By Ann Bassette A new facility in North Richmond will offer women coming home from incarceration a stable living environment, a chance to begin rebuilding their life and for some the opportunity to reunite with their children. The Naomi House, located on Fred Jackson Way in North Richmond, is a two unit...

Story by Edgardo Cervano-Soto | Photos by David Meza   On a Tuesday morning in December, Richmond saw its first demonstration against police brutality and the killing of black and brown people at the hands of police. The RYSE Youth Center in Richmond spearheaded the event, bringing out over 200 people, who...

Interviews and Photos, Marco Villalobos Editor’s Note: When President Barack Obama proposed his $263-million spending package to expand the use of body cameras on officers, among other efforts to improve community-police relations, last month, he noted that “simmering distrust” of law enforcement is present in communities of color across the nation....

By Sonya Mann   Here’s an exciting prospect: shop locally without having to leave your house. With Christmas less than two weeks away, consider buying presents that can support your community at the same time. Etsy.com is a website where local artisans can sell handmade goods, and plenty of Richmond entrepreneurs have opened online shops...

Photo Essay, Ann Bassette With a smile spread across his lined face, Eli Williams, 76 surveys the senior filled tables around him in the Richmond Memorial Auditorium. He says he likes what he sees. “This reflects Richmond,” Williams said of the diversity of people around the room, people who reflect the history...

Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out at a recent local rally against police brutality. The...

Nancy Deville, Richmond Pulse A new weekly curbside service is helping Richmond businesses be a bit greener without the hassle. Richmond Sanitary has launched a commercial food scrap collection program to pick up scraps from businesses in Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Pinole, Hercules and unincorporated West Contra Costa County....

News Report, Jenny Manrique,  New America Media Posted: Dec 06, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO – As government officials and climate experts from around the world meet this week in Lima, Peru for a U.N. climate conference, tens of thousands worldwide have already been displaced by the effects of climate change. Some have remained within their country...

 News Report, Alfredo Camacho |South Kern Sol/ New America Media, BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- As thousands take to the streets in cities nationwide to express outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, another protest movement is sweeping through Mexican American and immigrant communities. Both are aimed at what...

By Nancy DeVille As open enrollment continues for benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Richmond health advocates are making an extra push to help residents learn what their options are. Through February, Californians who currently don’t have access to health plans through an employer or private insurer can obtain coverage through...

News Report, Viji Sundaram, New America Media    SAN PABLO, Calif. – Without treatment to replace her failing kidneys, Olga knows she will die. The 37-year-old single mother is desperate to get a transplant so she can get well enough to nurture and provide for her three children again – something she hasn’t been...

Story, Malcolm Marshall | Photos, David Meza It was a warm fall day, with temperatures near 70 degrees, when Iron Triangle residents and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Harbour 8, Richmond’s newest park, designed and built by local residents. “It takes a village to build a park,” said...

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