News Feature,  Adrienne Chainey

Happy Third of July, Richmond! As odd as it seems, the City of Richmond puts on their official fireworks show every year on the third and not the fourth – but nevertheless, the celebration has become a special event, where spectators are treated to a live performance by the Oakland East Bay [...]

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Profile, Monet Boyd

On the outside, Corey Mason is a regular fellow with long thick hair, which he wears pulled back in a ponytail. His “uniform” almost always consists of some sort of inspirational t-shirt, with black pants and comfortable shoes. His braided goatee makes slight movements every time he speaks.

On the inside, he [...]

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First Person, Rosa Solorzano, New America Media Posted: Jul 03, 2013

Photo: Alvaro Mauricio Solorzano in his BART uniform, with his children outside their home in Pittsburg, Calif. circa 1980.

OAKLAND – I was raised riding BART. My father, Alvaro Mauricio Solorzano, landed a job with Bay Area Rapid Transit when I was [...]

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Photo Essay • Leah Andritsch, New America Media

Last weekend’s San Francisco Pride Parade came days after a Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied benefits of marriage to same-sex couples. The court also dealt a blow to proponents of California’s Proposition 8, the voter-approved initiative that banned same-sex marriage. [...]

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News Feature, Tania Pulido

What do you like to do on a Saturday? On June 15th about 40 Richmond High school students, community members, and Bay Area residents chose to gather, ready to work, on an unproductive lot of land on the corner of Market St. and 23rd St in San Pablo. The group broke [...]

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