More than 100 residents and activists turned out in force to work and celebrate Earth Day in North Richmond on Saturday. But they had a lot of help from those no longer here in body,...
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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...
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2011 was quite a year, to borrow a favorite phrase from longtime resident Sims Thompson, in “our fair city.” I know that’s vague, but it’s tough to turn a pithy phrase that sums up a...
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Marquis Hamilton was a 20-year-old father of two. On Nov. 25, he became the fifth young adult homicide victim in the tiny neighborhood of North Richmond this year. Before that, a RichmondConfidential.org reporter got to...
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In his songs and videos, he is “Macho,” the North Richmond everyman who sneers at his harrowing surroundings through jaundiced eyes. But despite the overt bravado and taunts toward rivals, the real Crummie is hopeful,...
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North Richmond knows the blues of economic and social decay, but a brighter day will come - the real question may be when.
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The kids walked east on Silver Avenue, tossing back and forth a frayed, half-deflated football. It was the afternoon of March 30, 2011.
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From 2005 to 2010, at least 28 homicides occurred in the county area of North Richmond alone, an area with a population that has averaged about 2,300 people.
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Tagged ervin coley, homicide, jerry owens, joe mccoy, john gioia, North Richmond, ray hutson, violence
In the 1940s and 1950s, the growth of public housing projects swept across urban America. North Richmond was no exception.
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The music scene that emerged in North Richmond featured a strong, bluesy, country twang that represented not only the influx of southerners to the area during World War II, but also other unique geographical and...
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It's a blend of hope and heartbreak, of promise and peril.
In North Richmond, a community farming project may be the answer to providing healthy choices to residents who have long lived in a "food desert."
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Tagged Contra Costa County, ervin coley, food desert, iyalode kinney, lots of crops, mitigation fund, North Richmond, richmond, saleem bey
More than 500 people filled Hilltop Community Church on Thursday to mourn Ervin Coley III.