Poverty Rate Holding Steady, But Fewer Children Uninsured

News Report, Anna Challet |New America Media While poverty remains at historically high levels, the percentage of people in the United States – especially children – who lack health insurance is declining, according to new data released by the Census Bureau. “The big changes are in health insurance,” said David S. Johnson, the chief of […]

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Richmond Sigue Adelante con un Plan Primero en la Nación para Apoderarse de Hipotecas Sobrevaloradas

Reportaje, Anna Challet Richmond seguirá adelante con sus planes para apoderarse de hipotecas sobrevaloradas usando el derecho de expropiación, haciendo más crucial un caso que probará si una ciudad puede enfrentar a Wall Street y rescatar a los propietarios en problemas por su propia cuenta. “La Ciudad de Richmond y nuestros residentes se han visto […]

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Healthy Richmond Initiative Launches Website

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto There’s a 21st Century saying that goes, “if you don’t exist in social media…you don’t exist!” That hasn’t necessarily been a problem for the Healthy Richmond Initiative, which nevertheless stands to gain some good visibility after their launch this month of a new website, healthyrichmond.net. The site is a one-stop shop […]

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Remembering the Four Little Girls

Blog, Monet Boyd It was Sunday morning, September 15, 1963 and the roaring sound of dynamite rang through Birmingham, Alabama, coming from the 16th Street Baptist Church. A fourteen year old boy named William Bell heard it from 3 miles away. William’s father rushed into the car with his family and went to the church to […]

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Annual Summer Event Encourages Youth to RYSE Up

Photo Essay, Luis Cubas 
It was a beautiful, sunny day, and the rhythm of the music was perfect, along with the scent of food being cooked. For the fourth consecutive August, the RYSE Center, a nonprofit youth center in Richmond, organized its own Summer Jam, an event that features live music, a basketball tournament and […]

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El Rincón de Khalid – September 2013

Sabiduria de un Líder Comunitario, Khalid Elahi Nunca conocí el valor completo de la vida hasta que perdí a mi amigo más cercano a la brutalidad de una arma en 1991. Vi los efectos que su muerte tuvo en su familia entera y las metas que nunca cumpliría. Me hizo realmente entender el verdadero significado […]

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En un Condado Plagado por el Asma, un Paso Hacia la Prevención

Reportaje, Malcolm Marshall La estudiante de último año en Richmond High School Maribel Navarro recuerda lo que se siente tener que ir a la sala de emergencia cada vez que tenía un ataque de asma, lo que solía ser seguido. “Cuando era pequeña, mi asma era muy fuerte. Iba al hospital en medio de la […]

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