D’Angelo and The Vanguard Present Black Messiah

D’Angelo and The Vanguard Present Black Messiah By Mareesa Valentine This month, people of all walks of life organized protests in the Bay Area, taking over the streets, freeways, and city halls in solidarity to fight against police brutality and racial profiling against people of color. Against this backdrop, D’Angelo released Black Messiah, a highly […]

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A Wage Hike for Richmond’s Lowest Paid Workers

By Nancy DeVille Richmond’s lowest paid workers will get a raise Jan. 1 when the city’s minimum wage jumps from $9 to $9.60 an hour. The ordinance, which was approved by the Richmond City Council in June, includes increases over the next few years, to $11.52 in 2016, $12.30 in 2017 and $13 per hour […]

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Building a Bike Culture in Richmond

By Nancy DeVille When Matthew Schwartz moved to Richmond earlier this year, he noticed the city offered plenty of miles to bike, but no shop where he could take his bike parts and build a bicycle. Buying a new bike didn’t quite fit into his budget, so he was forced to rely on public transportation. […]

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Local Happenings

From the Pulse News Desk, Posted Dec 24, 2014 Holiday Closures Richmond city offices will be closed during the holiday week beginning Wednesday, Dec. 24 and reopening on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. The closure includes city offices as well as the Richmond Public Library and Recreation facilities. The Richmond Plunge at 1 Garrard Blvd. will […]

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#BlackLivesMatter: Local Youth Stand up Against Police Brutality

Story by Edgardo Cervano-Soto | Photos by David Meza   On a Tuesday morning in December, Richmond saw its first demonstration against police brutality and the killing of black and brown people at the hands of police. The RYSE Youth Center in Richmond spearheaded the event, bringing out over 200 people, who stood in-line down […]

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Opinions on Policing in Richmond

Interviews and Photos, Marco Villalobos Editor’s Note: When President Barack Obama proposed his $263-million spending package to expand the use of body cameras on officers, among other efforts to improve community-police relations, last month, he noted that “simmering distrust” of law enforcement is present in communities of color across the nation. With that in mind, […]

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Etsy Gift Guide: Richmond, California

By Sonya Mann   Here’s an exciting prospect: shop locally without having to leave your house. With Christmas less than two weeks away, consider buying presents that can support your community at the same time. Etsy.com is a website where local artisans can sell handmade goods, and plenty of Richmond entrepreneurs have opened online shops through it–making […]

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Richmond’s Seniors Have a Ball

Photo Essay, Ann Bassette With a smile spread across his lined face, Eli Williams, 76 surveys the senior filled tables around him in the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. He says he likes what he sees. “This reflects Richmond,” Williams said of the diversity of people around the room, people who reflect the history of this working […]

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