Read in English Por Edgardo Cervano-Soto Cuando Nora Vigil vio por primera vez las escenas de violencia doméstica y callejera en el nuevo filme local, Sin Padre, ella "pensó en la violencia que se produce en Richmond", a pesar de que la película está ambientada en el Distrito de la Misión en San...

Commentary by Maaika Marshall, RYSE Youth Justice Coordinator In cities and communities like Richmond, young people are often exposed to immense amounts of trauma and violence; and unfortunately, many of them are left to find their own ways to cope with the emotional and psychological aftermath.  But at least in Richmond, adults who support...

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media A new report shows the number of uninsured children in the United States is declining, especially among those living below the poverty line. But there are still over 5 million uninsured kids in the country, and they remain disproportionately Latino. Joan Alker, executive...

Leer en Español By Edgardo Cervano-Soto When Nora Vigil first saw the scenes of domestic and street violence in the new local film, Sin Padre, she “thought of the violence occurring in Richmond,” even though the film is set in San Francisco’s Mission District. Written and directed by Bay Area filmmaker Jay Francisco Lopez, Sin Padre screened...

Five Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips by Enitan Bereola Ed Note:  Enitan Bereola II is the author of, "BEREOLAESQUE: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate." His new book, "GENTLEWOMAN," will be released in December. Here, Bereola offers five etiquette tips for the Thanksgiving holiday. 1. The people that offer the least...

News Feature, Chanelle Ignant The gymnasium at Lavonya DeJean Middle School gave new meaning to the phrase “multi-purpose” last Saturday, when it was transformed into a baby shower venue for scores of expecting parents and their family members. The second annual Family Resource Fair, sponsored by 4 Richmond and West County...

Movie Review, Monet Boyd I recently had the privilege of watching the new movie, “12 Years a Slave,” which is based on a memoir by Solomon Northup. Northup was born in 1808 in Saratoga, New York as a free Black man. His book tells the story of his capture by slave...

BY DANIEL ZINGALE Four months after the greatest Supreme Court victory for LGBT Americans in history, we won our greatest legislative victory in the United States Senate: passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would make it illegal to fire someone for no other reason than being gay, lesbian, bisexual,...

Photo Essay, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Gwai Boonkeut wore a white t-shirt, emblazoned with an image of his deceased daughter, Chan Boonkeut, holding a rose. Her murder, he told a group of community members, was the undoing of his immigrant family, the failure of their American Dream. If there is anything positive to be...

by Pendarvis Harshaw SAN QUENTIN -- As I walk down the hill, beyond the blind curve, “the yard” reveals itself. I walk past groups of men congregated around tables. There are more inmates over on the running track, and about another dozen on the basketball courts. Men play catch on a...

A Spoken Word Theater Piece by Richmond Youth, March 7th & 8th at De Anza High School Theater “Po’Boys Kitchen” is a spoken word theater piece written, directed, and produced by Richmond youth. The central character of this show is the corner store itself, a Black-owned, family business in the heart...

Interview by Peter Schurmann, Video by Jacob Simas | New America Media Traducción al español Ed. Note: In September former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano took over as president of the University of California, the first-ever woman to hold that position. She now heads a $24 billion system of 10 campuses, five...

News Report,  Chanelle Ignant Every Thursday at the West County First 5 center in Richmond, a group of ten to twelve moms gathers to discuss the issues that matter most to them. The group, Kahawia Uzazi, which in Swahili language means “brown parenting,” is a space where African-American mothers can share...

Editor’s Note: Below is a transcribed excerpt from the October 26th broadcast of Street Soldiers, a live call-in radio show that airs every Sunday night on KMEL 106.1fm. The topic of discussion was California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which gives school districts more of a say in determining...

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