Photo Essay • David Meza Did you know that Russia has its own special tomato? How about Japan? Kentucky? If you attended the Great Tomato Plant Sale, "Heirlooms Of The World," at the AdamsCrest Urban Farm in East Richmond Heights Apr. 11, you would have seen all of them and more. University...

Compiled By David Meza At a recent town hall meeting, West Contra Costa Unified School District students had the chance to give their direct input into how educational money should be spent for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. The April 16 meeting at Helms Middle School in San Pablo, also gave students...

Commentary, Asani Shakur Mumia Abu-Jamal’s recent trip to the hospital should make us take a second look at the way we provide health care to those who need it most. Abu-Jamal, who has spent over 30 years incarcerated, made news on March 30, 2015, when he was rushed from Mahanoy State Prison...

Video, Ann Bassette EDITOR"S NOTE:The Bay Area Black Journalists Association hosted "Walking the Line: Reporting on Protests and Police Response," on April 4 at the UC Berkeley Journalism School. The conversation featured professional journalists, citizen journalists and law enforcement officials weighing in on the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the Bay...

By Malcolm Marshall and Dameion King | Photo, Dameion King In California tens of thousands of children are part of the foster care system, and according to experts those who “age out” face an uphill struggle into adulthood. Without financial support or assistance from family many of these young adults fail...

News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Richmond resident J.C. Farr, 72, remembers the days black families populated his neighborhood in Richmond’s Southside. Walking through Booker T. Anderson Park, Farr points to a house where a black family used to live. It was sold, gutted and flipped by another owner, he says....

Commentary, Sean Shavers Last month, a video surfaced online of University of Oklahoma fraternity members singing a racist song that joked about lynching black people. In the video, white members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity rode on a bus while chanting, "There will never be a n----- SAE. You can...

News Report, Ann Bassette Concerned residents, researchers and public officials came together at the Regional Poverty and Policy Community workshop in Richmond last month to discuss causes and solutions of poverty in the Bay Area. Participants at the event — held at Solar Richmond, a nonprofit that provides free training in solar...

By Nancy DeVille When Ron Shaw stood up to read the children's book, "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears," his audience -- second-graders at North Richmond's Verde Elementary School -- stared, giggled and raised their hands to ask questions. Shaw thumbed through the pages of the West African tale, reading the colorful...

 Commentary, Sandip Roy | New America Media, Posted: Apr 07, 2015 Criss-cross applesauce? That's what a school in Encinitas, California, calls the padmasana or lotus position in its effort to make yoga sound more all-American. It worked. A three-judge panel of the 4th district court of appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the Encinitas school district...

Photo Essay, Richmond Pulse Editors On a sunny Saturday morning last month, hundreds of people came out to the Spring Egg Hunt and Recreation Day at Civic Center Plaza for some springtime fun. Sponsored by the city’s Recreation Department, the free event on March 28 was well attended by grownups and kids...

News Report, Nayoon Jin |New America Media Posted: Apr 03, 2015 OAKLAND – Putri Siti is on track to graduate from UC Berkeley this year. But as an undocumented student, there was a time not long ago when her future was much less certain. “When others were worrying about what major to choose and which...

Read in English Por Joanna Pulido Era una noche fría en febrero en el campeonato de fútbol masculino North Coast Section Division II, y ahí estaba el maestro de animación e infografía de Richmond High School Mario Ferrari, animando al equipo local en voz alta, apretando los rieles de las gradas y...

From the Pulse news desk Richmond to Survey Residents The City of Richmond is conducting its 2015 Community Survey. In the next few weeks questionnaires will be sent to a random sample of 3,000 Richmond residents, asking them to comment on the community’s pressing needs and city services. The purpose of the survey...

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