I don’t believe there is a face to gun violence. You don’t have to be in a gang, on the streets, or a criminal to be a target. You could be just an innocent bystander. A bullet doesn’t know the difference.
My Kennedy High School reunion was a night that will be a lasting memory for me
It was all about stopping the violence and encouraging the kids at this year’s 10th annual Put the Guns Down Block Party led by Richmond community organizer Elana Bolds.
The California Endowment commends Governor Jerry Brown and the legislature for enacting AB 1008, also known as the “Ban the Box” law.
The conversation about annexing North Richmond has many residents divided. I grew up in Richmond, but North Richmond is my home.
First-time homeowner Elora Henderson of Richmond was forced from her home when a fire at an abandoned house spread to her home and another home next door.
Could voices of ordinary citizens have stopped the internment of Japanese Americans in WWII? This is the question panelists discussed during a forum in San Francisco’s focusing on how and why more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were rounded up and interned in concentration camps during WWII.
Staff at Portumex Restaurant on 23rd Street received welcome support on Saturday, Oct. 7 when community members came to clean up their back alley. Neighbors and volunteers from Kennedy High School and the Richmond Police Department began a remodel to transform it from a dark, trash-filled alley to a freshly painted, brightly lit corridor.
Halloween is normally my favorite holiday but over the years I’ve come to cringe when the day gets closer and closer. I dread having to think about non-natives or those who say, “It’s okay, my great grandmother was a Cherokee princess,” dehumanizing me and my culture as if it’s all fun and games.
Less famous but no less impressive as a narrator of local history is Andres Soto. Every few months, he conducts a “Toxics and Resilience Tour” of Richmond.