State police and National Guardsmen watched passively for hours as self-proclaimed Nazis engaged in street battles with counter-protesters. ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson was on the scene and reports that the authorities turned the streets of the city over to groups of militiamen armed with assault rifles.
Richmond resident Andres Archila, 17, says he has a new perspective on policing. Archila was one of 25 graduates honored last week at the first-ever graduation ceremony of the Community Safety Academy, an eight-week program led by the Richmond Police Department.
Yesterday, one of my students asked me for some relationship advice. He said he is in a relationship with a young woman he would like to stay with. I shared with him a few things I’ve him learned personally in my own life.
Over 100 demonstrators from across Contra Costa County crowded onto the front steps of Sheriff David Livingston’s office in Martinez. Their message: “Sheriff Livingston, Get Out Of the Deportation Business.”
Marching with people who wanted to be equal to the person next to them in the world’s eyes was powerful. There were people from all different backgrounds, nationalities, genders and interests. They were not protesting just because Trump won. They were protesting the fear, injustice and hate that have belittled us more than we have been in years.
A new survey of Asian American voters in California out this week finds that many do not vote on ballot initiatives because they don’t know enough about them.
Uche Uwahemu is a newcomer to Richmond politics, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2014. He is the president of Cal Bay Consulting Group, a strategic planning organization for business and non-profits.
A coalition of East Bay organizations is calling for the police officers involved in the sexual exploitation of a Richmond minor to be held accountable.
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.
There were many professional African-American athletes who made meaningful contributions to society and the civil rights movement. But none had the revolutionary audacity of Muhammad Ali.