Richmond Women Take Back the Night

Carrying signs, chanting and marching through Central Richmond, roughly 40 community members came out to support victims and survivors of sexual assault and gender-based violence at the annual Take Back The Night event on April 6.

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Teens, Sex and Rap – Is There a Connection?

According to a new study, teenagers who listen to rap become sexually active earlier than their peers. The study found that when middle school students listened to rap for three or more hours a day, they were more likely to believe that their peers had become sexually active, and subsequently more likely to try sex themselves by ninth grade.

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Did Internet Cruelty Push Kehlani To Suicide?

Oakland native and 20-year-old R&B singer Kehlani reportedly attempted suicide earlier this week. She posted a photo on Instagram of herself hospitalized with an IV in her arm. Part of the caption included, “Today I wanted to leave this earth. Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point.”

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Local Happenings: April 2016

Richmond Main Street Initiative and the Richmond Arts And Culture Commission will sponsor a reception for the Art In Windows Spring 2016 exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at 402 Harbor Way.

The exhibit will feature photography by Josue Hernandez, Saida Hogan Nassirruddin, Marni Temple, Carnell Rogers and Robert Ellison from the Elders Learning Community.

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“Nat Bates for Mayor” – Film Documents Richmond Election ‘With Major Funding From Chevron’

Our next election is less than seven months away. But memories of the last city election—one of Richmond’s most expensive—remain fresh in the minds of many voters. For residents of this refinery town whose recollections are fading, we now have a fascinating 90-minute video history of that campaign. Entitled “Nat Bates for Mayor,” it provides a timely reminder of the stakes involved in a local battle against big money in politics that got national attention.

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