Author: Viewpoints

Members of the Riverside community show solidarity at vigil for victims of racial violence

By Leo Cabral     As protests against police brutality continue across the nation, hundreds gathered in solidarity at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial statue outside the Riverside County Administration Building.     Many local prominent Black elected officials, civil rights leaders and union workers spoke at the vigil for victims of racial violence June 4.

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Nothin’ but a banda thang, Snoop Dogg collaborates with Banda MS

By Silda Martinez California legend Snoop Dogg just dipped his toe into banda music by making a collab song with famous group Banda MS. The song, “Que Maldicion,” dropped April 30, giving us all a surprise we were not expecting. Snoop Dogg is known for switching between genres. He’s gone from bringing the funk to

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Sudden layoffs during pandemic show lack of appreciation for workers

By Silda Martinez While American leaders struggle with deciding when and how to reopen the economy, more than 5.2 million workers had been added to the unemployed list as of April 16. That is truly devastating. The way many industries and businesses have been handling this crisis has actually been the most infuriating part. Industries

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Riverside City College dance instructor dies at 56

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect Carreras’ husband’s name as Brendan, not Sebastian. By Stephanie Arenas Riverside City College dance instructor Sofia Carreras died April 24 after her long battle with breast cancer. Carreras was born March 24, 1964 in Igualada, Spain. At 14, she and her family moved to Sacramento, where she

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Riverside Community College District elects new student trustee, Q&A details pandemic aid plans

By Erik Galicia A new Riverside Community College District student trustee with an extensive platform was chosen with 61% of the votes for the 2020-2021 academic year. Ivan Hess, a Riverside City College student majoring in economics and political science, will assume the role at the end of the spring 2020 semester. In the following

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Downtown Riverside protest demands end to stay-at-home order

Photos by Angel Pena By Erik Galicia Feelings of financial desperation and theories of a coming fascist government hit the streets of Riverside on April 25. Dozens converged on downtown, marching down Market and 14th Streets, demanding that Riverside County and California be reopened. The protest was the latest in a string of nationwide demonstrations

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