Commentary, Asani Shakur
Recently, I came across some of the rhetoric that has taken place in the Richmond City Council.
I saw on Youtube that Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles was chastised and made a mockery of for wearing an African head wrap at one of the city council meetings. What bothered my heart was [...]Continue Reading →
Commentary by Sean Shavers
When I was in high school in Oakland, I never really questioned the cafeteria menu, I just knew that I wasn’t eating it because it didn’t look appealing and I had other options. For years school lunch was considered nasty and inedible by me and my peers. Many of us would [...]Continue Reading →
Photo Essay, Ann Bassette
Richmond hosted its 8th annual Home Front Festival on October 11 with a new theme — Kids Can Do It.
As always, it was a popular event driving scores of families to come out, enjoy the Richmond waterfront and celebrate the impressive history and beauty of the area.
The day [...]Continue Reading →
Youth voter turnout in North Carolina, including a sizeable segment of ethnic voters, will play a critical role in determining whether Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan retains her seat against Republican challenger, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, according to data on [...]Continue Reading →
Story and Video • Edgardo Cervano-Soto
Manuel Martinez thought his future would follow the life of his father. When he was 17, he thought he’d work in construction after high school. Despite living in Richmond since the age of one, Martinez didn’t think he had many options because of his undocumented status.
Farther north, [...]Continue Reading →
By Zaira Sierra
For over four years, I’ve worked with Richmond families. I’ve volunteered with Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization assisting undocumented youth with their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications and Building Blocks for Kids where I was part of the Community Engagement and Advocacy Team. Recently, I joined the Youth [...]Continue Reading →
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