As most people are sitting down for dinner on Thursday evenings, a small group of local women are preparing to slip on boxing gloves. Every week at 7:00 pm, they arrive one by one and in pairs for a new boxing class at OMNI Movement, an MMA and Athletic Training Center located at 1200 Harbour Way South.
On Sept. 3, over 350 people, most from the Crescent Park, Pullman, Monterey Pines and Deliverance Temple apartments, met at Booker T. Anderson, Jr. park for the ninth annual Put the Guns Down gathering.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a national conversation when he refused to stand for the national anthem, saying he couldn’t “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Richmond Pulse asked young people of color to reflect on their own relationship to the national anthem and the American flag, and found that many felt conflicted about respecting a country that didn’t seem to respect them.
The 8th annual Spirit & Soul Festival will return to downtown Richmond with live music, food booths, a youth zone and an outdoor bazaar with artisan and craft vendors. Proceeds from beverage and silent auction sales will benefit Richmond Main Street Initiative’s mission to support the revitalization of historic downtown Richmond.
A first-of-its-kind national survey commissioned by New America Media (conducted by Bendixen & Amandi International in July) found that 4 out of 5 minority voters support initiatives that would increase people’s access to parks and public lands
Nearly 900 people made their way to downtown Richmond for an evening of live music, dancing, food trucks, vendors and good times at Richmond Main Street’s annual Music on the Main event.
Music on the Main will return for its 15th year at Marina Way and Macdonald Avenue in Downtown Richmond. The free event, sponsored by the Richmond Main Street Initiative, will include music, exercise, food vendors, a beer garden and a kids’ zone.
Jacinto Castillo and Kelly Nicolaisen are bringing their love and passion for art, and for others artists, to the newly opened Mom & Pop Art Shop located in historic Point Richmond.
This year the 7th Annual Richmond Powwow brought together Richmond’s Native community, tribes from all over the country, and community members who wanted to share in and learn about Native culture
I feel his speech signifies a turning moment, which has been coming for some time now, in which more people, including those who are not already known for their activism, are unapologetic about speaking against injustices.