North Richmond is a unique Bay Area community poised for growth and investment in the coming years. But it’s also saddled with a history of decades of poverty and violence, and a jaded outlook toward...
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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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North Richmond is unique, and it’s a place with heart. That was the undeniable theme Wednesday night, as about 200 people packed City Council chambers for the premiere of “An Exploration of Our History, North...
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For more than a decade, Santa Claus and his natural white beard regaled the children at Verde Elementary in North Richmond every December.
Nearly 400 friends, family, dignitaries and well-wishers turned out for the midday service, which was a medley of love and music and anecdotes that all agreed would have induced Jackson’s trademark wide grin.
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As one of the dozens of buoyant well-wishers put it Thursday night, these services didn’t have the feel of a funeral – there was too much joy in the room.
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As odes from well-wishers flow from Washington D.C. to the Bay Area, North Richmond mourns one of its greatest products. Fred Jackson was born in rural Mississippi and came to the Bay Area in 1950....
Service was a recurring theme at the 2nd Annual North Richmond Music Festival, which drew more than 250 neighborhood residents for a day of barbecue, sweet blues music and social service outreach.
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Long time anti-death penalty advocate Barbara Becnel represented her point of view with a triumphal debate at Oxford Union.
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For more than a decade, one man has been the de facto elected representative of the nearly 3,000 residents of unincorporated North Richmond.
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One of Richmond's greatest community leaders was honored for his lifetime of work during an emotional ceremony Tuesday night.