by Khalid Elahi
You are, what you say you are.
People are unconscious of their power. To be anything in life, you have to tell yourself what you are. It starts with saying,”I am____”
What you put after “I am” will propel you to become just that.
Every day you are working towards [...]Continue Reading →
Commentary, Melvin Willis
Back in March 2014 while I was visiting my mom at her home she suddenly lost her breath, and couldn’t catch it. Her breathing was so labored she could barely talk. An ambulance came and took her to the nearest public hospital, just 5 minutes from her house—Doctors Medical Center.
The team [...]Continue Reading →
Commentary, Luis Cubas
RICHMOND, Calif. – From the moment I woke up, I realized there was something unusual about the morning. The sun wasn’t out, the birds weren’t singing, and instead of the school bus my dad would be taking me to school.
I soon realized why that bus hadn’t come: walking to school my [...]Continue Reading →
By Manuel Martinez
I’ve called Richmond home since as far back as I can remember, but it was just two years ago that I finally felt like this place accepted me—and it was thanks to a little blue card, my social security number.
From the moment I got my “documents,” my outlook on life [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
EDITOR’S NOTE: There are over 58,000 children and teens in California’s foster care system. These young people are removed from their families, and cared for by the state, because of abuse and neglect at home.
Julia Gayfield, 21, is a multi-racial, former foster youth, living in Richmond. She was removed from her parents and placed into [...]Continue Reading →
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