News Feature, Chanelle Ignant
At a Friday night basketball game in late November, Richmond High School’s boys basketball coach, Robert Collins, paced the sidelines, yelling instructions to his team.
With less than 30 seconds left, and only a two-point lead over the Mount Diablo Devils, Collins had one command for his team.
“Don’t foul […]Continue Reading →
Story and Photos by Chanelle Ignant
Lenora Walker grew up playing basketball near Martin Luther King Park in Richmond. But when the Martin Luther King Community Center closed a few years ago, the park’s run down outdoor courts became her only option.
“All we had left were the courts here that had cracks [and] the […]Continue Reading →
News Report + Photos, Sukey Lewis
Coach John Island spoke forcefully into his fighter’s ear as they huddled in the red corner of the boxing ring. Jonny Perez was in the middle of his third and final fight at the 2014 Ringside World Championship in Kansas City, Missouri. […]Continue Reading →
Photo Essay, David Meza
Last week, Tempero Goiano Brazilian Restaurant in Richmond was full of people decked out in yellow and green—their hopes high for the Brazilian soccer team in its game against Germany. It would end up being a historic match.
Tempero Goiano was one of many local businesses that joined in the […]Continue Reading →
by Sukey Lewis
Kaylah Robinson jumps up and down rolling her head from side to side. Her deep brown eyes focus on the horizon—past the yards of track and two hurdles in front of her. Kaylah’s arms hang taut at her sides, fingers splayed apart. Every muscle in her long legs seems to vibrate.
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Photo Essay, Jennifer Baires
Bending slightly at the knees, Keyahlah Bean lifts a basketball over head and leans back before releasing the ball into an arc that ends with a trip around the rim of the basket, before falling through the net with a swish. “Yes!” the ecstatic eight-year-old yells, jumping up, hands raised above […]Continue Reading →
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