This month, Melvin Willis, 26, became the youngest person elected to the Richmond City Council. He spoke with the Pulse about his priorities for the council, which now has a majority of members backed by the RPA.
The most important thing to do now, advocates say, is to make sure immigrants know their rights.
UC President Janet Napolitano says there are a lot of questions about how a Trump presidency will impact the university.
Young Richmond residents reflect on what the election of Donald Trump means for their families and their view of themselves as immigrants.
Proposition 58 would reverse California’s 20-year ban on bilingual education, during which time San Francisco saw a flourishing of multilingual programs.
As a formerly incarcerated woman and now a criminal justice reform activist, I was overwhelmed with emotion when I first read about Proposition 57. I immediately thought of my older brother, who at 17 was sentenced as an adult to life in prison
After serving six years on the Richmond Planning Commission, Ben Choi is vying for a seat on the City Council. An account manager at Marin Clean Energy, Choi’s campaign is supported by the Richmond Progressive Alliance.
Jim Rogers served on the Richmond City Council from 2002 to 2014. He is also a former member of the Board of Supervisors in Contra Costa County. He is currently working as a financial planner. He spoke with Richmond Pulse about the short-term and long-term ways to solve the city’s affordable housing problem.
Cesar Zepeda may be new to Richmond’s politics, but he’s no stranger to community organizing. The longtime Richmond resident is the president of both the Hilltop District Neighborhood Council and the Hilltop District Homeowners and Stakeholders Association. He’s a co-founder of Richmond Rainbow Pride, the city’s first known LGBT organization.
Uche Uwahemu is a newcomer to Richmond politics, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2014. He is the president of Cal Bay Consulting Group, a strategic planning organization for business and non-profits.