Month: February 2020

41st Annual Black History Month Parade educates Downtown Riverside about voting

By Saida Maalin The Riverside community united on Feb. 8 to celebrate the 41st Annual Black History Parade themed It Takes a Village: Let’s Vote.  The parade and expo was coordinated by the Adrian Dell and Carmen Roberts Foundation. According to Russell Ward, the parade co-Chair, the foundation consists of dedicated volunteers focused on the

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Word Circus takes over downtown Riverside

By Saida Maalin Poets Romaine Washington and Eric “T.R.U.E.” DeVaughn left the audience visibly inspired by their performance at the monthly Riverside Art Walk.  Audience members interacted with each performance uniquely as both poets showcased their work in a creative way.  “T.R.U.E. is an acronym for, ‘Thought requires uncommon effort,’” DeVaughn said.. He provoked the

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Editorial: Coronavirus not an excuse for xenophobia

A flight from Wuhan, China headed to Ontario Airport was redirected to March Air Force Base in Riverside, where it landed on Jan. 29. The 195 American citizens who were on the plane were then quarantined at the base for 14 days. We have seen Riverside City College students wearing protective masks on campus since

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Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey gives final State of the City Address, discusses housing crisis

By Erik Galicia Mayor Rusty Bailey called for Riverside to put “all hands on deck” to overcome homelessness during his final State of the City address at the Riverside Convention Center on Jan. 30. Bailey praised the recent economic growth and untapped potential of the city, claiming that Riverside has attracted nearly $2 billion in

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