By Antoinette J. Evans If all goes according to plan, Richmond public schools -- and the students they serve -- will have something positive to look forward to, this fall and beyond. Back in 2010, California’s State Board of Education voted to adopt a new...

News Report • Susan Ferriss, The Center for Public Integrity Minors with mental health problems and other disabilities are held in “unconscionable conditions” of 23-hour solitary confinement and deliberately cut off from education and other rehabilitation at a San Francisco Bay Area juvenile hall, alleges a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal...

Profile, Pendarvis Harshaw In 2008, Reinaldi Gilder promised himself that he would never go back to jail. Since his release in December of that year, he’s not only managed to keep his word, he has also shown others that they can do the same. “Being on probation [is] kind of like being...

by Adrienne Chaney For Here Or To Go, a feature film being shot this summer in San Francisco and other locations across the Bay Area, is a commanding portrayal of the trials and challenges confronting Indian immigrants to the U.S., representing a first for the silver screen. And the story is...

Photo Essay, Luis Cubas [flagallery gid=7] For most, the word “anniversary” evokes memories of happy times. But on August 6th, the word took on an entirely different meaning in Richmond. It was on that date last year that a huge black cloud was seen pluming out of the Chevron Refinery, which was...

Leer en Español By Edgardo Cervano-Soto For over 100 years, the histories of Richmond and Chevron have been intertwined, to the extent that they sometimes seem like reflections of one another -- rival siblings who share the same DNA yet can’t stop squabbling. Last summer the relationship was strained once again, due to...

Political Commentary • Vernon Whitmore Editors Note:This is the first of a new column by Vernon Whitmore, former publisher of The Globe Newspapers. Whitmore is former President of the West Coast Black Publishers Association, Member of the California Black Media Group and a Richmond Chamber of Commerce Board member. Traditionally the political...

Read in English Por Nicole Hudley Nota del Editor: El pasado agosto una explosión e incendio en la refinaría Chevron en Richmond mando una columna vaporizada hacia el cielo y a las comunidades circundantes que se informó mando a 15.000 personas a salas de emergencias. El incendio y la fuga de tóxicos...

Read in English Por Edgardo Cervano-Soto Por más de 100 años, las historias de Richmond y Chevron han sido entrelazadas, a medida que a veces parecen como reflejos el uno del otro - hermanos rivales que comparten el mismo ADN pero no pueden dejar de pelear. El pasado verano, la relación se volvió...

By April Suwalsky Author’s Note: Jay Moss is one of the most tenacious and hard-working people I have encountered in Richmond. A passionate advocate and organizer at heart, Jay is a steadfast ally -- particularly to young people and emerging artists -- and a true mentor’s-mentor. He always makes certain that...

by RP Editors The Richmond City Council voted 6 to 1 to prohibit private contractors that do business with the city from inquiring about past criminal convictions on printed and on-line job applications. The new ordinance expands on a 2011 law that removed the question about past criminal convictions from city job...

Blog, Keyannie Norford When George Zimmerman was found not guilty and acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I was shocked. It completely confused me because this man followed an unarmed teenager, who was simply walking home to his family. Zimmerman followed Trayvon Martin after being advised by...

Report • Keyannie Norford In our community, when one has a loss, we all have a loss. Early Friday morning on July 5th, 911 received a call around 2:30am regarding a fire in the neighborhood of 21st Street in Richmond. Firefighters arrived to a tragic scene -- a detached garage behind...

Read in English Comentario • Pendarvis Harshaw El público soltó un enorme aplauso justo antes de comenzar la emisión privada de Fruitvale Station dentro del cine de Oakland Grand Lake. La mayoría del público entonces le dio la espalda a la pantalla para honrar a la madre de Oscar Grant, que estaba...

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