Commentary, Luis Cubas
RICHMOND, Calif. – From the moment I woke up, I realized there was something unusual about the morning. The sun wasn’t out, the birds weren’t singing, and instead of the school bus my dad would be taking me to school.
I soon realized why that bus hadn’t come: walking to school my […]Continue Reading →
By Manuel Martinez
I’ve called Richmond home since as far back as I can remember, but it was just two years ago that I finally felt like this place accepted me—and it was thanks to a little blue card, my social security number.
From the moment I got my “documents,” my outlook on life […]Continue Reading →
News Report + Photos, Marco Villalobos
Beneath a mural depicting salvation outside St. Mark’s Church, Ruben Pedroza stood trying to figure out his family’s health insurance. Inside the church hall, a meeting was underway to educate residents as to what health coverage they might qualify for due to the Affordable Care Act.
Although nearly 3.5 […]Continue Reading →
by Edgardo Cervano-Soto
Teresa Jimenez, 22, found a surprising way to deal with the stress of high school.
“Honestly, I wasn’t doing so [well],” Teresa explains. “I was cutting a lot of school. There was a lot of pressure to be a certain way and I didn’t feel I could socially relate to that. I […]Continue Reading →
Interview by David Meza
Editor’s note: Roxanne Carrillo Garza is the Hub Manager for Healthy Richmond, a 10-year initiative of The California Endowment that seeks to improve the health outcomes of Richmond residents. She spoke to Richmond Pulse reporter David Meza, at a recent health care enrollment event.
David Meza: Can you summarize what Healthy […]Continue Reading →
News Report • Maria Mejia | New America Media,
REDWOOD CITY–Cecilia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, never anticipated that her life in the United States would turn into a real-world telenovela, the popular Spanish language dramas.
A few years ago she married a U.S. citizen who soon started to mistreat her. He later filed […]Continue Reading →
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