Q&A: Growing a Healthy Food Movement in Richmond

Interview  + Photo • David Meza Editor’s Note: Tanya Rovira is a Health Education Specialist and Food Security Coordinator for Contra Costa Health Services Community Wellness and Prevention Program.  She is also co-chair of the Richmond Food Policy Council, a collaboration of community organizations, government agencies and individual community members whose mission is to create a local, equitable, […]

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Q&A: Parcel Tax a ‘Last Ditch’ Effort to Save Doctors Hospital

Interview by Vernon Whitmore Editor’s Note: Longtime Bay Area newspaper publisher and Richmond Pulse contributor Vernon Whitmore recently sat down with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia to discuss efforts underway to avoid the closure of Doctors Medical Center (also known as Doctors Hospital), a full-service non-profit medical facility in San Pablo. The hospital has […]

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Summit Aims to Educate, Activate Richmond Youth

News from the Mayor’s Office | Written by Nicole Valentino On Saturday, April 19, while many adults and families from the Richmond community were gathering at Point Molate Beach for the grand re-opening, young people of the city gathered for the 2014 Richmond Youth Summit. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin hosted the summit, at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, to […]

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Q&A: Mayoral Candidate Charles Ramsey

Interview by Edgardo Cervano-Soto Ed. Note: Charles Ramsey, 52, is currently Board President of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). He spoke to Richmond Pulse reporter Edgardo Cervano-Soto about why he decided to enter the mayoral race, what kind of leadership he thinks the City of Richmond needs, and his vision of turning […]

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Growing Up Muslim

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, SAN FRANCISCO – There are a quarter million Muslims living in the Bay Area, and nearly half of them are under the age of 35. Many describe an intense personal and spiritual struggle as they look to reconcile their faith with the mainstream of American society. These young […]

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Una Carta para la Juventud, desde la Prisión

por Asani Shakur Queridos Reyes y Reinas Jóvenes, Ustedes no me conocen personalmente, pero me conocen a través de un personaje de película del barrio o mejor aún, a través de los ojos de su rapero favorito. De lo que hablan, yo he vivido. Actualmente estoy escribiendo desde una celda de la prisión federal – […]

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