Interview, Dr. Joseph Marshall / Street Soldiers Radio Posted: Jul 16, 2013 Editor's Note: In an excerpt from an interview with Street Soldiers radio host Dr. Joseph Marshall, Oakland-based civil rights attorney John Burris discusses the recent not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder case. Burris is...

Leer en Español Question & Answer, Nicole Hudley Editor's Note: Last August, an explosion and fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif. sent a vaporized plume into the sky and into surrounding communities that reportedly sent 15,000 people to emergency rooms. The fire and toxic release sparked both state and federal...

Leer en Español Commentary • Pendarvis Harshaw OAKLAND, Calif. -- The crowd let out a monstrous applause just before the private screening of Fruitvale Station began inside Oakland’s Grand Lake Theatre. The majority of the audience then turned away from the screen, toward the back left corner of the room to honor...

News Feature, Adrienne Chainey Happy Third of July, Richmond! As odd as it seems, the City of Richmond puts on their official fireworks show every year on the third and not the fourth – but nevertheless, the celebration has become a special event, where spectators are treated to a live...

Profile, Monet Boyd On the outside, Corey Mason is a regular fellow with long thick hair, which he wears pulled back in a ponytail. His “uniform” almost always consists of some sort of inspirational t-shirt, with black pants and comfortable shoes. His braided goatee makes slight movements every time he speaks. On...

First Person, Rosa Solorzano, New America Media Posted: Jul 03, 2013 Photo: Alvaro Mauricio Solorzano in his BART uniform, with his children outside their home in Pittsburg, Calif. circa 1980. OAKLAND – I was raised riding BART. My father, Alvaro Mauricio Solorzano, landed a job with Bay Area Rapid Transit when I...

Photo Essay • Leah Andritsch, New America Media Last weekend’s San Francisco Pride Parade came days after a Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied benefits of marriage to same-sex couples. The court also dealt a blow to proponents of California’s Proposition 8, the voter-approved initiative...

News Feature, Tania Pulido What do you like to do on a Saturday? On June 15th about 40 Richmond High school students, community members, and Bay Area residents chose to gather, ready to work, on an unproductive lot of land on the corner of Market St. and 23rd St in San...

Video • Edgardo Cervano-Soto Richmond Pulse took to the streets of San Pablo to ask residents their opinion of the city's new police surveillance program. The program includes installing cameras, license plate readers, and gun shot detectors along the the borders between San Pablo and Richmond. The San Pablo City Council...

News Report • Donny Lumpkins and Peter Schurmann For years Gregory Greer has gotten up in the early morning hours to make the 15-mile trip from his home in Vallejo to his job as a property manager in nearby Richmond. A renter, Greer and his wife, Wynona, say owning a...

News Report • Edgardo Cervano-Soto It took five years of community organizing, government meetings, and filling out grant applications, but the Elm Playlot on 7th and Elm Street is on track to become one of the most innovative parks in the City of Richmond. Pogo Park, a grassroots non-profit in Richmond,...

Commentary, David Cunningham, New America Media Ed. Note: In June, youth advocates testified before a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee in Sacramento in support of AB 1006, which would require court and probation officers to inform youth offenders of how to seal their records upun turning 18. The...

Documento Fotográfico, Salud y Ambiente de Richmond Cientos de miembros de la comunidad salieron a la tercera anual Major Taylor Bike Fiesta en la primaria Lincoln el 1˚ de junio. La fiesta de bicicletas incluyo comida gratis, reparaciones a bicicletas, rifas de bicicletas, cascos, rodeos de bicicletas, un santuario de salud...

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