Text: Sean Shavers //Video: Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jan 16, 2011Editor’s note: The first murder of 2011 in the 6th most dangerous city in America started with a fist fight and months later ended in Gene Grisby, 16, being gunned down in front of his grandmother's home in Richmond, Calif. On Thursday, two suspects -...

Video, Malcolm Marshall, Ann Bassette and Donny Lumpkins, Posted: Jan 08, 2011Editor's Note: David Benjamin is becoming a computer expert at the Stride Computer Center in Richmond, CA. With help from the city's Office of Neighborhood Safety, David in on his way to completing his career goals. Donny Lumpkins is...

News Feature, Christina Lopez, Posted: Dec 31, 2010 To listen to the audio report click here.Three boys. One dream.Kennedy High School football players JaVon Jones, Isaiah McClain and Leonard Waldon have all become star players of their high school football team. But not long ago, they didn’t imagine themselves getting off...

Pogo Park from New America Media on Vimeo.Editor's Note: Though Richmond California has been ranked the 6th most dangerous city in the country, that hasn't stopped residents like Toody Maher from trying to revitalize the Iron Triangle with a new community park called Pogo Park. Sean Shavers is a content...

New America Media, Video, Commentary:Kevin Weston // Video: Ann Bassette, Malcolm Marshall and Paul Billingsley, Posted: Dec 21, 2010VALLEJO, Calif.—In the Bay Area, the veneer of police impunity seems to be thinning even as high-profile cases of police shooting unarmed black men – in Oakland and nearby Vallejo -- continue...

News Report, Donny Lumpkins //Produced by Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Dec 20, 2010Editor's Note: The Alive & Free Training has just been introduced to Richmond. It is designed to inspire individual behavior change and reduce risky behaviors that often contribute to homicide or other violent crimes. We spoke to one of...

Khalid Elahi directs Way Out Incorporated, an organization dedicated to combating youth violence in Richmond, California. He shared his insights into how to break the youth cycle of violence in his hometown, as told to reporter Malcom Marshall.My name is Khalid Elahi. I’m a community activist and football coach, and...

News Feature, Poornima Weerasekara, Posted: Dec 02, 2010RICHMOND, Calif.— When Dr. Donna Guenther, a physician and photojournalist who documents AIDS orphans in India, first met Yesusbabu, an HIV-positive toddler in Vijayawada, South India, she was shocked to hear what the doctors had told his grandfather.At three and a half years of...

Audio, Donny Lumpkins and Malcolm Marshall , Posted: Dec 03, 2010 Editor's Note: While Richmond, California may be plagued with high crime rates and low unemployment the news of a potential casino has given hope to one young man who thinks will give Richmond a much needed economic boost. Donny Lumpkins...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Representatives from three Bay Area communities that are disproportionately affected by pollution met recently to discuss how to join forces in the fight for cleaner air and neighborhoods. The new Toxic Triangle Coalition, founded by the Reverend Dr. Daniel Buford of the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland,...

MP3RICHMOND, Calif.—Rosie Esparza has been out of work for over a year and a half. The 33-year-old mother was laid off from her job as a pharmacy tech and hasn’t been able to find another job in her field.When she first lost her job, she collected unemployment benefits. She’s now...

Richmond Pulse, Video, Sean Shavers, Posted: Nov 16, 2010Months after the city of Richmond was shocked by a brazen shooting in the middle of a church service, the congregation at New Gethsemane Church of God and Christ has pulled together and grown. Sean Shavers is a content producer at YO! Youth...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Earlier this month, unions representing Richmond, Calif., police and firefighters unleashed a series of vicious attacks against Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, a Green Party member who is running for a second term. The attacks focused on her bankruptcy filing shortly before she ran for City Council in 2004 and...

Markesia Huey spent over a decade as a drug addict on the streets of Richmond, Calif., but after prison, she couldn't get clean in her hometown.Richmond Pulse is a project of New America Media focusing on health and community coverage in the city of Richmond. The project is supported by...

Video, Min LeeRichmond, Calif., celebrated a day of action to combat climate change and inform the community about global warming, green jobs and sustainable living. Min Lee is a content producer at New America Media.International Day of Action for Climate Change from New America Media on Vimeo....

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