By Leslie Basurto

Richmond Police Captain Bisa French was the keynote speaker at this year’s International Women’s Day celebration in Richmond.

As the Richmond Police Department’s first ever African-American woman to be captain, French discussed the importance of “planting seeds” in the minds of young people. She took those in attendance on a journey through […]

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Photo Essay, Malcolm Marshall

Children and families explored their creative spirits together by seeing and making art at a bilingual art tour hosted by the Richmond Art Center March 7.

Lauren Ari, a teacher at the art center, led the group of about 10 on a guided tour of the center’s galleries, along with a hands-on […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Ceasefire Walks, Rain or Shine

On February 18, 2015 By

Commentary, Leslie Basurto

It was 7 p.m. on a Friday night and I was attending my first Ceasefire night walk — a weekly trek where members of the community walk together through streets where gun violence has occurred in the hopes of putting an end to it. In recent years Ceasefire has received a lot […]

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