News Feature, Taisa Grant Late last month, the City of Richmond caught a glimpse of its own future when teachers, activists, youth mentors, police officers, the mayor and others came together for a town hall style meeting called “Reclaiming Richmond.” Young people from the group RAW Talent hosted the dialogue, which focused on the issue […]
News Report, Robert Rogers | Richmond Confidential George Mitchell stood in front of the mic, glanced at his notes, and let fly. It’s not always easy for Richmond’s young people like Mitchell to express their feelings and their fears, especially to their peers. But Mitchell was bold, thanks in part to the supportive audience, and […]
Photo Essay, Richmond Councilmemeber Tom Butt In perhaps the best organized ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in Richmond, a crowd of hundreds turned out to clean, plant, weed and mulch a dozen different projects stretching along the Richmond Greenway from 5th Street to 16th Street and at 22nd and Carlson. I followed […]
News Report, by Kia Croom More than 150 public officials, faith leaders and residents of the Iron Triangle, Shields-Reid and Parchester Village neighborhoods marched last Saturday under the banner “Marching for Change,” to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walkers of all ages lined up for the march at the […]
News Report, Lamar Littleton | Nov 15, 2011 Editor’s Note: This report is part of a two-part series produced by Richmond Pulse and Richmond Confidential. Read part two here. This report was written under a pseudonym for the author’s protection. You may have heard of “cyber bullying,” but an even more deadly trend is happening […]
News Feature, Kim MacDonald On a warm, Fall evening in the Bay Area’s North Richmond scores of residents came out to the Missionary Baptist Church for the first of what organizers hope will be a series of “night walks,” calling attention to street violence and proposing a ceasefire in the city of Richmond. The event, […]
Photo Essay, Karina Guadalupe and Nancy Ybarra Walking through Central Richmond every day, I can’t help but notice all the garbage around, all the for sell, foreclosed and abandoned houses. I pass by flowers on a corner; there to remember someone who died. A day doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t ask me for spare change. […]
Video, William Haynes EDITOR’S NOTE: With hundreds of foreclosed homes and empty lots, illegal dumping and crime are hurting Richmond neighborhoods. In response, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) recently held a community meeting at the Nevin Center on September 6th, to hold banks that own these homes accountable.