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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Local Boxing Coach Training Champions in Richmond

News Report + Photos, Sukey Lewis “You better go Richmond on him!” Coach John Island spoke forcefully into his fighter’s ear as they huddled in the red corner of the boxing ring. Jonny Perez was in the middle of his third and final fight at the 2014 Ringside World Championship in Kansas City, Missouri. He […]

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Q&A: Remembering a Lost Son of Richmond – Terrance Kelly

Interview, Dr. Joseph Marshall Editor’s Note: From 1992-2004, the De La Salle High School football team in Concord, California won 151 straight games, setting a national record. The streak ended after one of the team’s standout players, Terrance Kelly of Richmond, was shot and killed — just days before he was to leave to attend […]

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Former Prisoner Finds Solitude, Joy, Working at Community Garden

Profile, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Brandon Clark, 25, loves being outdoors and meeting people, which makes his job managing the Edible Forest Garden on the Richmond Greenway an ideal fit. “This is the perfect location to have [a community garden] because of all the traffic that comes in and out of this place,” says Clark. “When you […]

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For Depressed Youth, A Chance to Break the Silence

News Report, Marco Villalobos When Amber Cavarlez was 16 years old, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. As the oldest child, she cared for both her mother and her younger brother. During the time that her mother was sick, and even after her mother’s passing, the family didn’t discuss what was happening, and Cavarlez kept […]

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Khalid’s Corner: Thought is Power

by Khalid Elahi You are, what you say you are. People are unconscious of their power. To be anything in life, you have to tell yourself what you are. It starts with saying,”I am____” What you put after “I am” will propel you to become just that. Every day you are working towards what, and […]

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Why Doctors Medical Center Can’t Close

Commentary, Melvin Willis Back in March 2014 while I was visiting my mom at her home she suddenly lost her breath, and couldn’t catch it. Her breathing was so labored she could barely talk. An ambulance came and took her to the nearest public hospital, just 5 minutes from her house—Doctors Medical Center. The team […]

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