Tag Archives: violence

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.

“Street Literature” music video takes a stand on discrimination

Richmond residents gather at RYSE Center to celebrate the premier of “Street Literature” a hip-hop song and video created by local youth to speak out against the criminalization of minorities.
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Richmond councilman and agency at odds, city manager and others in between

The Office of Neighborhood Safety is in the spotlight at City Hall again, and growing unrest between the agency and its critics threatens to engulf much of the city’s government and hamper larger goals of...
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Teens and young adults look to forge peace among Richmond’s neighborhoods

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...

Pimps as Predators: Richmond Police seeing prostitutes in a new light

The scene isn't new, but the way the police officer driving by views them might be. Richmond is taking the lead on a county-wide project that views prostitutes as victims of their pimps.