By Nancy DeVille | Photo Courtesy of Richmond Confidential
Richmond residents may want to think twice before heading across the bay Aug. 1-2 and again on Labor Day weekend Sept. 5-7, as a Bay Area Rapid Transit tube closure is expected to displace about 100,000 transbay BART passengers.
Review, Edgardo Cervano-Soto
Many students may not have heard of the “school-to-prison pipeline,” but they experience the reality up close. It is a series of steps the criminal justice and education system are taking to over-police, criminalize and punish students of color, specifically black and Latino students.
Commentary, Keisa Reynolds
I am from Richmond. Despite attending K-12 in El Cerrito and being more familiar with its sites and people, it never felt right to claim being from there. I am from Richmond, where I can hop on a bus and run into at least two people who know my sisters or my parents
Viji Sundaram, News Report | New America Media
SAN FRANCISCO — Even as health care advocates are celebrating California’s recent “landmark victory” in getting its undocumented children health care, Latino and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities should show a united front and make sure that all of the state’s undocumented residents get the same benefit, urged Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens.
Reportaje, Malcolm Marshall
A partir del 1° de diciembre, Richmond se convertirá en la primera ciudad de California en décadas – y la primera en el Condado de Contra Costa jamás – de promulgar una ordenanza de control de renta, después de una aprobación de 4-1 por el Ayuntamiento de Richmond.
Por Sukey Lewis
Fuera de su pequeño apartamento en Richmond, Honesty, la hija de nueve meses de Travis McGee, detiene su pecho mientras él manda a sus otros dos pequeños a la sala llena de juguetes y ropa.
Grand Opening of the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center from Alive & Free/ Street Soldiers on Vimeo. Richmond's New Family Justice Center is a one-stop center for people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking.
News Report, Malcolm Marshall
Beginning Dec. 1, Richmond will become the first California city in decades — and the first in Contra Costa County ever — to enact a rent control ordinance, after a 4-1 approval by the Richmond City Council.
By Ronvel Sharper, age 16
On July 17, 2015, I joined about a hundred other people taking to Richmond’s streets for a Ceasefire night walk through neighborhoods impacted by gun violence. The weekly walks are the community’s attempt to lessen shootings in the city
By Alison Ehara-Brown
In the early morning of July 11th, I joined a group walk along the “blast zones” – the mile-wide sacrifice zones along the rail lines that would be destroyed in any kind of an oil railway explosion.