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Supervisor Keith Carson and Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay hosted the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on Wednesday, June 18 at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral. Left to right: singing "We Shall Overcome," civil rights attorney Howard Moore, Jr.; activist Angela Davis; Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University; Supervisor Keith Carson; activist and former Black Panther Party leader who now works in Supervisor Carson's office, Elaine Brown; and Pastor Charley Hames, Jr. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act: The Struggle Continues

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that was signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, faith leaders, elected officials, community members, and activists assembled together at the Beebee Memorial Cathedral in Oakland [...]
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New Program Will Serve Frail Seniors in West Contra Costa County

With Baby Boomers projected to more than double in California by 2050 – and many seniors struggling without savings or insurance to cover their long term health care needs – organizations like the Center for [...]
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Programs to Help North Richmond Youth Stay Healthy and Receive Job Training

Families in North Richmond will now have access to vital health services for children and much needed home remediation services through a unique economic development project funded through a grant from Chevron.
Zendaya (right) will star in the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the late singer Aaliyah (left).

Zendaya Cast to Play Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic

Actress and recording artist Zendaya will be filling a new role this summer as the late songbird Aaliyah in a Lifetime biopic of the R&B singer’s life and rise to stardom before her untimely death [...]
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Internment Camp Survivor Spoke at Richmond School Renaming Meeting

An 89-year old woman who was among the Japanese Americans sent to internment camps during World War II spoke at the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education Committee on Renaming Portola Middle [...]
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“The Steven Parker Radio Show” Grills Local Candidates

Steven Parker, a native of Richmond, has witnessed the city in its prime when the government was functioning effectively for its residents. But he says that in recent years, Richmond has struggled, and the quality [...]
Larry Moore continues to fight for justice after becoming a victim of mistaken identity. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Larry Moore’s Three-Decade Fight for Justice

For 29 years, Larry Moore has been struggling to clear his record after a bureaucratic mistake attached another person’s criminal record to his name. In that time, he has endured what some may view as [...]
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Donna Powers – She’s Back and She Wants to Help Fix Richmond’s City Council

Former City Councilmember Donna Powers is considering a return to Richmond’s City Council. Powers first joined the local political fray in 1991 with a run for city council.Community members remember Powers as someone who shook [...]
Actress Vanessa Williams and POST reporter Jesse Brooks.

Black AIDS Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary in Hollywood

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to fight HIV/AIDS as the Black AIDS Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary. The gala, held in Hollywood at the Director’s Guild of America, included a reception, silent auction and [...]