Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips

Five Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips by Enitan Bereola Ed Note:  Enitan Bereola II is the author of, “BEREOLAESQUE: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate.” His new book, “GENTLEWOMAN,” will be released in December. Here, Bereola offers five etiquette tips for the Thanksgiving holiday. 1. The people that offer the least expect the […]

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Soon-to-Be Parents Get What They Need at Resource Fair

News Feature, Chanelle Ignant The gymnasium at Lavonya DeJean Middle School gave new meaning to the phrase “multi-purpose” last Saturday, when it was transformed into a baby shower venue for scores of expecting parents and their family members. The second annual Family Resource Fair, sponsored by 4 Richmond and West County Baby Committee, was held […]

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Op-ed: Where’s the ENDA Celebration?

BY DANIEL ZINGALE Four months after the greatest Supreme Court victory for LGBT Americans in history, we won our greatest legislative victory in the United States Senate: passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would make it illegal to fire someone for no other reason than being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. There was one […]

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Vigil Honors Memory of Fallen Southeast Asian Community Members

Photo Essay, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Gwai Boonkeut wore a white t-shirt, emblazoned with an image of his deceased daughter, Chan Boonkeut, holding a rose. Her murder, he told a group of community members, was the undoing of his immigrant family, the failure of their American Dream. If there is anything positive to be taken from Chan’s […]

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At San Quentin, Reflections on Personal Space

by Pendarvis Harshaw SAN QUENTIN — As I walk down the hill, beyond the blind curve, “the yard” reveals itself. I walk past groups of men congregated around tables. There are more inmates over on the running track, and about another dozen on the basketball courts. Men play catch on a baseball field in the […]

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RAW Talent Presents “Po’ Boys Kitchen”

A Spoken Word Theater Piece by Richmond Youth, March 7th & 8th at De Anza High School Theater “Po’Boys Kitchen” is a spoken word theater piece written, directed, and produced by Richmond youth. The central character of this show is the corner store itself, a Black-owned, family business in the heart of Richmond that provides […]

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Q&A: Napolitano On Diversity, Academics and the Undocumented at U.C.

Interview by Peter Schurmann, Video by Jacob Simas | New America Media Traducción al español Ed. Note: In September former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano took over as president of the University of California, the first-ever woman to hold that position. She now heads a $24 billion system of 10 campuses, five medical centers and […]

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Nonprofits Adapt to Demographic Shift

News Report,  Chanelle Ignant Every Thursday at the West County First 5 center in Richmond, a group of ten to twelve moms gathers to discuss the issues that matter most to them. The group, Kahawia Uzazi, which in Swahili language means “brown parenting,” is a space where African-American mothers can share their experiences. Many come […]

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