Plan Ahead, Richmond: BART Shutdowns To Affect 100K

By Nancy DeVille | Photo Courtesy of Richmond Confidential

Richmond residents may want to think twice before heading across the bay Aug. 1-2 and again on Labor Day weekend Sept. 5-7, as a Bay Area Rapid Transit tube closure is expected to displace about 100,000 transbay BART passengers.

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Anna Devere Smith Takes on School-to-Prison Pipeline

Review, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Many students may not have heard of the “school-to-prison pipeline,” but they experience the reality up close. It is a series of steps the criminal justice and education system are taking to over-police, criminalize and punish students of color, specifically black and Latino students.

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Will My Family Benefit from the New Richmond?

Commentary, Keisa Reynolds

I am from Richmond. Despite attending K-12 in El Cerrito and being more familiar with its sites and people, it never felt right to claim being from there. I am from Richmond, where I can hop on a bus and run into at least two people who know my sisters or my parents

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Call for California Asians and Hispanics to Show United Front on Health4All

Viji Sundaram, News Report | New America Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Even as health care advocates are celebrating California’s recent “landmark victory” in getting its undocumented children health care, Latino and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities should show a united front and make sure that all of the state’s undocumented residents get the same benefit, urged Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens.

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