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Annual “Men of Merit” ceremony honors men taking a stand against violence

Contra Costa County held its 11th annual “Men of Merit” awards ceremony at the Richmond Police Activities League last week, featuring author and activist Tony Porter as keynote speaker.

Meeting of the Minds aims to design more livable cities

Last week’s Meeting of the Minds Conference at the Craneway Pavilion brought together social entrepreneurs, politicians and innovation strategists to help Richmond and other cities design more efficient, livable urban environments. Here are four audio...

Conference highlights innovative approaches for sustainable city

Over a two-day period, conference participants presented projects ranging from the rehabilitation of public parks and arts education to sustainable energy and transportation initiatives. A number of local projects demonstrated how Richmond is being transformed...
RPD Chief Chris Magnus, left, and Mayor-elect Tom Butt, right, showed support at a peaceful protest organized by the RYSE Center. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

In Richmond, solidarity with victims of violence in Ferguson and New York breaks boundaries

With national protests erupting over the non-indictment of the police officers involved in the Brown and Eric Garner cases, Richmond served as a rare example of a peaceful protest on Tuesday.

Richmond youth question mayoral and council candidates in debate

The RYSE Youth Center, Invest in Youth Coalition, and the League of Women Voters hosted a two-hour debate Thursday at Richmond’s City Council chambers, with youth age 24 and younger and audience members presenting Richmond’s...

Richmond reacts to ban on gay conversion therapy

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill last month to ban what’s commonly called “conversion therapy” or “reparative therapy,” processes aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.
Noel Perez records his song "What Makes Her" in the RYSE center studio on Tuesday.

RYSE mixtape collects beats from the heart

Dodging guitars, cords and speakers scattered throughout the room, Noel Perez makes a beeline to the small padded booth in the RYSE center. He squares himself with the microphone, phone clenched in hand, awaiting the...
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Berkeley students chip in to work with North Richmond

North Richmond is no stranger to challenges – or proposed solutions. But a class of UC Berkeley grad students, backed by The California Endowment and a network of local allies, hope their efforts can make...