News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers  |    November 13, 2011 The Richmond Rockets basketball team kicked off their season with an exciting 78 - 71 victory win over the Bay Area Matrix. Hundreds of fans of all ages poured into Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center to watch the...

News Report, Kia Croom | Photo, Robert Rogers  |    November 13, 2011 The Richmond Rockets basketball team kicked off their season with an exciting 78 - 71 victory win over the Bay Area Matrix. Hundreds of fans of all ages poured into Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center to watch the...

Come enjoy an afternoon of spoken word, film, music and dance by our very own Wave-makers (including middle school students from the Making Waves Academy)! The students of RAW Talent will use performance art to tell the stories of those who are usually silenced; to explore the roots of poverty...

Video, Malcolm Marshall The Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice convened in Richmond, California to showcase models for addressing environmental justice topics and identify partnership opportunities to plan for a sustainable and livable Richmond for all.

News Report, Kia Croom It used to be a vacant lot on the corner of 4th Street and MacDonald Avenue in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood; a place for people to illegally dump their unwanted refuse; a public safety hazard at worst and an eyesore at best. Now, it’s a housing development...

By: Lexi Pandell | October 25, 2011 – Richmond Confidential Office of Neighborhood Safety staff and supporters spoke publicly Monday night about the details of the fistfight that broke out among seven young men on October 14 in City Hall and what the altercation means for the future of ONS. In...

Photo Essay, Todd Spencer The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) hosted the 25th Annual Harmony Walk to End Hunger on Saturday, October 22nd. Presented by Chevron, the Harmony Walk is the largest fundraiser in West Contra Costa County. ...

By: Wendi Jonassen | October 25, 2011 – Richmond Confidential Richmond hosted its first public meeting on its Climate Action Plan Monday, asking for community input about environmental and community priorities and concerns before the city hires a consultant. The consultant firm will be in charge of drafting and implementing policies targeted...

News Feature, Kia Croom Continuously over the last four years, Jessica Comstock, 22, has been homeless, relying on a network of local emergency shelters for her survival. She is just one of a growing number of young people between the ages of 18-24 who are slipping into homelessness in the city of...

News Feature, Kim MacDonald On a warm, Fall evening in the Bay Area's North Richmond scores of residents came out to the Missionary Baptist Church for the first of what organizers hope will be a series of “night walks," calling attention to street violence and proposing a ceasefire in the city...

EDITOR’S NOTE: A mother struggles to support her three children after her husband is arrested and deported for having no papers. Juan Ramirez, 38, and Angelica Garcia, 34, migrated from Mexico to the United States in search of a better way of life 18 years ago. And like many...

Video, Sean Shavers, Ann Bassette Family and friends remember activist, author and composer Fred Jackson at a memorial service at North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church. ...

Photo Essay, Karina Guadalupe and Nancy Ybarra Walking through Central Richmond every day, I can’t help but notice all the garbage around, all the for sell, foreclosed and abandoned houses. I pass by flowers on a corner; there to remember someone who died.  A day doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t ask...

Commentary, Sean Shavers All my life I’ve been taught to despise the police, and for that matter, any other law enforcement official. I even had a saying: “From the Pigs to the Feds, may they all drop dead.” Now, you could say that was scandalous, wrong and just plain trifling. But...

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