Press Release • February 20, 2014

Richmond, CA. Earlier this week, the news media reflected some serious issues in regard to public housing of the Richmond Housing Authority. I would like to thank the news media for bringing this important matter to the City Council’s attention. We are fortunate to have a free and investigative [...]

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Interview +Photos, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Editor’s Note: Richmond mayoral candidate Mike Parker, 73, is currently a lead organizer of the Richmond Progressive Alliance and an instructor in the Electrical/Instrumentation department at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif. He previously spent 37 years as an autoworker in Detroit, and holds degrees from the University of Chicago and [...]

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News Feature, Malcolm Marshall

Can you form a new habit in 30 days? That’s what some community members are trying to do this February, and the new habit they want to implement is quite simple: drink water and nothing else, for an entire month.

Now in its second year, the “Be Smarter, Drink Water Campaign” [...]

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Black History Is All Around Us

On February 17, 2014 By

Commentary • Keyannie Norford

February is Black History Month, the shortest month of the year, but nevertheless a month where African Americans can celebrate the history and successes of other African Americans, past and present. Yet even today, our k-12 public schools seem intent on keeping Black history to a minimum.

During my own high [...]

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News Report, Sukey Lewis and Asha DuMonthier | New America Media


RICHMOND, Calif. — There’s a good old-fashioned muckraker’s war going on in Richmond, Calif., and Chevron’s “community-driven” news site Richmond Standard is the latest fighter to step into the ring.

This sprawling city east of San Francisco is home to Chevron’s oil refinery, which [...]

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Raw Talent’s Second Verse

On February 11, 2014 By

By  Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Growing up in North Richmond, Donte Clark, like many residents, relied on corner stores for groceries. The small “mom and pop” shops were a lifeline for many. “A lot of us grew up on convenience stores — the food they brought, the social life,” says Clark. “The stores represent the heart [...]

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