Tag Archives: gun violence

Some 300 people gathered on Richmond's Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday night to mourn the loss of Rodney Frazier, the 16 year old boy who was killed last Friday. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Richmond unites in prayer for 16-year-old lost to gunfire

Frazier, a Richmond High School student and basketball player, was killed last Friday in a drive-by shooting outside his family’s home in North Richmond. As the outpouring of grief showed, Frazier’s death touched the community...
Johnae Callins, 16, at the Phoenix Rysing performance at the RYSE Center in Richmond. (All photos by Sara Lafleur-Vetter)

A new creative workshop helps Richmond youth express grief

“Phoenix Rysing,” is a bi-weekly intensive writing workshop, specifically created by RAW Talent and the California Shakespeare Theater to address the trauma of losing loved ones to violence.