Blog / Commentary by Yasmine Elsafy
The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that left 28 people dead — 20 of them children – has dominated the news cycle. Less known, however, is that while Newtown was the worst massacre of children in our nation’s history, it only one of sixteen mass [...]Continue Reading →
Op-Ed, Daniel Zingale
Big Soda spent big bucks. That’s how it defeated ballot measures to create soda taxes in two California towns.
In Richmond, in the Bay Area, and in El Monte, east of Los Angeles, the measures would have added a penny-an-ounce tax on soda. Had the taxes passed, they were projected to raise [...]Continue Reading →
News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto
The expansive discussion on issues impacting Richmond youth that took place at last Saturday’s forum hosted by teens at the Richmond Public Library made it clear that young people here are not apathetic about their community. On the contrary, they regard the city as theirs.
During the two-hour forum, over [...]Continue Reading →
News Feature, Malcolm Marshall
It’s a Monday evening in November at the CCISCO office in Richmond, and members of CLOUD, or Community Leaders Organizing Undocumented Dreamers, have come together to assist those interested in submitting a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application.
The landmark DACA program, announced by President Obama last summer, allows undocumented [...]Continue Reading →
By Asani Shakur
EDITOR’S NOTE:. A 25-year-old who grew up on the streets of Richmond decided to write this piece because of what he sees happening in his community every day.
Barbaric. Evil. Modern-day slavery. Those are some of the words that President Barack Obama used to describe sex trafficking during a speech he delivered [...]Continue Reading →
Food Review, Molly Raynor
I love Richmond with all my heart. I love its resilience, its creativity, its RAW talent and radical roots. I do not, however, love the lack of healthy food options that residents of this city face on a daily basis.
The lack of healthy options is something I’ve witnessed firsthand during [...]Continue Reading →
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