and every year, a new wave of young moms attends the yearlong program. Back when I was in high school, a friend once told me she was on the waiting […]

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Ahora es el Momento: Los Medios de Comunicación Étnicos Piden Una Reforma Migratoria en el 2013

Ahora es el Momento: Los Medios de Comunicación Étnicos Piden Una Reforma Migratoria en el 2013 Nota Editorial: Este editorial fue producido en colaboración con New America Media (http://www.newamericamedia.org), una asociación nacional de medios étnicos, y fue publicado por medios étnicos a través del país para llamar atención a la urgencia de una reforma migratoria. […]

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The Time Is Now: Ethnic Media Call for Immigration Reform in 2013

Editor’s Note: This editorial was produced in association with New America Media (http://www.newamericamedia.org), a national association of ethnic media, and was published by ethnic media across the country to bring attention to the urgency of immigration reform. The White House and Congress must move quickly to enact just and humane comprehensive immigration reform. In the […]

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The Tooth Gap for California’s Kids – It’s Widening

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media Over half of California’s children will soon have access to dental care because of the Affordable Care Act. The problem, according to a recent report, is that not enough dentists are willing to treat them. “In Alturas, none of the dentists take Medi-Cal,” says resident Christa Perry, […]

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Taking Anti-Violence Message From Bay Area Streets to the White House

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a transcript of a conversation that took place on Street Soldiers Radio between Dr. Joseph Marshall, co-founder and Executive Director of Omega Boys Club of San Francisco and Reverend Michael McBride of The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley. Reverend McBride is also Director of the Lifelines to Healing Campaign, […]

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Urban Tilth’s MLK Day of Service Showcases Richmond’s Green Thumb

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Teams of volunteers in white MLK t-shirts pushed wheelbarrows of compost and struck the ground with shovels for Urban Tilth’s 6th Annual MLK Day of National Service at the Richmond Greenway. Stretching from 6th Avenue to Harbour Way, the Richmond Greenway was host to multiple green projects and activities. By 9am, […]

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Q&A: Byron Hurt and the Dish on ‘Soul Food Junkies’

Question & Answer, Malcolm Marshall Ed. Note: Writer, activist, lecturer and filmmaker Byron Hurt takes on tough subjects for the right reasons. His previous film “Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” explored the world of Hip-hop and music videos, and its affect on ideas of masculinity among youth and the black community. In his latest documentary, “Soul […]

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FCC Says Cost of Prison Phone Calls Too High

FCC Says Cost of Prison Phone Calls Too High Black America Web, News Report, Candace Bagwell Experiencing life while a loved one is imprisoned can strain your emotions and relationships, but it shouldn’t strain your pocketbook. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) found that the cost of phone calls from incarcerated friends and family members is […]

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GO FISH

Park It column by Ned MacKay, East Bay Regional Park District It looks like this is a great time to go fishing in East Bay Regional Park District lakes, and here’s why: the park district has just planted more rainbow trout than ever before. In December the district added a total of 23,000 pounds of […]

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