News Report, Monica Quesada RICHMOND, Calif. -- Angel Leon has learned how to express his feelings through soccer. If he's angry, for example, he’ll use that emotion in the game, "not to hurt, but to be more aggressive towards the ball, more energetic.” But Angel, 13, a player for the Richmond Sol...

News Report, Malcolm Marshall Editor's note: Richmond is now ground zero for the debate over how to reduce soda consumption, with a one-cent per-ounce tax increase to appear on the ballot in November. Residents are divided. Some contend the tax will contribute to lower rates of obesity, others that it is simply...

News Feature, Monica Quesada Caleb Monteiro, 6, was the only one in the lane at the pool, kicking away on his back. He swam for 30 minutes and today he did a great job. "She said I'm on fire," said Caleb with a big smile repeating his coach’s comment. Every week, four times...

Youth Talent Show (PART OF THE IRON TRIANGLE COMMUNITY PICNIC)  Friday, June 29, 2012 Nevin Park and Community Center       598 Nevin Ave. – Richmond Categories: Dancers, Musicians, Singers and Rappers, Spoken Word Age groups: High School, Middle School and Elementary School ; Other Try-outs will be held at the Nevin Friday afternoon, June 29 from 3pm...

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jovanka Beckles is a Richmond city councilmember who also works full-time as a mental health specialist for Contra Costa County. She was born in Panama City, where she grew up in a bilingual, multicultural household. Her parents moved to the Unites States in1972, and she has lived in...

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah WASHINGTON – In a nation facing unprecedented levels of obesity, efforts by health advocates to make soda Public Enemy Number One are gaining traction. But marketers of the sugary drink still have to figure out how to sell it. The way the drink is being...

Last month, D'vondre Woodwards, a 23-year-old man from North Richmond, decided to go eat a hot dog at Casper's in Central Richmond. As he sat outside the restaurant eating his chili dog, another young man approached him and asked what he was doing “just sitting right there.” “This is our city,”...

News Feature, Taisa Grant What are the fundamental needs of a single mother of two, pregnant with her third child? What if she is suddenly kicked out of the room she was renting, leaving her with the only option of living in a shelter, separated from her children and considering abortion?...

News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Tired of all the fights, drama, violence, bullying and hate, members of the Young Latina Future Leaders program at the Latina Center hosted the first "Forgive and Forget" dance party to encourage other young people to live a drama free life. 8th graders Alondra Reyes and Vanessa...

Read in English Comentario, Iraida Santillán Cuando mi novio me invitó a ir al Baile de gala el año pasado, ya habíamos estado juntos unos seis meses. Él era un estudiante de 12º grado escolar en Richmond High School y yo una estudiante del 10º grado escolar en Middle College High. Me...

Leer en Español Commentary, Iraida Santillan When my boyfriend asked me out to prom last year, we’d already been together for about six months. He was a senior at Richmond High, and I was a sophomore at Middle College High. I’d been wondering if he was going to ask me, so when...

Press Release, Mitchell Kapor Foundation OAKLAND, CA (Thursday, May 10, 2012) – African American young men from the San Francisco Bay Area who are graduating from high school and heading to college will take center stage June 3 at a unique graduation ceremony aimed at celebrating and amplifying their achievements. The event...

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto Poetry, in its fragile beauty and crackling roughness, was fully embodied last Sunday night courtesy of RAW Talent, as the poets performed their first spoken word play, “From the Pen to the Page: This is my Redemption” at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts. Within the...

Q n A, Edgardo Cervano-Soto   EDITOR’S NOTE: Nyabingha McDowell, 15, began performing spoken word over a year ago with one of Richmond’s most exciting artist groups, RAW Talent. After two years of poetry slammin’, Nya was named the Bay Area Champion at the YouthSpeaks Grand Slam Championship in San Francisco on...

News Report, Edgardo Cervano-Soto First grade student Nohemi Pizana bowed at the end of the recital, her violet cardboard cello beside her. The audience applauded, but not only for her. Nohemi was joined by 57 of her classmates at Downer Elementary on April 27 for their first classical music recital –...

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