About 40 people took part in the 5th annual Ride of Silence in Richmond last month, part of a national bike ride to bring attention to cyclists maimed or killed while riding on urban streets. But in Richmond, the ride took on a bigger meaning, commemorating all those who had been killed in the city.
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.
Assembly Bill 2246, introduced by California Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, who represents Long Beach, would require local school districts and schools to devise suicide prevention policies targeting high-risk students.
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.
Myrtle Avenue School in Lamont has structured recess before lunch, and it has improved students health and behavior, according to Parent Partners and Myrtle Avenue School Principal Maria Ozuna.