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:

Q&A: Reverend Michael McBride on the Drop in Bay Area Homicides

Jan. 28, 2014 / By

Dr. Joseph Marshall, Street Soldiers Radio

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following conversation took place on Street Soldiers Radio between Dr...

Richmond Residents React to New Fees for Paper Bags

Jan. 23, 2014 / By

by Chanelle Ignant

Two weeks after its January 1 implementation, Richmond’s Single-Use Bag Ordinance is earning mixed reactions from residents...

What Our Schools Need — A Student’s Eye View

Jan. 15, 2014 / By
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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...

Transforming Richmond, One Park at a Time

Jan. 8, 2014 / By

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...

Mayor Mourns 2013 Homicide Victims, But Notes Progress

Jan. 3, 2014 / By

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...

In Richmond, Eating Healthy Depends On Where You Live

Dec. 27, 2013 / By
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by Luis Cubas

You know how the saying goes: “You are what you eat.” The problem is, we don’t always have a choice...

Breaking Silence on Trauma is First Step to Healing

Dec. 10, 2013 / By

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. ..

‘Sin Padre’ – In Local Film, Masculinity is Violent

Dec. 6, 2013 / By
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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...

Soon-to-Be Parents Get What They Need at Resource Fair

Nov. 29, 2013 / By

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...

12 Years a Slave – A Must See Film For Black Youth

Nov. 23, 2013 / By
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Movie Review, Monet Boyd

I recently had the privilege of watching the new movie, “12 Years a Slave,” which is based on a memoir by Solomon Northup...

Street Soldiers Radio: Bay Area Parents Share Perspectives on Schools

Nov. 19, 2013 / By

Editor’s Note: Below is a transcribed excerpt from the October 26th broadcast of Street Soldiers, a live call-in radio show that airs every Sunday night on KMEL 106.1fm...

At San Quentin, Reflections on Personal Space

Nov. 14, 2013 / By

by Pendarvis Harshaw

SAN QUENTIN — As I walk down the hill, beyond the blind curve, “the yard” reveals itself...