LEGALIZED EXTORTION UNDER THE GUISE OF DEMOCRACY Chapter 1

This editorial is lengthy. It has been broken up into two initial chapters with follow-up articles expected as things progress. Be sure to look at Chapter 2. Continue reading

State of the City Report

Charter Requirement: The Mayor shall make an annual report to the City Council as to the conditions and affairs of the City. Continue reading

Paying Property Taxes Earlier Before They're Due

Over the past several months the Republican dominated Congress—along with their President—has been bragging about their monumental new tax plan that is going to be of great benefit to regular working people. Just how great a benefit this will be is something to be learned over the next several months. Continue reading

Willis Wants to Be Mayor

For many who dabble in the world of local politics, running for office is often a last minute consideration.  For the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), however, the electoral process is a 24/7 endeavor.  As soon as the votes have been counted for one election, the campaigning for the next election has started (if not before).  They are constantly campaigning and walking precincts on behalf of their candidates or their causes. Continue reading

Charter Schools 101.2

Charter schools seem to be the wedge in the world of education that divides communities. Continue reading

State Assembly Candidate Forum

African American Caucus to hold candidate forum for State Assembly Saturday ~ November 4, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM   Continue reading

A Man of Principles

  With both houses of Congress separated into Them and Us with nothing in between, it’s rare to find a man of principle willing to step forward and tell the Emperor that he has no clothes, to stand up to the bullies in his own party and to stand tall when others are hiding. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was one of President Trump's first GOP critics. Rather than tamp down his criticism of the president to run for reelection next year, Flake announced Tuesday he's retiring. And it's entirely because of Trump. Flake gave a remarkable speech on the Senate floor that amounted to a heavy-hearted takedown of Trump the president, Trump the philosophy and Trump the man.  -------------------- Continue reading

Rancho Market Paint Party

The market, the only grocer in unincorporated North Richmond that does not sell alcohol, is on the community’s main corridor and is frequented by children walking home from the nearby Verde Elementary School. Beautifying the exterior of one of North Richmond’s most prominent buildings will send a clear signal that residents and volunteers care for their community - a signal that is particularly important in one of the Bay Area’s lowest-income areas.  Continue reading

A Man of Principles

With both houses of Congress separated into Them and Us with nothing in between, it’s rare to find a man of principal willing to step forward and tell the Emperor that he has no clothes, to stand up to the bullies in his own party and to stand tall when others are hiding. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was one of President Trump's first GOP critics. Rather than tamp down his criticism of the president to run for reelection next year, Flake announced Tuesday he's retiring. And it's entirely because of Trump. Flake gave a remarkable speech on the Senate floor that amounted to a heavy-hearted takedown of Trump the president, Trump the philosophy and Trump the man.  Continue reading

Harmony Walk/5k Run

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) Announces Its Premier Harmony Walk/5K Run.  Continue reading
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