Friend’s Death Will Not Be in Vain

Commentary, Danny McLane Jr. Richmond is a city ridden with violence, drug abuse and robbery, among other things, including low high school graduation rates. In 2009, only 72 percent of the senior class actually graduated from Richmond High School as reported by City-Data.com. An even worse fact is that the graduation rates for African Americans […]

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Friend’s Death Will Not Be in Vain

Commentary, Danny McLane Jr. Richmond is a city ridden with violence, drug abuse and robbery, among other things, including low high school graduation rates. In 2009, only 72 percent of the senior class actually graduated from Richmond High School as reported by City-Data.com. An even worse fact is that the graduation rates for African Americans […]

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Looking After Grandma — Learning Responsibility

Commentary, Megael “Junior” Johnson Most people at some point in their lives are confronted with making a decision that will cause them hardship, but that will also help a loved one in the long run. I have been taking care of my grandmother at our home in Richmond since I was about 9 or 10 […]

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Staying Safe This Summer

Video, Sean Shavers Summertime brings rising temperatures, but unfortunately it can also bring a tremendous rise in crime to urban communities. Reporter Sean Shavers talked to young people to find out how they plan to stay safe in Richmond this summer.

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Danny McLane is College Bound

Video, Ann Bassette EDITORS’ NOTE: Danny McLane, 17, graduated from Richmond High School and will be attending San Jose State University to study biological engineering. He was honored at the College Bound Brotherhood Graduation Celebration. College Bound Brotherhood develops untapped and overlooked potential for broader community benefit.

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Community Hero: Gonzalo Rucobo

Video, Nancy Yabarra// Malcolm Marshall Gonzalo Rucobo went from being part of the problem to part of the solution when he changed his life and co-founded Bay Area Peacekeepers in 2005. BAP seeks to help save lives by bringing hope and change to those that society has discarded and that have been negatively impacted by […]

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College Dream Eludes Immigrant Valedictorian

First Person, Jessica Garcia// Audio, William Haynes People often speak about how college is a long, rigorous challenge, and I am sure it’s probably true. However, over the years I have proven to myself that I posses the commitment, desire, potential and determination to be academically successful. I’m not claiming that college will be easy, […]

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College Dream Eludes Immigrant Valedictorian

First Person, Jessica Garcia// Audio, William Haynes People often speak about how college is a long, rigorous challenge, and I am sure it’s probably true. However, over the years I have proven to myself that I posses the commitment, desire, potential and determination to be academically successful. I’m not claiming that college will be easy, […]

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Kennedy High Students Present Ideas for the Greenway in Richmond

Video, William Haynes/Malcolm Marshall/Min Lee RICHMOND, Ca — Kennedy High School Y-Plan students recently presented their suggestions for the Richmond Greenway at City Hall. Y-PLAN is an award-winning initiative where youth are engaged as genuine stakeholders and participants in local planning projects with the mentorship of UC Berkeley students in urban planning, design, and education.

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