RP Editors

On April 5 a public meeting called by State Senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier took place at the Richmond Memorial Civic Center to review what caused the Chevron fire and explosion last August. Federal investigators who attended the review determined that neglect by Chevron led directly to the catastrophe. Investigators [...]

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News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Jael Myrick’s appointment to the Richmond City Council brought a fitting end to a city election cycle dominated by insider politics and affiliations. Fitting because Myrick, a charismatic and unassuming 27 year-old, was able to secure his seat while staying above the fray of Richmond’s combative politics. In fact, he [...]

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News Analysis • Antoinette Evens

Public schools in California will no longer be ranked strictly by student performance on standardized test scores but by a number of other factors such as student readiness for college and the workplace, and other criteria that are yet to be determined by the State of California. The fact that [...]

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Contact: Hanif Houston, 510-684-0322, hhouston@childrensdefense.org

Oakland, CA—Yesterday, public officials, policymakers, community organizations, youth advocates, and the public gathered at Oakland City Hall for the Children’s Defense Fund-California’s School and Community Safety Forum, a pioneering event that highlighted the innovative work being done across the East Bay Area to make classrooms and streets safer for youth. [...]

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by Asani Shakur

The “b-word” is so commonly used today, that it’s not really perceived as a bad word anymore. Young boys and girls hear it often in the music they listen to and other aspects of pop culture and they start using it themselves, without really understanding what it means.

Many of us, however, [...]

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Karina Guadalupe • additional interviews by Paul Billingsley

The news of 20-year-old Lincoln Plair’s death was a shock to all of us who knew him. By now, I’m sure everyone else has heard about what happened. On Monday, March 4, Lincoln was shot and killed in the Iron Triangle neighborhood while he was washing [...]

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