Tag Archives: donte clark

Richmond’s ‘griot’ Donté Clark speaks out against law enforcement’s use of gang enhancements

"Clark is an actor, musician, and self-described “griot,” a name for an ancient West African storyteller and poet. For the past year, he’s also put his griot skills to use serving as an expert witness...
People sitting at youth forum

Forum addresses issues facing Richmond youth

At the end of two hours of often emotional, powerful discussion Saturday on youth issues in Richmond – covering education, outreach, violence and fear -- the resounding consensus was a need for more: Richmond needs...

RAW Talent students perform poetry about incarceration in “From the Pen to the Page”

Poetry comes from the heart, and whether that heart is imprisoned by the mind or cold steely bars, what's scribbled down on paper can make life-changing differences. That's the message 19 young Richmond poets spoke...
donte clark

Teens and young adults look to forge peace among Richmond’s neighborhoods

George Mitchell stood in front of the mic, glanced at his notes, and let fly. It’s not always easy for Richmond’s young people like Mitchell to express their feelings and their fears, especially to their...

Richmond youth share stories of struggle and hope

When Jamaya Walker’s father was murdered last March she cried so fiercely she became physically ill. She still has the bullet that took his life, but now, instead of weeping, she writes. “When you’re a...