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 MacDonald […]

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Opinions on Policing in Richmond

On December 17, 2014 By

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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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 […]

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Richmond’s Seniors Have a Ball

On December 12, 2014 By

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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Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out at a recent local rally against police brutality. The rally was one of many […]

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News Feature, Chanelle Ignant

 

At a Friday night basketball game in late November, Richmond High School’s boys basketball coach, Robert Collins, paced the sidelines, yelling instructions to his team.

With less than 30 seconds left, and only a two-point lead over the Mount Diablo Devils, Collins had one command for his team.

“Don’t foul […]

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