A Prom Day in the Life

First Person, Iraida Santillan • Video, Ann Bassette Prom came ridiculously fast this year. I’d felt like I had all the time in the world to prepare, until I found myself with only two and a half weeks to go before the dance, and I had nothing: no dress, no shoes or accessories, not even […]

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Why I Joined ‘The Ride of Silence’ – A Cyclists Story

First Person, Najari Smith Last March I was riding from Richmond to San Leandro on a freestyle bike, on the way to boxing practice. Traveling through rush hour traffic, I was being extra cautious. Nevertheless, a white SUV honked at me from behind. At first I ignored it and kept my pace. But as the […]

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Finding Innovation, Inspiration and Hope in Washington, D.C.

Editor’s note: Last month, Richmond Pulse contributor Yasmine Elsafy traveled to Washington, D.C., as a member of a youth delegation sponsored by The California Endowment, a private health foundation. The purpose of their trip was to gain a broader understanding of how government works, and to learn about advances in education technology. On my first […]

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Protesters Target Excessive Phone Rates for Immigrant Detainees

News Report • Donny Lumpkins and Peter Schurmann • Richmond Pulse/New America Media RICHMOND, Calif. – At the West County Detention Facility, inmates can pay upwards of $20 for a five-minute phone call to friends, relatives or lawyers. While the high rates are a cash cow for the prison, for detainees they have become a […]

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Bike To Work Day 2013

Photo Essay • Richmond Health and Environment On Thursday, May 9th, nearly 400 Richmond riders joined the entire East Bay for the 19th annual Bike To Work Day. The City of Richmond partnered with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, 511 Contra Costa, Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, SunPower, the Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Rich […]

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