Story by Edgardo Cervano-Soto | Photos by David Meza

On a Tuesday morning in December, Richmond saw its first demonstration against police brutality and the killing of black and brown people at the hands of police. The RYSE Youth Center in Richmond spearheaded the event, bringing out over 200 people, who stood in-line down MacDonald […]

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Opinions on Policing in Richmond

On December 17, 2014 By

Interviews and Photos, Marco Villalobos

Editor’s Note: When President Barack Obama proposed his $263-million spending package to expand the use of body cameras on officers, among other efforts to improve community-police relations, last month, he noted that “simmering distrust” of law enforcement is present in communities of color across the nation. With that in mind, […]

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Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out at a recent local rally against police brutality. The rally was one of many […]

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Ayotzinapa, Mexico’s Ferguson

On December 4, 2014 By

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As thousands take to the streets in cities nationwide to express outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, another protest movement is sweeping through Mexican American and immigrant […]

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New America Media, First Person, Various Authors, Posted: Dec 04, 2014

Above: Residents of Bakersfield protested last May on the one-year anniversary of the death of David Silva. The 33 year-old father of four died while being beaten by nine Kern County sheriff’s deputies. (photo: Alfredo Camacho) Editor’s Note: When President Obama proposed […]

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News Report, Viji Sundaram, New America Media 


SAN PABLO, Calif. – Without treatment to replace her failing kidneys, Olga knows she will die.

The 37-year-old single mother is desperate to get a transplant so she can get well enough to nurture and provide for her three children again – something she […]

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