Posts Tagged as "Richmond Pulse"

How I Came to Know My History

Feb. 11, 2013 / By

Commentary, Asani Shakur

The history of my ancestors is a rich history. Although Black history, sadly, is marked with the brutality and inhumanity of slavery, I also see tenacity in our history — the will, the passion and the ability to still dream, despite the harsh realities...

As Beyoncé Endorses Soda, Youth Warn of the ‘Sugar Zombies’

Feb. 7, 2013 / By
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Press Release • Anna Challet, New America Media

Ed. Note: Organized in the fall of 2012, the Soda Sucks anti-advertising campaign, sponsored by New America Media, invited youth from across California to “outsmart the soda advertisers.”..

Bringing Richmond’s Black History to Life

Feb. 4, 2013 / By


Story by Malcolm Marshall

Betty Reid Soskin is our country’s oldest National Park Ranger and one of the most beautiful people I have met in Richmond...

Taking Anti-Violence Message From Bay Area Streets to the White House

Jan. 23, 2013 / By


EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a transcript of a conversation that took place on Street Soldiers Radio between Dr...

Q&A: Byron Hurt and the Dish on ‘Soul Food Junkies’

Jan. 16, 2013 / By

Richmond Pulse, Question & Answer, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Jan 14, 2013

Ed. Note: Writer, activist, lecturer and filmmaker Byron Hurt takes on tough subjects for the right reasons...

Controversy over Rent Control, Renters’ Rights

Jan. 14, 2013 / By

Op-Ed, Jovanka Beckles, Richmond Councilmember

The Housing Element of the General Plan will be coming before the Council on Tuesday January 15...

‘Django Unchained’: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jan. 6, 2013 / By


EDITOR’S NOTE: The following two film reviews offer competing perspectives on Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” a movie about a former slave who sets out to free his wife from bondage and exact revenge on a sadistic Mississippi slave owner...

A Death Retold: Q&A with Filmmaker Ryan Coogler

Jan. 3, 2013 / By


Question & Answer, Lani Conway, New America Media

Editor’s Note: At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, 26-year-old filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature debut with “Fruitvale,” a drama inspired by the real-life killing of Oscar Grant by Bay Area Rapid Transit police on New Year’s Day, 2009...

Richmond Pulse: Thoughts on Gun Violence, in the Wake of Newtown

Dec. 18, 2012 / By
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Blog / Commentary by Yasmine Elsafy

The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that left 28 people dead — 20 of them children – has dominated the news cycle...

Bay Area Dreamers Organize With Unexpected Impact

Dec. 10, 2012 / By

Richmond Pulse/New America Media, News Feature, Malcolm Marshall, Posted: Dec 08, 2012

RICHMOND, Calif.—Immigration issues, such as President Obama’s program to defer deportation for undocumented youth pending wider reforms, usually aren’t associated with Richmond, Calif...

Prostitution, a Growing Threat to the Richmond Community

Nov. 28, 2012 / By

By Asani Shakur

EDITOR’S NOTE:.  A 25-year-old who grew up on the streets of Richmond, decided to write this piece because of what he sees happening in his community every day. ..

Presidential Candidates Set a Good Example for Married People

Nov. 10, 2012 / By


 Blog, by Alicia Marie, Richmond Pulse

My reason for watching CNN on election night was different from the majority of most Americans for the simple fact that I don’t vote, so the results didn’t really matter to me...