By Asani Shakur

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an act that made it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion sex or national origin in the United States. Bay Area leaders came together on June 18th at Beebe Memorial Cathedral Church in Oakland to celebrate and commemorate [...]

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by Sean Shavers

Dressed in a hoodie and Nike sneakers, 15-year-old TreShawn Jackson, stood next to his bike and proudly described why he was out at last month’s 4th annual Major Taylor Family Bike Fiesta. “I thought it’d be cool to ride around the neighborhood,” he said. “It’s what I do, and enjoy doing.”

Jackson [...]

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News Report + Photos, Sukey Lewis

Pregnancy and parenthood can be both scary, and exciting; bringing a new life into the world comes with a host of new responsibilities and uncertainties. With that in mind, community groups and healthcare organizations in Richmond invited new and expecting parents to celebrate their newfound excitement—and address some of [...]

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News Report, Malcolm Marshall

Last week, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of a city ordinance that will increase the local minimum wage from $8 to $12.30 an hour by 2017. The increase will be phased in over 3 years, and positions Richmond to have the highest minimum wage of any city in California. [...]

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News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media

SACRAMENTO – While millions of children nationwide face extreme difficulties due to having parents who are incarcerated or under criminal supervision, State Senator Mark Leno thinks change is coming.

“The good news is that after many decades of building [more] prisons to incarcerate [more] of our [...]

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Story • Monet Boyd/Photos • David Meza

Richmond celebrated “Unity Day” on February 8th with a “Behind the Curtain Gala,” held at the Craneway Pavilion.  The fundraiser brought together individuals and local charities for a night of music, dance, art, and giving. The event also provided a sneak peek at a new partnership between the [...]

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