Tag Archives: North Richmond

Fourth graders from Verde Elementary School used their grant to buy soccer nets to inspire their school to be more active (photo courtesy of Dave Clark)

The Potential Project gives students a voice to help create solutions

Students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District can use their ideas to improve their school with the help of The Potential Project. The program gives students a voice in the district’s planning process,...
Truly "TK" Bulter sits outside of Lake Merritt making her jewelry to sell at the next festival. (Photo by Mahlia Posey)

A new Great Migration: the disappearance of the black middle class

After the great recession of 2008, inequality widened along racial lines as people lost their homes, often their only major asset. Earlier this month the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington, D.C. think tank, reported...
Shoreline Festival

North Richmond Shoreline Festival attracts, educates families

Families braved a chilly wind billowing across the bay Saturday to learn about nature conservation at the 12th annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival. The free event was held at the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park...
Little Free Libraries

Little Free Library movement begins to blossom in Richmond

The concept is simple: a handful of books in a wooden box, mounted in a public space. The books are free. Peruse the selection. Take a book if you’d like. Leave a book in its...
Community members walk the streets of North Richmond for solidarity in peace after a week of violence. (Photo by Harriet Rowan)

As violence stalks Richmond streets, so does Ceasefire

"Two months ago we were celebrating a low and all of a sudden, it just reoccurred. So now we are all just baffled at what’s going on.”
Activists from the Shields-Reid Neighborhood Council participating in the Safe Routes program

Shields-Reid neighborhood council helps unite North Richmond

The Shields-Reid neighborhood council recently received a crime-prevention award from the city of Richmond. At the awards-ceremony, the group was applauded for having 32 “block Captains”—more than one captain for each block in the neighborhood.
North Richmond residents reacted to two homicides during Sunday service at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Lifelong resident Linetta Cooper said she is ready to move to Brentwood because she has lost too many friends to violence and wants to see her grandchildren play. (Photo by Kevin N. Hume)

North Richmond church grapples with recent killings

Linetta Cooper said she can no longer live in North Richmond, a place she’s called home for 54 years. “You’ve got people riding around with guns,” Cooper said. “I’m ready to move.” Her remarks came...