Richmond resident Juanita Towns is advocating that West Contra Costa Unified School District officials create a multicultural parent center. While it’s a bold idea, Towns believes it’s an answer to increase parental involvement and promote student success.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt presented his first ever Urban Garden Contest and Showcase on July 2. Eight local Richmond gardeners competed for the title of best edible garden in Richmond.
I was shocked to hear that someone broke into 94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin’s house and savagely beat and robbed her.
Editors Note: Last week, in response to the shooting of five officers in Dallas by a sniper, Menbere Akilu and her staff at Saluté Ristorante organized a surprise lunch for Richmond police officers. The event, designed to show support for the men and women of the department, included a meal of pasta, chicken, fish and dessert at the police station. During the lunch, Richmond Pulse sat down with new Richmond Police Chief Allwyn Brown to discuss how the police department is responding to national tensions and keeping lines of communication open in Richmond, including making the Office of Professional Accountability more accessible to residents.
On Feb. 27, 2012, I was released from prison. In June 2016, just four years later, I graduated at the top of my class from UCLA with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.
In order to have any impact in the war on violence in the inner city, you must first understand the inner city. You must see firsthand the causes of death and incarceration of young people.
I feel his speech signifies a turning moment, which has been coming for some time now, in which more people, including those who are not already known for their activism, are unapologetic about speaking against injustices.
Meet Andres Abarra. As a community health worker for LifeLong Medical Care, Abarra spends a lot of time in Richmond neighborhoods helping low-income residents access social and health services. He believes access to quality health care is crucial for Richmond residents.
In the past, I gambled with my life on a constant basis at a time when getting yourself killed was the norm if you dared to enter the street game. Once I thought I didn’t have to listen to sound advice anymore, I kept finding myself in deadly situations, in and out of jail.
Richmond’s new Chamber of Commerce President and CEO James Lee says he inherited his entrepreneurial skills from his father when his family came to the United States from Korea.