Richmond resident Andres Archila, 17, says he has a new perspective on policing. Archila was one of 25 graduates honored last week at the first-ever graduation ceremony of the Community Safety Academy, an eight-week program led by the Richmond Police Department.
Gentrification is defined as “the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.” But to many poor people of color, it’s essentially when white people come to our communities and, for better or worse, change these communities.
My parents are no longer my source of motivation. Instead, I’m inspired by the fun of being able to go to faraway places and experience new things in my life. My success may still make my parents smile. But that’s not why I’m doing it anymore.
An original play written by 23-year-old Richmond resident Deandre Evans takes the audience back to what it was like to live in North Richmond in the 1940s.
To recent high school graduates or anyone starting a new beginning, Richmond, despite its troubles, is a place that always allows you to call it home. Don’t be afraid to leave and start anew, but don’t take for granted the city and its people who helped you grow. We are Richmond wherever we go.
Seventy-five percent of California’s schools are facing a teacher shortage, according to Desiree Carver-Thomas, research and policy associate at Learning Policy Institute, a non-profit research organization based in Palo Alto. This is due to a “leaky bucket,” she said, in which there are more teachers leaving the profession than there are coming in.
A California state bill could change the lives of inner-city youth. Assembly Bill 37, introduced last December by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, would establish state standards for instruction in media arts.
Tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks continue to be marketed to young people in Richmond. Those are the findings of the Contra Costa Health Department’s 2016 Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Survey, part of a statewide campaign to improve the health of Californians.
I had never felt so sad over a guy until this. I began to question if he really was in love with me like he said he was. I wondered whether or not I could ever feel the same about another person without thinking they are only looking for one thing
The word sanctuary has taken on new power with the Trump administration’s aggressive stance on immigration enforcement. Youth reporters asked a cross section of peers from across California what sanctuary means to them.