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 […]
Report: Karina Guadalupe / Video: Min Lee SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The important role of play in the development of children is commonly underestimated; generally viewed as insignificant or frivolous at best. As a result, neighborhood parks are often designed without children in mind, thus failing to reach their full potential as healthy spaces for […]
Pogo Park from New America Media on Vimeo. Editor’s Note: Though Richmond California has been ranked the 6th most dangerous city in the country, that hasn’t stopped residents like Toody Maher from trying to revitalize the Iron Triangle with a new community park called Pogo Park. Sean Shavers is a content producer and Min Lee […]
News Report, Donny Lumpkins //Produced by Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Dec 20, 2010 Editor’s Note: The Alive & Free Training has just been introduced to Richmond. It is designed to inspire individual behavior change and reduce risky behaviors that often contribute to homicide or other violent crimes. We spoke to one of the workshop’s participants, Rasheed […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Representatives from three Bay Area communities that are disproportionately affected by pollution met recently to discuss how to join forces in the fight for cleaner air and neighborhoods. The new Toxic Triangle Coalition, founded by the Reverend Dr. Daniel Buford of the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, includes Richmond, Oakland, and San Francisco’s Bayview Hunter’s Point district. (Shown above: Bayview resident Marie Harrison)
Markesia Huey spent over a decade as a drug addict on the streets of Richmond, Calif., but after prison, she couldn’t get clean in her hometown. Richmond Pulse is a project of New America Media focusing on health and community coverage in the city of Richmond. The project is supported by The California Endowment.