New School Year Brings New Academic Standards

By Antoinette J. Evans If all goes according to plan, Richmond public schools — and the students they serve — will have something positive to look forward to, this fall and beyond. Back in 2010, California’s State Board of Education voted to adopt a new set of federal academic guidelines referred to as “Common Core”. […]

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Suit Alleges Mistreatment of California Minors With Mental Health Problems

News Report • Susan Ferriss, The Center for Public Integrity Minors with mental health problems and other disabilities are held in “unconscionable conditions” of 23-hour solitary confinement and deliberately cut off from education and other rehabilitation at a San Francisco Bay Area juvenile hall, alleges a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Northern California. […]

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Staying Off Probation, and Teaching Others How

Profile, Pendarvis Harshaw In 2008, Reinaldi Gilder promised himself that he would never go back to jail. Since his release in December of that year, he’s not only managed to keep his word, he has also shown others that they can do the same. “Being on probation [is] kind of like being Black in the […]

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Protesters March On Anniversary of Chevron Disaster

Photo Essay, Luis Cubas [flagallery gid=7] For most, the word “anniversary” evokes memories of happy times. But on August 6th, the word took on an entirely different meaning in Richmond. It was on that date last year that a huge black cloud was seen pluming out of the Chevron Refinery, which was the byproduct of […]

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Richmond and Chevron: A Story of Love and Hate

By Edgardo Cervano-Soto For over 100 years, the histories of Richmond and Chevron have been intertwined, to the extent that they sometimes seem like reflections of one another — rival siblings who share the same DNA yet can’t stop squabbling. Last summer the relationship was strained once again, due to the Chevron refinery explosion (that […]

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‘As I See It’

Political Commentary • Vernon Whitmore Editors Note:This is the first of a new column by Vernon Whitmore, former publisher of The Globe Newspapers. Whitmore is former President of the West Coast Black Publishers Association, Member of the California Black Media Group and a Richmond Chamber of Commerce Board member. Traditionally the political season kicks into […]

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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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