Interview, Vernon Whitmore

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Richmond mayoral candidate Uche Uwahemu came to the Unites States 28 years ago from Nigeria. He grew up in Washington DC, before moving to the Bay Area and settling in Richmond. After over a decade working in non-profits, Uwahemu is now the CEO of Cal Bay Consulting Group, a strategic [...]

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News Report, Nancy Deville

 

Paying for college will soon become much easier for Richmond families, with city officials announcing a new program that will cover college tuition fees for local high school graduates.

The $35 million, 10-year initiative known as Richmond Promise will cover college tuition for Richmond students who graduate from any West [...]

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News Report, Malcolm Marshall

 

Chevron’s century-old Richmond refinery moved a step closer to a $1 billion upgrade following approval from the city’s councilmembers Tuesday night.

In a contentious meeting that lasted late into the night, the Richmond City Council approved the controversial upgrade to the refinery, with a 5-0-2 vote by the Council—Mayor Gayle [...]

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News Report, Nancy Deville

Richmond’s plan to implement guidelines to curb hate speech during council meetings is gaining support from residents tired of the constant negative interruptions, but others worry the move will limit their First Amendment rights.

The council recently voted for the city attorney and police chief to explore rules and procedures the [...]

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By Asani Shakur

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, an act that made it illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion sex or national origin in the United States. Bay Area leaders came together on June 18th at Beebe Memorial Cathedral Church in Oakland to celebrate and commemorate [...]

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News Report, RP Editors | Photos, David Meza

 

The fight to save Doctors Medical Center from closing continued this week with a rally organized by nurses and other staff at the hospital.

The “Save Doctors Medical Center” rally was held Monday at Richmond Civic Center Plaza. About two-dozen people came out for the rally [...]

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