Youth Organize to End Violence, “Reclaim Richmond”

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 […]

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Making Waves of Peace In Richmond’s Neighborhoods

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 […]

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Reclaiming Richmond Part 1

Video, Sean Shavers, Malcolm Marshall In the first of a series of stories, Richmond Pulse reporter Sean Shavers explores the history and impact of turf violence in Richmond, CA. Featuring Joe McCoy, Khalid Elahi, Donta Clark, D’Vondre Woodards, Andres Soto and more.

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Neighborhoods Unite in Richmond for MLK Weekend

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 […]

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Walking the Streets to Bring the Peace

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, […]

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Richmond’s Poverty in Pictures

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. […]

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“Let’s Foreclose on the Banks”

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.

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