Richmond Rockets Take off with Inaugural Victory

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers  |    November 13, 2011 The Richmond Rockets basketball team kicked off their season with an exciting 78 – 71 victory win over the Bay Area Matrix. Hundreds of fans of all ages poured into Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center to watch the Rockets display their […]

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Richmond Rockets Take off with Inaugural Victory

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers  |    November 13, 2011 The Richmond Rockets basketball team kicked off their season with an exciting 78 – 71 victory win over the Bay Area Matrix. Hundreds of fans of all ages poured into Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center to watch the Rockets display their […]

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Something Like Jazz: Roots and Renaissance in Richmond

Commentary, April Suwalsky “It was a new song and its deep and plaintive beauty, its great cadences and wild appeal wailed, throbbed and thundered on the world’s ears with a message seldom voiced by man…They sneered at it—those white Southerners who heard it and never understood. They raped and defiled it—those white Northerners who listened […]

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The Poetry of Poverty

Come enjoy an afternoon of spoken word, film, music and dance by our very own Wave-makers (including middle school students from the Making Waves Academy)! The students of RAW Talent will use performance art to tell the stories of those who are usually silenced; to explore the roots of poverty and how it impacts them […]

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Friend’s Death Will Not Be in Vain

Commentary, Danny McLane Jr. Richmond is a city ridden with violence, drug abuse and robbery, among other things, including low high school graduation rates. In 2009, only 72 percent of the senior class actually graduated from Richmond High School as reported by City-Data.com. An even worse fact is that the graduation rates for African Americans […]

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Friend’s Death Will Not Be in Vain

Commentary, Danny McLane Jr. Richmond is a city ridden with violence, drug abuse and robbery, among other things, including low high school graduation rates. In 2009, only 72 percent of the senior class actually graduated from Richmond High School as reported by City-Data.com. An even worse fact is that the graduation rates for African Americans […]

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Promoting Urban Agriculture in Richmond

Video, Jose Esquivel & Min Lee Richmond, California hosted the first ever West County Urban Agriculture Summit, where farming organizations, residents, and city officials met to develop a shared vision of the role of community health, and economic development. The event was the result of collaboration between the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County, Sunnyside […]

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Taqueria La Estrella

Video, Ann Bassette, Michael Jones, Karina Guadalupe EDITORS’ NOTE: Situated at 325 23rd Street between MacDonald Ave and Nevin Street is Taqueria La Estrella, a quaint little restaurant adjacent to a large parking lot which now accommodates their new taco truck. Since the city committed to beautifying this business district, via the 23rd Street Streetscape […]

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Bike Fiesta in Richmond

News Brief, Melissa Lopez/ Photos, Min Lee On May 14, 2011, Building Blocks for Kids (BBK) hosted their first “Bike Fiesta” at Lincoln elementary. Although the weather wasn’t as pleasant as expected, families and volunteers still showed up and joined the fun. The event was organized specifically for the Iron Triangle community, and was a […]

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