Local Happenings: October 2016

The Bay Area African American College Preparedness Workshop will include information on navigating the college admission process and financial aid planning. Participants can network with alumni from the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and California universities. The workshop is open to all middle and high school students, parents and school administrators.

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Not My National Anthem – Young People of Color Weigh in

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.

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Local Happenings: September 2016

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.

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Local Happenings: August 2016

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.

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