Photo Essay, David Meza

Verde Elementary School in North Richmond hosted an anti-bullying rally on April 16th. The “Anti Bully Machine” event was organized by second grade teacher Lola Sims, with the goal of encouraging and teaching children how to treat each other with decency and respect at all times, and increase safety on campus [...]

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Khalid’s Corner • Khalid Elahi

I value life so much more now. I reminisce back on my younger days, how I used to play with my life — I kept it on the line, all the time. Power, dominance and control were traits that I picked up from nursing on the streets. I became a [...]

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By Will Harper

On any given Tuesday night at the RotaCare Richmond Free Medical Clinic, there is a steady stream of uninsured patients seeking health care from volunteer doctors and nurses. The weekly clinic, which provides free non-emergency care to adults and children, regularly operates at capacity.

The Richmond clinic – one of 12 RotaCare [...]

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New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Salmon Hossein, an Afghan-American Muslim working on a joint law and public policy degree at UC Berkeley and Harvard, says that his own family hates that he has a beard. The outward sign of his Muslim faith, he says, makes his family worry about [...]

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Interview  + Photo • David Meza

Editor’s Note: Tanya Rovira is a Health Education Specialist and Food Security Coordinator for Contra Costa Health Services Community Wellness and Prevention Program.  She is also co-chair of the Richmond Food Policy Council, a collaboration of community organizations, government agencies and individual community members whose mission is to create a local, equitable, [...]

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