Mayor Mourns 2013 Homicide Victims, But Notes Progress

RP Editors At her last Meet With the Mayor session of 2013, on December 20, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin led a moment of reflection to honor the 16 lives lost to homicide in Richmond this year. A small group gathered in a room at the Richmond Public Library, and with a candle burning in the center […]

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FACTS ON ETHNIC ELDERS: Study Shows Racial Gap in Pension, Retirement Savings

News Analysis, Paul Kleyman New America Media “Facts on Ethnic Elders” is a monthly column on research findings about ethnic elders present and future. It is supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies. “People of color face particularly severe challenges in preparing for retirement,” states a new report titled, “Race and Retirement Insecurity in […]

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No Longer Illegal — Good Morning America Drops ‘i-Word’

News Report, Viji Sundaram, New America Media The ABC news show Good Morning America has dropped use of the term “illegal” when describing immigrants in the country who have no documents to establish their legal residency. Earlier this week, anchors for the popular morning program opted instead for “undocumented Americans.” Immigrant rights groups across the country are […]

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‘Sin Padre’ – En Filme Local la Masculinidad es Violenta

Cuando Nora Vigil vio por primera vez las escenas de violencia doméstica y callejera en el nuevo filme local, Sin Padre, ella “pensó en la violencia que se produce en Richmond”, a pesar de que la película está ambientada en el Distrito de la Misión en San Francisco. Escrita y dirigida por el cineasta del […]

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Breaking Silence on Trauma is First Step to Healing

Commentary by Maaika Marshall, RYSE Youth Justice Coordinator In cities and communities like Richmond, young people are often exposed to immense amounts of trauma and violence; and unfortunately, many of them are left to find their own ways to cope with the emotional and psychological aftermath.  But at least in Richmond, adults who support young people are trying […]

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Fewer Kids Uninsured, But Coverage for Latino Children Lags

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media A new report shows the number of uninsured children in the United States is declining, especially among those living below the poverty line. But there are still over 5 million uninsured kids in the country, and they remain disproportionately Latino. Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown […]

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‘Sin Padre’ – In Local Film, Masculinity is Violent

By Edgardo Cervano-Soto When Nora Vigil first saw the scenes of domestic and street violence in the new local film, Sin Padre, she “thought of the violence occurring in Richmond,” even though the film is set in San Francisco’s Mission District. Written and directed by Bay Area filmmaker Jay Francisco Lopez, Sin Padre screened at the Richmond Public Library […]

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