Richmond Talent Show Unites Old and New

By David Meza Some of the city’s and Bay Area’s finest performers—of all ages—showed off their singing, dancing and musical skills in the Richmond Memorial Auditorium on February 8. Johnny Holmes, who has hosted talent shows in Richmond since 1968, presented the event, dubbed the “2015 Talent Show Reunion Old & New School.” “I started […]

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Community Gathers for a Summit on Peace

By Ann Bassette Miracle Temple Apostolic Church on the south side of Richmond was the site of the “Get the Hell Outta Richmond and Put More Love Into It,” peace summit on Feb. 7. The gathering, organized by community advocates Rodney “Alamo” Brown and Steven Parker, brought concerned residents together to talk about remedies to […]

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Coalition to Tackle Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

By Chanelle Ignant With community-law enforcement relations still making headlines around the country, a group of attorneys from the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s office are organizing to see changes made on the judicial level here in Richmond. Together with community members and organizers, the group aims to address the racial bias they believe exists […]

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Photographer to Document Bike Culture in Richmond

By Joanna Pulido Gracefully riding through the bike lanes of Richmond, Josue Hernandez gets to his destinations with speed and ease. At 23, he has the energy and athleticism to bike everyday, but is calm and soft-spoken, with a mix of confidence and down to earth personality. Hernandez is a North Richmond resident working to […]

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Historic Ties: As Chicago’s Pullman Neighborhood Seeks National Park Status, Richmond’s Own Pullman Story Remains Unpreserved

By April Suwalsky For over a century following the Civil War, African American men employed as “Pullman Porters” — railway employees who assisted passengers on Pullman company trains — were the eyes and ears of the nation. The porters founded the first black labor union and distributed black newspapers, reaching rural communities and igniting social […]

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Detectando y Evitando las Estafas en las Comunidades Étnicas

Reportaje, George White | New America Media, Los Ángeles, CA – A Lang Zhao le parecía legítimo el negocio que ella esperaba enviaría su paquete valioso a China. Después de todo, el trabajador de la tienda de envíos en Monterey Park, un suburbio de Los Ángeles le dio un código de seguimiento después que ella […]

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Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Ethnic Communities

News Report, George White | New America Media LOS ANGELES – To Lang Zhao, the business she expected to ship her valuable package to in China appeared to be legitimate. After all, the clerk at the shipping store in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park gave her a tracking code after she paid the […]

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