Love in the Time of Turf Wars

On February 12, 2013 By

Play Review • Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Walking into the theater at El Cerrito High School for RAW Talent’s new stage play, one automatically sensed there were two parallel stories taking place. One story was printed on the admission ticket – “Te’s Harmony”, a modern re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set amid the turf wars of Richmond, [...]

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How I Came to Know My History

On February 7, 2013 By

Commentary, Asani Shakur

The history of my ancestors is a rich history. Although Black history, sadly, is marked with the brutality and inhumanity of slavery, I also see tenacity in our history — the will, the passion and the ability to still dream, despite the harsh realities. Our ancestors left guidance for us in the [...]

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Press Release • Anna Challet, New America Media

Ed. Note: Organized in the fall of 2012, the Soda Sucks anti-advertising campaign, sponsored by New America Media, invited youth from across California to “outsmart the soda advertisers.” Soda Sucks awards were contested in two categories: poster and spoken word/video. Winners shared in a $3200 cash prize. Winning [...]

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By April Suwalsky

Born “somewhere between city and country” in Danville, Virginia, Dedan Kimathi Ji Jaga, 65, is a positive force in Richmond and a citizen of the world. Documentarian, media producer, cultural commentator, martial artist, family man, veteran, activist, teacher, and global excursionist — he is a formidable presence with a critical perspective, whose [...]

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Profile, Malcolm Marshall

Betty Reid Soskin is our country’s oldest National Park Ranger and one of the most beautiful people I have met in Richmond. I had the pleasure of meeting her recently as she led a bus tour of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. According to [...]

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News Feature, Tania Pulido

Richmond High is one of the few schools in the city that offers an Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) for teen mothers; and every year, a new wave of young moms attends the yearlong program. Back when I was in high school, a friend once told me she was on the waiting [...]

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