Tag: Downtown Riverside

College organizations host webinar addressing allyship towards AAPI community

By Jessica Lopez Three college-based organizations came together with a message of allyship in response to the recent spikes of violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  The webinar titled “Silence is Violence: Unpacking and Addressing Anti-AAPI Violence” was presented through Zoom March 27. It had participants from organizations such as the Asian

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Riverside community stands against anti-AAPI hate crimes

By Cheetara Piry Several dozens gathered in solidarity in downtown Riverside to denounce xenophobia and hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. The diverse crowd converged at the memorial for Dosan Anh Chang-Ho, a Korean independence activist, at the intersection of Main Street and University Avenue at midday March 27. Rep. Mark

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Downtown Riverside businesses strive to survive

By Holland Snipes Sisters Nadia and Vera Lee sat in their Downtowne Bookstore on a slow Monday afternoon. A few people came in to browse but the store has seen busier days. “Our store sales this year were about 50% of our previous year, but our online sales were about 60% better,” Vera Lee said.

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Cheech Marin talks Riverside’s soon-to-be Chicano Art Museum

By Alyssa Aldrete For many, Cheech Marin’s name is synonymous with his comedic partner Tommy Chong and the boom of stoner comedy back in the 1970s. Soon, however, Riverside residents may hear this name and have something entirely different come to mind – the world’s largest collection of Chicano art, right in our own backyard.

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Downtown Riverside protest demands justice for Ernie Serrano

By Erik Galicia Calls for racial justice and defunding the police returned to the streets of downtown Riverside in light of county sheriff’s deputies’ controversial arrest of a Jurupa Valley man who died in their custody. Ernie Teddy Serrano, 33, stopped breathing in a Rubidoux Stater Bros. on Dec. 15 shortly after a struggle with

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Black Lives Matter and pro-Trump rally confront each other downtown

By Erik Galicia The vitriol of some of Donald Trump’s supporters was put on display in downtown Riverside when Black Lives Matter activists responded to a rally in favor of the president Oct. 18. At one point, Black Lives Matter activists Junior Vilchiz, Azley Tellez Rivera and Kai King walked over to the pro-Trump demonstration

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Community members speak on increased homelessness in Riverside

By Erik Galicia The number of homeless people in Riverside County rose again this year as community members continue to wonder what immediate action would best help this population. The 2020 Point in Time count, an annual survey of homelessness conducted Jan. 29, found 2,884 homeless people in the county. This is a 3% increase

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Riverside march calls for an end to migrant child detention

By Erik Galicia Calls for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the end to the detention of migrant children filled the streets of downtown Riverside on June 26. “Black and Brown unity,” marchers chanted, many of them Black Lives Matter supporters. “The people united will never be divided.” Protesters first gathered at Fairmount

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Protesters march against racial violence by the thousands in downtown Riverside

By Erik Galicia  Thousands filled the streets of downtown Riverside on June 1 to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of a White Minneapolis police officer on Memorial day. Protesters of all ages and ethnicities chanted “I can’t breathe,” which Floyd is heard saying in the footage

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Thousands march in Downtown Riverside for Black Lives Matter protest

Video Description: Thousands of demonstrators occupied the streets of Downtown Riverside for the Black Lives Matter protest in response to George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25. (Video by Daniel Hernandez | Viewpoints) Below is the flyer for the peaceful protest against police brutality June 1. The image was shared

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