Una Muerte Recontada: Entrevista con el Cineasta Ryan Coogler

Entrevista • Lani Conway, New America Media Nota del Editor: En el Festival de Cine de Sundance, el cineasta Ryan Coogler de 26-años de edad, ganó el Gran Premio del Jurado y el Premio del Público con “Fruitvale”, un drama inspirado en la muerte de la vida real de Oscar Grant por la policía de […]

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Como Ver Lo Positivo de Ser Madres Adolescentes

Reportaje, Tania Pulido Richmond High es una de las únicas escuelas en la ciudad que ofrece un programa para madres adolescentes (Adolescent Parenting Program, APP por sus siglas en inglés). Cada año un nuevo grupo de madres jóvenes están en el programa que dura un año escolar. Cuando yo estaba en la preparatoria, una amiga […]

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Field Poll: Ethnic Voters Support Soda Tax, Obesity Prevention

News Report • Anna Challet, New America Media SAN FRANCISCO — A majority of California voters support taxing sugar-sweetened beverages if those taxes are used for school nutrition and physical education programs, according to the results of a new Field Poll. The survey also revealed that obesity prevention measures like this have greater support among […]

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Love in the Time of Turf Wars

Play Review • Edgardo Cervano-Soto Walking into the theater at El Cerrito High School for RAW Talent’s new stage play, one automatically sensed there were two parallel stories taking place. One story was printed on the admission ticket – “Te’s Harmony”, a modern re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set amid the turf wars of Richmond, […]

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How I Came to Know My History

Commentary, Asani Shakur The history of my ancestors is a rich history. Although Black history, sadly, is marked with the brutality and inhumanity of slavery, I also see tenacity in our history — the will, the passion and the ability to still dream, despite the harsh realities. Our ancestors left guidance for us in the […]

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As Beyoncé Endorses Soda, Youth Warn of the ‘Sugar Zombies’

Press Release • Anna Challet, New America Media Ed. Note: Organized in the fall of 2012, the Soda Sucks anti-advertising campaign, sponsored by New America Media, invited youth from across California to “outsmart the soda advertisers.” Soda Sucks awards were contested in two categories: poster and spoken word/video. Winners shared in a $3200 cash prize. Winning […]

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“Black History Happens Every Day”: A Conversation with Dedan Kimathi Ji Jaga

By April Suwalsky Born “somewhere between city and country” in Danville, Virginia, Dedan Kimathi Ji Jaga, 65, is a positive force in Richmond and a citizen of the world. Documentarian, media producer, cultural commentator, martial artist, family man, veteran, activist, teacher, and global excursionist — he is a formidable presence with a critical perspective, whose […]

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Bringing Richmond’s Black History to Life

Profile, Malcolm Marshall Betty Reid Soskin is our country’s oldest National Park Ranger and one of the most beautiful people I have met in Richmond. I had the pleasure of meeting her recently as she led a bus tour of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. According to […]

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