More Unity, Less Division

On October 26, 2014 By

Commentary, Asani Shakur

 

Recently, I came across some of the rhetoric that has taken place in the Richmond City Council.

I saw on Youtube that Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles was chastised and made a mockery of for wearing an African head wrap at one of the city council meetings. What bothered my heart was [...]

Continue Reading

Story and Video • Edgardo Cervano-Soto

 

Manuel Martinez thought his future would follow the life of his father. When he was 17, he thought he’d work in construction after high school. Despite living in Richmond since the age of one, Martinez didn’t think he had many options because of his undocumented status.

Farther north, [...]

Continue Reading

The Power of Being Outside

On October 5, 2014 By

By Zaira Sierra

For over four years, I’ve worked with Richmond families. I’ve volunteered with Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization assisting undocumented youth with their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications and Building Blocks for Kids where I was part of the Community Engagement and Advocacy Team. Recently, I joined the Youth [...]

Continue Reading

News Report, Malcolm Marshall | Photos, Safrina F. Fei

 

Nat Bates, Tom Butt or Uche Uwahemu. Those are the choices Richmond voters will face on November 4 when they cast ballots for new leadership in the city.

After eight years Mayor Gayle McLaughlin is termed out of office and seeking a seat on the [...]

Continue Reading

Commentary, Vernon Whitmore

 

Approaching the November’s elections, I have been thinking more and more about Richmond’s future, not just after this year’s votes are cast, but in the years and generations to come. When I look at Richmond’s government today, one thing is clear: this city has a lot of older statesman. Richmond’s current [...]

Continue Reading

Profile, Nancy Deville

 

City Council candidate Dameion King may be a newcomer to the Richmond political scene, but he says he’s no stranger to the needs of the city.

“I’ve had bullets whiz by my head,” the lifelong Iron Triangle resident said. “I’ve woken up in the morning with gun holes [...]

Continue Reading