News Report, Tania Pulido In a time of turmoil around the world, the sense of sisterhood is essential to the struggle faced by oppressed people. When I grew up in Richmond, the idea of sisterhood was almost non-existent - something only shared within certain ethnic groups. Once, a girl come up...

Blog, Danita Davis//Video, Min Lee Editor's Note: With two lives lost in the first month of 2011, Richmond CA's RYSE Center is working with the youth to cope with the tragic loss to their community. Min Lee is a senior editor at Richmond Pulse.  

Report: Karina Guadalupe / Video: Min Lee SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The important role of play in the development of children is commonly underestimated; generally viewed as insignificant or frivolous at best. As a result, neighborhood parks are often designed without children in mind, thus failing to reach their full...

Blog, D'Vondre Woodards, Feb 28, 2011 Editor's Note: Following the shooting of a Richmond public transit bus, police are now being required to escort the 376 bus line as it makes it's way through North Richmond. I take the bus everyday in North Richmond to get across town, it helps me get to...

Photos  and Text by Karina Guadalupe When I need some time to myself  I walk along the shoreline trail at Miller Knox Park in Point Richmond.  I’ve been going to this park for a couple years now, most of the time by myself but sometimes with a close friend.  There is...

Blog, Kalei Meyers If you ask me even four million dollars is not enough to give that teenage rape victim victory. Each and every one of those men who raped her deserves to face life in prison. It doesn’t really matter how drunk she was, or what did or didn’t happen. No...

Editor's Note: Tyree Brown, 17, recently committed suicide in Richmond, CA. He was a student at Kennedy High. A candle light vigil was held at RYSE Center on Tuesday. Omm Alishlah, a friend of Tyree, was interviewed by Richmond Pulse at the vigil. "At first when I heard about Tyree, I was...

Blog,  Tania Pulido, Jan 21, 2011 Just days after 16 year-old Gene Grisby was gunned down in front of his grandmother’s home in Richmond, California - becoming the city’s first homicide of 2011 - over 400 school children rallied for peace on the Richmond Greenway, a stretch of hiking trail on...

Text: Sean Shavers //Video: Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jan 16, 2011 Editor’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, 2011 Editor'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, 2010 VALLEJO, 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...

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