By Thomas Lick | Voicewaves “In a way he was like the country he lived in, everything came too easily to him; except he knew it.” –1973 film, The Way We Were. … Five years ago, I met and fell in love with a man for whom it seemed everything did come easily. He possessed the classic leading […]
New research by the University of Pittsburgh shows a strong connection between social media use, irregular sleep patterns and depression. The study, which focused on the sleeping and social media habits of almost 1,800 adults between the ages of 19 and 32, found that the more people use social media, the bigger the chance they’ll have significant sleep disruption.
A new exhibit at the Richmond Museum of History offers a glimpse of the party’s role in the city. The exhibit, “Richmond and the Legacy of the Black Panther Party,” features dozens of photographs and newspaper clippings. Museum visitors will learn about The Black Panther newspaper, which featured an investigation into Dowell’s killing in its first edition. The exhibit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding for the Black Panther Party.
Bilingualism in the United States, however, is a perplexing proposition. At best, it is often incorrectly correlated with English as a Second Language (ESL), an educational identification to assist beginners or new immigrants, and a support service available in many school districts. At worst, speaking other languages, besides English, is regarded suspiciously as perpetual foreignness, represented in heavily-accented caricatures.
On a dark, dead-end street a few blocks away from Richmond BART is a music studio and a newly upgraded skateboarding ramp that may not be known to many Richmond residents. But on November 20, more than 60 people gathered here for live music and a high-energy skateboard trick competition. The “ramp jam” featured live performances from local punk bands Under 15 Seconds and Centurion.
Richmond, CA is one of seven cities nationwide to plan and implement Love Your Block, a three-year initiative to engage community members in revitalizing their neighborhoods one block at a time.
In January 2016, The City of Richmond will begin disbursing grant funds of up to $1,000 for winning projects from community members and organizations that create a vibrant, more livable Richmond.