A New Generation of Poets Emerging in Richmond

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Posted: November 28, 2011 “Raw… Talent!” “Raw… Talent!” With a call and response exercise, Molly Raynor gathers the attention of an energetic group of high school students inside her classroom at Making Waves. For weeks, the youth participants from “Richmond Artists With Talent” – or RAW Talent – have been rehearsing, […]

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Struggling With the Aftermath of Deportation

EDITOR’S NOTE: A mother struggles to support her three children after her husband is arrested and deported for having no papers. Juan Ramirez, 38, and Angelica Garcia, 34, migrated from Mexico to the United States in search of a better way of life 18 years ago. And like many undocumented people, they had been doing […]

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Learning to See the Police in a Different Light

Commentary, Sean Shavers All my life I’ve been taught to despise the police, and for that matter, any other law enforcement official. I even had a saying: “From the Pigs to the Feds, may they all drop dead.” Now, you could say that was scandalous, wrong and just plain trifling. But I’ve seen the police […]

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A Homeless Shelter Reacts to Obama’s Jobs Speech

News Report, Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Sep 09, 2011 Last night, President Obama rolled out his new plan to jump-start the economy and create jobs for Americans. At a homeless shelter in Richmond Calif. — a city reeling with problems like unemployment, gun violence and foreclosures — the President’s speech was viewed with healthy skepticism mixed […]

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Working to Silence the Violence

Video, Ann Bassette EDITOR’S NOTE: On a recent episode of KMEL Street Soldiers, husband and wife team Kevin Penn and Arlinda Love-Penn discuss their work with the Silence the Violence Movement in the Bay Area. Also in attendance was Rudy Corpuz III, son of United Playaz founder Rudy Corpuz.

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Community Hero: Gonzalo Rucobo

Video, Nancy Yabarra// Malcolm Marshall Gonzalo Rucobo went from being part of the problem to part of the solution when he changed his life and co-founded Bay Area Peacekeepers in 2005. BAP seeks to help save lives by bringing hope and change to those that society has discarded and that have been negatively impacted by […]

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Getting High—and Clean—in Richmond, CA

Markesia Huey spent over a decade as a drug addict on the streets of Richmond, Calif., but after prison, she couldn’t get clean in her hometown. Richmond Pulse is a project of New America Media focusing on health and community coverage in the city of Richmond. The project is supported by The California Endowment.

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