Interview • Malcolm Marshall
EDITOR’S NOTE: Richmond’s De Anza High School recently received a Gold Ribbon Schools Award from the California Department of Education. The award recognizes schools that have made gains implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education
By David Meza
Even though the weather threatened to rain on their parade, nearly 700 Richmond commuters took part in the annual Bike to Work Day May 14.
by Malcolm Marshall
More than 15 years after a landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health brought attention to mental illness as an “urgent health concern,” many youth and adults with mental illness are still not getting the treatment they need.
News Feature, Adeshina Emmanuel, Chicago Reporter
Over a period of nearly 20 years, Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his “midnight crew” allegedly tortured at least 119 people, forcing them to make confessions.
The police officers beat the victims, burned them with lit cigarettes and handcuffed them to hot radiators. They tied plastic bags over their heads and nearly suffocated them. They put cattle prods on their genitals and in their mouths and electrocuted them.
Video, Ann Bassette
EDITOR”S NOTE:The Bay Area Black Journalists Association hosted “Walking the Line: Reporting on Protests and Police Response,” on April 4 at the UC Berkeley Journalism School.
The conversation featured professional journalists, citizen journalists and law enforcement officials weighing in on the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the Bay Area and the media coverage surrounding the protests.