Why I Want to Leave

I know that there isn’t a perfect city that has perfect people and no crime, but I’d like to be somewhere where I feel at home.

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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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