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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Re-Inventing Parks in the Iron Triangle

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 […]

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The “Alive and Free” Prescription to Save Richmond, Calif.

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 […]

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Toxic Triangle: 3 Bay Area Communities Teaming Up to Fight Pollution

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)

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