Coalition Keeps Focus On Finding Funds to Support Richmond Youth

News Report, Sean Shavers Since January, a group of Richmond-based youth and family service organizations known collectively as the Invest in Youth Coalition has been meeting regularly to devise strategies to better serve and encourage youth in the city. Led by the nonprofit RYSE Center, the coalition is leading the effort to create a dedicated […]

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Richmond Cyclists Push to Make City More Bike-Friendly

By Nancy DeVille Scores of cyclists took to Richmond streets Wednesday in a silent ride to draw attention to bike safety issues on the local roads. About 50 cyclists participated in the Ride of Silence, a global event to remind motorists to safely share the road with cyclists. The event, sponsored locally by Richmond Bicycle […]

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African-American Baby Shower Supports and Inspires Young Families

News Report + Photos, Sukey Lewis Pregnancy and parenthood can be both scary, and exciting; bringing a new life into the world comes with a host of new responsibilities and uncertainties. With that in mind, community groups and healthcare organizations in Richmond invited new and expecting parents to celebrate their newfound excitement—and address some of […]

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Teresa Jimenez: Food as Power

by Edgardo Cervano-Soto Teresa Jimenez, 22, found a surprising way to deal with the stress of high school. “Honestly, I wasn’t doing so [well],” Teresa explains. “I was cutting a lot of school. There was a lot of pressure to be a certain way and I didn’t feel I could socially relate to that. I […]

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‘Bike to Work Day’ Promotes a Healthier Commute

Photo Essay, David Meza Bike to Work Day is an annual spring event held in cities across the United States and Canada that promotes biking as a healthier and more environmentally friendly commuter option. This year in the Bay Area, cyclists observed the day on May 8, and roughly 20,000 bicyclists participated in Contra Costa […]

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Verde Elementary Hosts Anti-Bullying Event

Photo Essay, David Meza Verde Elementary School in North Richmond hosted an anti-bullying rally on April 16th. The “Anti Bully Machine” event was organized by second grade teacher Lola Sims, with the goal of encouraging and teaching children how to treat each other with decency and respect at all times, and increase safety on campus […]

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With Influence Comes Responsibility

Khalid’s Corner • Khalid Elahi I value life so much more now. I reminisce back on my younger days, how I used to play with my life — I kept it on the line, all the time. Power, dominance and control were traits that I picked up from nursing on the streets. I became a […]

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RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic Celebrates First Anniversary

By Will Harper On any given Tuesday night at the RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic, there is a steady stream of uninsured patients seeking health care from volunteer doctors and nurses. The weekly clinic, which provides free non-emergency care to adults and children, regularly operates at capacity. The Richmond clinic – one of 12 RotaCare […]

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