News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Posted: November 28, 2011 “Raw… Talent!” “Raw… Talent!” With a call and response exercise, Molly Raynor gathers the attention of an energetic group of high school students inside her classroom at Making Waves. For weeks, the youth participants from “Richmond Artists With Talent” - or RAW Talent - have...

News Report, Lamar Littleton | Nov 15, 2011 Editor’s Note: This report is part of a two-part series produced by Richmond Pulse and Richmond Confidential. Read part two here. This report was written under a pseudonym for the author's protection. You may have heard of “cyber bullying,” but an even more deadly...

News Report/Audio, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Nov 14, 2011   One by one supporters of Occupy Richmond stood at the microphone and spoke their minds in front of Civic Center Auditorium on Veterans Day. More than 90 people attended the Occupy Richmond rally and shouted together, “We are the 99 percent!” Organized by a coalition of allies...

News Report/Audio, Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Posted: Nov 14, 2011   One by one supporters of Occupy Richmond stood at the microphone and spoke their minds in front of Civic Center Auditorium on Veterans Day. More than 90 people attended the Occupy Richmond rally and shouted together, “We are the 99 percent!” Organized by a coalition of allies...

News Report, Kia Croom The Occupy Movement has officially spread to Richmond. Approximately 90 Occupy Richmond demonstrators assembled on the steps of the Richmond Civic Auditorium for the first ever Occupy Richmond Public speak-out. More than 20 demonstrators signed up to share testimonies concerning their struggles with foreclosure, unemployment and their...

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...

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