Almost every seat in the Nevin Community Center auditorium was filled with concerned residents and city officials as people recounted their reactions to the black cloud of smoke from the fire last month at Sims Metal Management scrap yard in Richmond.
The determined faces of Black historical figures sit at the entrance of the Multicultural Children’s Bookstore in the newly re-named Shops at Hilltop mall in Richmond. The display of books is a part of an initiative by the store operator Tamara Shiloh to promote the idea that “Black history can and should be taught all year.”
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.
Longtime Bay Area newspaper publisher and Richmond Pulse contributor Vernon Whitmore recently sat down with Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay to discuss some of the changes coming to Richmond, and how the city is positioning itself for new business and development in a way that benefits the entire community.