Presidential Candidates Set a Good Example for Married People

Blog, by Alicia Marie My reason for watching CNN on election night was different from the majority of most Americans for the simple fact that I don’t vote, so the results didn’t really matter to me. However, I’m not ignorant of the issues or about how politics work, and I wanted to see what people […]

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Soda Tax Lost, But Richmond Still Won (Sort of)

News Report, Tania Pulido Billboards for No on Measure N, the controversial soda tax that voters here rejected on Tuesday, have been a constant image over the last several months as I rode my bike through the city. When I would stop to ask the people standing with “No” signs whether they personally opposed the […]

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In Richmond, English Learners Get an Assist From Volunteers

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto “Every good story has a conflict,” says the teacher as she draws a story plot map for her students. Arleth and Saul, both 14 and freshmen at Richmond High, follow along, drawing the jagged map onto their notebooks, labeling the exposition, rising action and climax. The lesson has Arleth, Saul and […]

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Piedmont High Students Talk About Slut Fantasy League

COMMENTARY BY SEAN SHAVERS Editor’s note: Students first names have been changed to protect them from possible repercussions from other students. As a former student in Oakland’s public schools, I was shocked to hear about the “Fantasy Slut League” game at Piedmont High – one the Bay Area’s most prestigious public high school. So I […]

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Youth Weigh in on 2012 Election

Blog, Various Authors “A vote is worth more than money” Edgardo Cervano-Soto My vote represents me. How I vote informs political power holders and institutions my interpretation of democracy and equity. Although voting is not the only way to engage in politics (I can do this through writing, media and public demonstration), voting is significant […]

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Support the RAW TALENT Kickstarter

Click here for the link to the RAW Talent Kickstarter page. Romeo Is Bleeding (working title) is a documentary about young artists inspiring change in an impoverished city. The students of Richmond California’s creative writing group, RAW Talent (Richmond Artists With Talent), are no strangers to trauma. Their city is small but the homicide rate […]

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