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.
A video surfaced in early May showing two police officers in the city of Merced, in California’s Central Valley, tackling a young black man who was stopped for riding his bike on the street.
If we think the problem is a few bad seeds, then we aren’t able to properly critique an entire system that has terrorized marginalized communities for centuries.
The Iron Triangle’s annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 26 — sponsored by the City of Richmond’s Crime Prevention Department and the Richmond Police, among others — has become a family tradition in the neighborhood for children of all ages.