Richmond y Chevron: Una Historia de Amor y Odio

Por Edgardo Cervano-Soto Por más de 100 años, las historias de Richmond y Chevron han sido entrelazadas, a medida que a veces parecen como reflejos el uno del otro – hermanos rivales que comparten el mismo ADN pero no pueden dejar de pelear. El pasado verano, la relación se volvió tensa, una vez más, debido […]

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‘Ban the Box’ Expands in Richmond

by RP Editors The Richmond City Council voted 6 to 1 to prohibit private contractors that do business with the city from inquiring about past criminal convictions on printed and on-line job applications. The new ordinance expands on a 2011 law that removed the question about past criminal convictions from city job applications. Exemptions will […]

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You Can’t Expect Justice From the System If You’re Black

Blog, Keyannie Norford When George Zimmerman was found not guilty and acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I was shocked. It completely confused me because this man followed an unarmed teenager, who was simply walking home to his family. Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin after being advised by a 911 dispatcher […]

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When Racial Profiling Cuts Both Ways

Commentary, Malcolm Marshall The case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin has brought the topic of racial profiling to the front and center of our public discourse. Most often, the stories we tell and hear are those of black or brown people being confronted simply because of the way we look — getting pulled over […]

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For The Colored Boys in The Black Hoodies

By Monet Boyd, 16 The first time I found out that “justice” was just a word was about three days ago. I was sitting on my couch when my friend sent me a text that said, “Monet, you won’t believe this…” I could not even text back because I knew what she was talking about. […]

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Q&A: Where Did Prosecution Go Wrong in Zimmerman Trial?

Interview, Dr. Joseph Marshall / Street Soldiers Radio Posted: Jul 16, 2013 Editor’s Note: In an excerpt from an interview with Street Soldiers radio host Dr. Joseph Marshall, Oakland-based civil rights attorney John Burris discusses the recent not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder case. Burris is the attorney who represented the […]

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