News Report, Colby Tilbbet | The kNOw Youth Media   FRESNO -- Hmong parents and community members in Fresno say a lack of translation services for Hmong speakers is the greatest barrier to that community’s engagement with Fresno Unified (FUSD) schools. A group of them gathered for a listening session last month where they weighed...

Photo Essay, YouthWire Editor’s Note: California’s recently enacted Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), in effect since July 1, will continue to increase funding for school districts over the next eight years. The greatest increases will go to districts with large populations of “high need” – low-income, foster youth and English Language...

Photo Essay • David Meza Last month, Pogo Park, a nonprofit community effort to improve parks in the Iron Triangle neighborhood, hosted a tour of its project sites in Richmond for park department board members, their families and friends. It was the first in a series of tours that will take...

OP-ED • DeVone Boggan Richmond, CA has experienced another consecutive year of historic declines in violence. The City marked its lowest homicide rate in 33 years in 2013. While we should celebrate this milestone with great exuberance, the media coverage about this success has been shortsighted. The police officers in Richmond certainly...

Read in English Por Luis Cubas Ya conoces el refrán: "Eres lo que comes". El problema es que no siempre tenemos una opción. En muchas partes de Richmond, los alimentos orgánicos y frescos pueden ser muy difíciles de conseguir, pero la comida chatarra es abundante - una tienda de la esquina o...

RP Editors At her last Meet With the Mayor session of 2013, on December 20, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin led a moment of reflection to honor the 16 lives lost to homicide in Richmond this year. A small group gathered in a room at the Richmond Public Library, and with a candle...

News Analysis, Paul Kleyman New America Media “Facts on Ethnic Elders” is a monthly column on research findings about ethnic elders present and future. It is supported by a grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies. “People of color face particularly severe challenges in preparing for retirement,” states a new report titled, “Race...

News Report, Viji Sundaram, New America Media The ABC news show Good Morning America has dropped use of the term “illegal” when describing immigrants in the country who have no documents to establish their legal residency. Earlier this week, anchors for the popular morning program opted instead for “undocumented Americans.” Immigrant rights groups across...

Leer en Español by Luis Cubas You know how the saying goes: “You are what you eat.” The problem is, we don’t always have a choice. In many parts of Richmond, organic and fresh foods can be quite hard to come by, yet junk food is abundant – a corner store or...

Read in English Por Edgardo Cervano-Soto Cuando Nora Vigil vio por primera vez las escenas de violencia doméstica y callejera en el nuevo filme local, Sin Padre, ella "pensó en la violencia que se produce en Richmond", a pesar de que la película está ambientada en el Distrito de la Misión en San...

Commentary by Maaika Marshall, RYSE Youth Justice Coordinator In cities and communities like Richmond, young people are often exposed to immense amounts of trauma and violence; and unfortunately, many of them are left to find their own ways to cope with the emotional and psychological aftermath.  But at least in Richmond, adults who support...

News Report, Anna Challet | New America Media A new report shows the number of uninsured children in the United States is declining, especially among those living below the poverty line. But there are still over 5 million uninsured kids in the country, and they remain disproportionately Latino. Joan Alker, executive...

Leer en Español By Edgardo Cervano-Soto When Nora Vigil first saw the scenes of domestic and street violence in the new local film, Sin Padre, she “thought of the violence occurring in Richmond,” even though the film is set in San Francisco’s Mission District. Written and directed by Bay Area filmmaker Jay Francisco Lopez, Sin Padre screened...

Five Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips by Enitan Bereola Ed Note:  Enitan Bereola II is the author of, "BEREOLAESQUE: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate." His new book, "GENTLEWOMAN," will be released in December. Here, Bereola offers five etiquette tips for the Thanksgiving holiday. 1. The people that offer the least...

News Feature, Chanelle Ignant The gymnasium at Lavonya DeJean Middle School gave new meaning to the phrase “multi-purpose” last Saturday, when it was transformed into a baby shower venue for scores of expecting parents and their family members. The second annual Family Resource Fair, sponsored by 4 Richmond and West County...

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