Community Gathers for a Summit on Peace

By Ann Bassette Miracle Temple Apostolic Church on the south side of Richmond was the site of the “Get the Hell Outta Richmond and Put More Love Into It,” peace summit on Feb. 7. The gathering, organized by community advocates Rodney “Alamo” Brown and Steven Parker, brought concerned residents together to talk about remedies to […]

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Photographer to Document Bike Culture in Richmond

By Joanna Pulido Gracefully riding through the bike lanes of Richmond, Josue Hernandez gets to his destinations with speed and ease. At 23, he has the energy and athleticism to bike everyday, but is calm and soft-spoken, with a mix of confidence and down to earth personality. Hernandez is a North Richmond resident working to […]

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Rich City Fashion

Photo Essay, Chanelle Ignant and David Meza Joggers or skinny jeans? Snapbacks or bucket hats? If you’re wondering what the hot fashion trends are in Richmond right now and where can you get in on the action, look no further. On a recent afternoon at the RYSE Youth Center a group of fashion conscious models […]

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Seeing Gardens in the Blight

Photo Essay, Luis Cubas Richmond is a city plagued with blight. While some areas are revitalized, too many lots are left empty throughout neighborhoods—standing out like gaps in a crooked smile. While out on a walk down California Avenue, in the North and East neighborhood near Richmond High School, I passed three large lots in […]

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Down a Player: How a High School Coach and Basketball Team is Carrying on in the Wake of a Homicide

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 […]

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A Glimpse of the Globe

by Monet Boyd   I always wanted to travel the world, and this summer I got the chance. It was my junior year at El Cerrito High School, and a friend nominated me for an ambassador position with Global Glimpse—a non-profit that provides life-changing global education to high school students. Global Glimpse partners with high […]

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Study: Trauma Follows Children Into Adulthood, Threat to Public Health in CA

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media Past experiences of childhood trauma are common among California adults, and those experiences correlate with harmful behaviors and chronic disease at a level that constitutes a “public health crisis,” according to a new study. The report by the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW), a health organization that […]

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Remembering Rodney

By Tania Pulido Rodney Frazier Jr. was 16 years-old, a teenager from North Richmond who loved basketball, his motorcycle, family and volunteering. On Fri., Nov. 7, his life was taken when he was shot dead in his front yard while trying to go home. I had the gift of working with Rodney this year, during […]

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