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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Seedlings on the Sunnyside in North Richmond

Video,  Jose Esquivel, Min Lee North Richmond’s Sunnyside Organic Seedlings is a certified organic, wholesale nusery supplying the greater Bay Area with high quality vegetable, herb and flower starts. Owner Pilar Reber gives us a glimpse into their methods and innovative practices.

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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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Fixing the Cycle in Richmond

Video, Nancy Ybarra, Malcolm Marshall Music: Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin//Florida by Diplo Richmond, CA – On May 13th and 14th, 2011, Fix the Cycle: a collaboration between members of the Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, the City of Richmond, Contra Costa Health Services, LEAP, Richmond Police Department, and Richmond Spokes, will sponsor two […]

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Richmond’s Earth Day Compost Giveaway

Video, Karina Guadalupe, Min Lee EDITORS’ NOTE: On Earth Day 2011, the City of Richmond, Calif. promoted its residential food scrap program, in which the contents of green curbside bins are composted and offered back to residents. Over 300 people turned out to get free compost buckets, compost and edible plants for their home gardens.

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Richmond Celebrates César Chávez

Video, Min Lee Motivated by the memory of Cesar Chavez and his contributions to the farmworkers’ movement, residents of Richmond, California came together to revitalize the intersection of Florida Avenue and 12th Street. People living in Richmond suffer from a lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This event combats the problem, by providing […]

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The Choice: Prison or Death?

Editors’ Note: Over a 72-hour period last week, 3 young men – all from North Richmond – were murdered. The rash of violence sparked this reaction from one North Richmond youth, who submitted this anonymous blog to Richmond Pulse. From the bloggers’ perspective, being young and Black in North Richmond presents a catch-22: Either risk […]

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