News Report, Tania Pulido///Video, Tania Pulido, Min Lee RICHMOND, Ca   -- On March 22, 2011, a group of community artists, civil rights advocates, educators and young people assembled at Richmond City Hall for a council meeting to discuss the issue of freedom of expression, and specifically, to weigh in on...

Video, Malcolm Marshall EDITOR'S NOTE: This Passover and Holy Week, faith communities and interfaith organizations came together for a vigil at the West Contra Costa County Detention Facility to shine a light on the suffering of immigrants detained there who have been torn away from their families and await deportation proceedings.

Story, Donny Lumpkins//Video, Malcolm Marshall, Donny Lumpkins RICHMOND, Calif. -- It’s raining in the Iron Triangle. A skinny white pit bull, with no collar or tags, is running down the block. The dog’s thick muscles flex in the rain, as he slowly jogs by. Sniffing the ground, perhaps looking...

News Report, Donny Lumpkins/Video, Ann Bassette, Donny Lumpkins RICHMOND, Calif.—For Richmond’s low-income families, for whom the threat of homelessness is an ever-present reality, a free meal or rent money between jobs can mean the difference between staying afloat and losing everything. Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), a nonprofit in the heart of...

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Ervin Coley III, 21, was one of three young Black men from North Richmond gunned down over a 72-hour period earlier this month.  The killings were allegedly caused by turf issues.  The string of violent episodes stirred up old memories for one young Pulse writer, who decided to...

Video, Min Lee Motivated by the memory of Cesar Chavez and his contributions to the farmworkers' movement, residents of Richmond, California came together to revitalize the intersection of Florida Avenue and 12th Street. People living in Richmond suffer from a lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This event combats...

Editors' Note: A portion of the April 3 broadcast of Street Soldiers - a weekly call-in radio program on KMEL - was devoted to a discussion about a recent slew of shootings that last week took the lives of three young men from North Richmond. Below is...

Editors' Note: Over a 72-hour period last week, 3 young men - all from North Richmond - were murdered. The rash of violence sparked this reaction from one North Richmond youth, who submitted this anonymous blog to The CC Pulse. From the bloggers' perspective, being young and...

News Report, Tania Pulido In a time of turmoil around the world, the sense of sisterhood is essential to the struggle faced by oppressed people. When I grew up in Richmond, the idea of sisterhood was almost non-existent - something only shared within certain ethnic groups. Once, a girl come up...

Blog, Danita Davis//Video, Min Lee Editor's Note: With two lives lost in the first month of 2011, Richmond CA's RYSE Center is working with the youth to cope with the tragic loss to their community. Min Lee is a senior editor at The CC Pulse.  

Report: Karina Guadalupe / Video: Min Lee SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The important role of play in the development of children is commonly underestimated; generally viewed as insignificant or frivolous at best. As a result, neighborhood parks are often designed without children in mind, thus failing to reach their full...

Blog, D'Vondre Woodards, Feb 28, 2011 Editor's Note: Following the shooting of a Richmond public transit bus, police are now being required to escort the 376 bus line as it makes it's way through North Richmond. I take the bus everyday in North Richmond to get across town, it helps me get to...

Photos  and Text by Karina Guadalupe When I need some time to myself  I walk along the shoreline trail at Miller Knox Park in Point Richmond.  I’ve been going to this park for a couple years now, most of the time by myself but sometimes with a close friend.  There is...

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