By Ronvel Sharper The RYSE Youth Center in Richmond was filled with electric energy last month when over 200 people came out to enjoy free food and entertainment by local rappers, dancers and spoken word artists at its sixth annual Back 2 School Summer Jam....

News Report, Viji Sundaram | New America Media A California health watchdog put e-cigarette manufacturers on alert on September 2, warning them that if they don’t recall the products they have sold on the California market within 60 days, they could be sued....

By Ronvel Sharper Last year, during my sophomore year at Richmond High School, I joined a group that from the first meeting gave me hope that we could make a positive impact on the community. It felt safe and inclusive, a place where everyone can come together behind a goal and...

Interview, Steve Early Bill Jennings, a Black Panther Party (BPP) activist in Richmond 45 years ago spoke to reporter Steve Early about the Panthers’ local origins and a new feature-length documentary called “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.” The film opens in Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, and San Rafael on...

By Luis Cubas Clouds couldn’t stop the annual Walk to Nature, hosted by local nonprofit YES Nature to Neighborhoods, on August 29. Nearly four hundred people came out to attend this year’s walk, designed to introduce residents of Richmond’s flatlands to the regional parks that line the city’s 32 miles...

Por Monet Boyd Es septiembre de nuevo, y para muchos de los jóvenes en Richmond, eso significa que es hora de empezar la high school. Ya sea tu primer año o si deseas hacer de este año mejor que el año pasado, aquí hay algunos consejos que he compilado de mis...

Photo Essay, David Meza Professional skaters and novices alike explored the physics of skateboarding during the #Sk8board in2 Physics! event for teens at Richmond’s Nichol Park Aug. 22. ...

News Report, Viji Sundaram | New America Media Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study out this week by the UCLA Center for...

by Monet Boyd It’s September again, and for a lot of young people in Richmond, that means it’s time to start high school. Whether it’s your first year or you just want to make this year better than last year, here are a few tips I’ve compiled from my friends, family...

Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson | New America Media There isn’t much left in the way of pejoratives that haven’t been said about Vester Flanagan. He was disturbed, deranged, a psychopath, maniacal, the epitome of evil, and a flat-out nut job. ...

by Sukey Lewis Officials and inmates at San Quentin State Prison in San Rafael are dealing with an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson Dana Simas says there is one confirmed case so far, but dozens of inmates have been sent out to local area hospitals...

By Keisa Reynolds It’s been a century since Richmond was honored at a world’s fair in San Francisco, and 110 years since the city was incorporated on August 7, 1905....

Por Nancy DeVille | Fotos David Meza Vinieron de todas partes del Área de la Bahía. Cientos de mujeres en overól azul marino, calcetines rojos hasta la rodilla, botas de trabajo negras y pañuelos rojos de lunares blancos. Todo para ser parte de la historia y rendir homenaje a la mujer...

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