Richmond’s Secret Art Gallery

Photos  and Text by Karina Guadalupe When I need some time to myself  I walk along the shoreline trail at Miller Knox Park in Point Richmond.  I’ve been going to this park for a couple years now, most of the time by myself but sometimes with a close friend.  There is an abandoned building that […]

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Settlement for Rape Victim Isn’t Enough

Blog, Kalei Meyers If you ask me even four million dollars is not enough to give that teenage rape victim victory. Each and every one of those men who raped her deserves to face life in prison. It doesn’t really matter how drunk she was, or what did or didn’t happen. No means no and that […]

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I Miss My Friend — R.I.P. Tyree

Editor’s Note: Tyree Brown, 17, recently committed suicide in Richmond, CA. He was a student at Kennedy High. A candle light vigil was held at RYSE Center on Tuesday. Omm Alishlah, a friend of Tyree, was interviewed by Richmond Pulse at the vigil. “At first when I heard about Tyree, I was just in shock. If […]

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Youth Honor King, March For Peace In Richmond

Blog,  Tania Pulido, Jan 21, 2011 Just days after 16 year-old Gene Grisby was gunned down in front of his grandmother’s home in Richmond, California – becoming the city’s first homicide of 2011 – over 400 school children rallied for peace on the Richmond Greenway, a stretch of hiking trail on the southern border of […]

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When a Fight Never Ends—Richmond’s First Murder of 2011

Text: Sean Shavers //Video: Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jan 16, 2011 Editor’s note: The first murder of 2011 in the 6th most dangerous city in America started with a fist fight and months later ended in Gene Grisby, 16, being gunned down in front of his grandmother’s home in Richmond, Calif. On Thursday, two suspects – the alleged shooter and […]

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Football Saved Their Lives

News Feature, Christina Lopez, Posted: Dec 31, 2010 To listen to the audio report click here. Three boys. One dream. Kennedy High School football players JaVon Jones, Isaiah McClain and Leonard Waldon have all become star players of their high school football team. But not long ago, they didn’t imagine themselves getting off the streets. […]

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Re-Inventing Parks in the Iron Triangle

Pogo Park from New America Media on Vimeo. Editor’s Note: Though Richmond California has been ranked the 6th most dangerous city in the country, that hasn’t stopped residents like Toody Maher from trying to revitalize the Iron Triangle with a new community park called Pogo Park. Sean Shavers is a content producer and Min Lee […]

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The Mehserle Effect—Vallejo Shooting Tests Era of Police Accountability

New America Media, Video, Commentary:Kevin Weston // Video: Ann Bassette, Malcolm Marshall and Paul Billingsley, Posted: Dec 21, 2010 VALLEJO, Calif.—In the Bay Area, the veneer of police impunity seems to be thinning even as high-profile cases of police shooting unarmed black men – in Oakland and nearby Vallejo — continue to occur. Aftershocks following […]

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Richmond Mom Uses Social Network to Mourn Murdered Son

News Report, Story by: Donny Lumpins // Photos by: Kerri Connolly // Audio by: Malcolm Marshall, Oct 05, 2010 Editor’s Note: In 2006, Travante James was tragically murdered in Richmond. While mourning the loss of her son, Kelly Smith began writing on Travante’s MySpace page in hopes of reaching out to the person who killed […]

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