Richmond Pulse

What makes the RICHMOND PULSE different from other news organizations is that it is community based, youth-led, and with a focus on any issue that affects the health of the overall community. Young people will be trained in the craft of multimedia reporting, effectively becoming the eyes and ears of their community and bringing their stories to a wider audience through the web as well as a local newspaper that will be distributed widely throughout the city of Richmond, and beyond.

Posts by Richmond Pulse:

ACLU Launches New App to Record Police Violence

Oct. 21, 2015 / By

Now the ACLU of California is making it even easier to upload recordings of police encounters with the new app Mobile Justice, which allows the videos to be sent directly to the ACLU.

A Model for Police Reform

Jan. 14, 2015 / By
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In the past decade, the police department in Richmond, Calif. has undergone a dramatic transformation. Spearheaded by an openly-gay and white chief in charge of policing this largely African American and Latino city, the changes are now bearing fruit, with crime down and trust between officers and the residents they are meant to protect on the rise.

DACA Recipients Grateful for Present, Uncertain About Future

Oct. 21, 2014 / By
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Despite the boom in applications, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services estimates that of the 1.2 million people eligible for DACA, half a million of them have yet to apply.

Cleaning up Richmond

Sep. 30, 2014 / By

Recently, the city has seen an increase in demolitions of blighted, un-salvageable properties that pose a public safety hazard. These homes can be havens for squatters, drug addicts or gangs members, according to Code Enforcement officials.

Resident Reactions to the Richmond Housing Authority Investigation

Mar. 15, 2014 / By

Editor’s Note: The Richmond City Council convened a special meeting on March 12 to review the results of an independent investigation of  highly publicized accusations of neglect by the Richmond Housing Authority at the city’s public housing complexes...

Q & A: Former Gang Member Turns Life Around with Trauma-Informed Care

Mar. 12, 2014 / By

Ed. Note: With emotional trauma afflicting an estimated 75 percent of children in the U.S. juvenile justice system, the Sierra Health Foundation recently launched the Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI), a grant initiative that aims to encourage a “trauma-informed” approach to working with youth in custody...

What Do You Make of the New Chevron Billboards? Richmond Youth Weigh In

Mar. 7, 2014 / By

Editor’s Note: Late last year, Chevron began unveiling a series of billboard advertisements in Richmond.  Broadly interpreted, the ads convey a theme of city pride and feature images of workers as well as city landmarks like the Rosie the Riveter museum and local parks. ..

Mayor Calls for Independent Investigation to Address Problems of the Richmond Housing Authority

Feb. 22, 2014 / By

Richmond, CA. Earlier this week, the news media reflected some serious issues in regard to public housing of the Richmond Housing Authority...

Raw Talent’s Second Verse

Feb. 18, 2014 / By

Growing up in North Richmond, Donte Clark, like many residents, relied on corner stores for groceries...

Chevron Joins News Publisher Wars in Richmond

Feb. 12, 2014 / By


News Report, Sukey Lewis and Asha DuMonthier | New America Media
RICHMOND, Calif. — There’s a good old-fashioned muckraker’s war going on in Richmond, Calif.,..

Celebrate Black History Month

Feb. 7, 2014 / By

Column, Vernon Whitmore

Celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Black History Month is an important annual commemoration of African American history and people...

Local Youth Become Journalists With American Teenager Project

Jan. 31, 2014 / By

By Luis Cubas

Robin Bowman, a New York-based photojournalist, set out on a quest in 2001 to capture and narrate the lives of teenagers all over the United States...