Homeless and Living Inside Hacienda

As Richmond Police attempted to evacuate all squatters from the Hacienda public housing building on May 18, Richmond Pulse interviewed two women, both homeless, who had been living inside.

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Richmond Women Take Back the Night

Carrying signs, chanting and marching through Central Richmond, roughly 40 community members came out to support victims and survivors of sexual assault and gender-based violence at the annual Take Back The Night event on April 6.

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Residents, Officials Unveil Yellow Brick Road Play Street

Richmond nonprofit Pogo Park, Iron Triangle residents and city officials celebrated the grand opening of the Yellow Brick Road Play Street last week, which includes a series of parks, walking paths and a roundabout that all intersect at Eighth Street and Elm Avenue. The celebration represented the official unveiling of the street, designed to be a “yellow brick”-guided safe zone for walking and playing.

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Richmond Residents Show Support for Local Mosque

On Christmas Eve, nearly 150 residents of Richmond gathered at Masjid Al Rahman to show their support for the city’s Muslim community. Neighbors and allies who convened at the mosque, many for the first time, wrote paper messages of support such as “We Are One” and “Solidarity, ” and posted them onto the doors of the mosque.

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