When you live in a low-income community in the shadows of Chevron, you fear the worst. Every single day we have to ask ourselves, “When is another explosion going to happen?” “If we have to evacuate, where else can we go? What other area is left that we can afford?”
94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin was attacked and robbed in her Richmond home in late June. Reid Soskin, a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, awoke to find a man standing in her bedroom. She struggled with the intruder before being dragged down a hallway, where the attacker struck here repeatedly. Since the attack, she has received an outpouring of support from the Richmond community as well as from around the country. She recently spoke with Richmond Pulse about the aftermath of the attack and reclaiming her space
We were setting out on the 12th Refinery Healing Walk, a 13-mile walk from Rodeo to Richmond that connects the dots from one “sacrifice zone” to the next. Cities like Richmond are called “sacrifice zones” because of the high risks of health problems from living near oil refineries.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt presented his first ever Urban Garden Contest and Showcase on July 2. Eight local Richmond gardeners competed for the title of best edible garden in Richmond.
Suicide is more than just someone taking their own life. It’s a matter of someone thinking it is the only option to end their pain and suffering. The truth is, there are a lot of ways you can get help – and one of the things that helps the most is to talk to someone so you’re not suffering in silence.
On a recent Wednesday at Nevin Plaza, Richmond residents were greeted by the sight and taste of tangy, sweet fruits like strawberries and sour plums. It was the weekly Richmond Main Street Farmer’s Market and it was filled with fresh, seasonal produce for sale, all grown at California farms.
In order to have any impact in the war on violence in the inner city, you must first understand the inner city. You must see firsthand the causes of death and incarceration of young people.
There are moments when as a member of the ethnic press we must leverage our collective voice, to push our nation’s leaders to act in the interest of the communities we serve. This is one of those moments.
Meet Andres Abarra. As a community health worker for LifeLong Medical Care, Abarra spends a lot of time in Richmond neighborhoods helping low-income residents access social and health services. He believes access to quality health care is crucial for Richmond residents.
The 22nd annual Bike To Work Day was spectacular, with thousands of riders opting to head to work on two wheels throughout the Bay Area. There were over 400 energizer stations located along local bike commute routes in all nine counties to provide free beverages, snacks, and swag bags