The Tough Road to Finding My Strength

Tired of losing my strength and stability, slowly but surely, I made progress for myself by getting help from family members. I let them know how I felt physically, emotionally, mentally, and I was truthful about what was going on with me at school.

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Gentrification Means More White People Moving In

Gentrification is defined as “the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.” But to many poor people of color, it’s essentially when white people come to our communities and, for better or worse, change these communities.

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Leaving Richmond Shouldn’t Be a Marker of Success

To recent high school graduates or anyone starting a new beginning, Richmond, despite its troubles, is a place that always allows you to call it home. Don’t be afraid to leave and start anew, but don’t take for granted the city and its people who helped you grow. We are Richmond wherever we go.

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How the Teacher Shortage Affects Richmond Students

Seventy-five percent of California’s schools are facing a teacher shortage, according to Desiree Carver-Thomas, research and policy associate at Learning Policy Institute, a non-profit research organization based in Palo Alto. This is due to a “leaky bucket,” she said, in which there are more teachers leaving the profession than there are coming in.

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