Richmond High School held its first-ever Black Graduation ceremony in May, honoring African-American students’ academic achievements and cultural heritage.
A recent career summit in Richmond focused on building career pathways for students who live in low-income communities and students of color.
When JG Larochette, then a teacher at Coronado Elementary School, introduced his third grade class to yoga, he had no idea that it was the first step toward starting a non-profit centered on wellness.
The sidewalks of downtown Richmond served as the canvas. About 100 students from Making Waves Academy filled the two-block span of Macdonald Avenue between Harbour Way and 12th Street with colorful, temporary chalk artwork of what Richmond means to them.
Many parents and community members showed up to express their concerns over the superintendent search and the short timeline allocated to elect a candidate by July 1. They said they were upset about the rushed timeline and lack of community engagement. They also expressed doubts about what they said were inequitable use of bond funds.
I started fancy-shawl dancing about seven years ago, thanks to a generous women who volunteered her time once a month to teach me. I chose to fancy-shawl dance because of what it represents.
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.
In California, “juvenile court schools” – the schools for kids detained in the juvenile justice system – are failing at the job of educating young people in detention, according to a new study.
Brittany Gandy is one step closer to getting her life back on track. For the past two years, the 23-year-old has been burdened by unpaid traffic fines and dealing with a suspended driver’s license.
In 2014, it seemed as if Craigslist posted a new security position every few hours. Even my peers spoke as if security represented a gold mine. “You can pick your own schedule, with guaranteed overtime and pay above minimum wage,” they said. What high school graduate would turn that down?