More Unity, Less Division

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 that some […]

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A School Lunch I’d Gladly Eat

Commentary, Sean Shavers | Video, Ann Bassette

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.

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Recreating Richmond’s Home Front

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 kicked […]

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‘Youth of Color’ Voting Still Critical in Competitive Political Races

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah  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 the voting patterns of youth of color. “The issue of […]

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The Power of Being Outside

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 Enrichment […]

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Training Tomorrow’s Richmond Leaders Starts Today

Commentary, Vernon Whitmore   Approaching the November’s elections, I have been thinking more and more about Richmond’s future, not just after this year’s votes are cast, but in the years and generations to come. When I look at Richmond’s government today, one thing is clear: this city has a lot of older statesman. Richmond’s current […]

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The Push to Register Young Voters

by Luis Cubas It’s no secret that one of the groups least likely to register, or vote, is the youth. Now, a local group is hoping to help change that trend. September 23 is National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide campaign coordinated with volunteers and organizations to educate and reach out to to voters, while […]

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Internship Teaches Health Solutions to Local Teens

News Report, Sonya Mann/RP Editors Tamajiea Videau is 16 years old, just halfway through high school, and already she can picture her future career. “I always loved going to the doctor’s office,” Videau said. “Even if I had to get a shot. I didn’t enjoy that part, but I loved going,” she added, with a […]

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