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:

Nonprofits Adapt to Demographic Shift

Nov. 8, 2013 / By

Richmond Pulse News Report,  Chanelle Ignant

Every Thursday at the West County First 5 center in Richmond, a group of ten to twelve moms gathers to discuss the issues that matter most to them...

On Dia de los Muertos, Memorializing a Neighborhood

Oct. 31, 2013 / By

Commentary, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

It was in 1987 when my mom, dad and two older sisters moved out of their apartment unit on South Van Ness and 22nd Street in San Francisco’s Mission District...

Why I’ll Practice Safe Texting

Oct. 25, 2013 / By

Commentary • Poojan Dave

From the spoken word, to written letters to dial-up phones, humans have always sought new ways to communicate with one another...

Richmond Mayor Denounces ‘Dirty Hand of Chevron’

Oct. 20, 2013 / By


Video, Malcolm Marshall

Ed. Note: On Tuesday Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin led a crowd of protestors in denouncing Chevron Corp.,..

As Obesity Grows, Mexico Eyes Richmond-Style Soda Tax

Oct. 7, 2013 / By

News Report • Edgardo Cervano-Soto

MEXICO CITY – A proposed citywide “soda tax” failed to win enough votes in Richmond, Calif...

Healthy Richmond Initiative Launches Website

Sep. 28, 2013 / By

News Feature, Edgardo Cervano-Soto

There’s a 21st Century saying that goes, “if you don’t exist in social media…you don’t exist!”..

Writing the Future: Innovative ‘WriterCoach’ Program Enters Second Year at Richmond High

Sep. 11, 2013 / By


News Feature • April Suwalsky

WriterCoach Connection (WCC) is an East Bay-based organization that trains and coordinates volunteers to work one-on-one with middle and high school students as “writing coaches” in their English classes...

In Asthma Plagued County, a Move Toward Prevention

Sep. 4, 2013 / By

News Report, Malcolm Marshall

Richmond High School senior Maribel Navarro remembers what it felt like to have to go to the emergency room every time she had an asthma attack, which was often...

New School Year Brings New Academic Standards

Aug. 18, 2013 / By


By Antoinette J. Evans

If all goes according to plan, Richmond public schools — and the students they serve — will have something positive to look forward to, this fall and beyond...

Staying Off Probation, and Teaching Others How

Aug. 14, 2013 / By

Profile, Pendarvis Harshaw

In 2008, Reinaldi Gilder promised himself that he would never go back to jail...

For The Colored Boys in The Black Hoodies

Jul. 27, 2013 / By

By Monet Boyd, 16, Richmond Pulse

The first time I found out that “justice” was just a word was about three days ago...

Community Hero: Corey Mason, a Teacher Who Changed My Life

Jul. 18, 2013 / By


Profile, Monet Boyd

On the outside, Corey Mason is a regular fellow with long thick hair, which he wears pulled back in a ponytail...