Youth homelessness on the rise in Richmond

Continuously over the last four years, Jessica Comstock, 22, has been homeless, relying on a network of local emergency shelters for her survival. She is just one of a growing number of young people between the ages of 18-24 who are slipping into homelessness in the city of Richmond and throughout Contra Costa County. According to a report issued by West Contra Costa County’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), 617 homeless…


Tech jobs for Blacks? Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH convene tech companies for diversity and inclusion forum

Intel hosted Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s “Next Steps for Technology Forum” Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Intel Campus in Santa Clara. The forum, which was sponsored by Rainbow PUSH Silicon Valley Digital Connections Project, is a part of the Rainbow PUSH “21st Century Technology Innovation Diversity and Inclusion Campaign,” which nudges technology companies to implement an actionable diversity and inclusion strategy. The event convened over 25…


PUSHTech2020: Jesse Jackson and PUSH Silicon Valley host inaugural tech summit

Tech leaders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from across the country attended the PUSHTech2020 Summit to continue the dialogue on diversifying the tech sector. The one-day conference, which was hosted by Rev. Jesse Jackson and the RainbowPUSH Silicon Valley Project took place May 6 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. The ballroom was packed to the gills with nearly 500 attendees hoping to find ways to plug into more than…


At Oakland Tech, Rev. Jackson pushes school-to-tech pipeline to Silicon Valley

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is continuing his discussion on Blacks in tech, but on May 27, instead of talking to tech executives, he spoke to students during an assembly at Oakland Technical High School. He discussed the Intel and OUSD’s partnership, which includes a $5 million pledge to expand STEM programming at the Oakland Tech and McClymonds high school campuses. He encouraged students to embrace STEM education and the…


Study says 50% of employees have gone to work hung over

Football season is practically upon us. In the spirit of the beloved sport, eager fans will descend upon local bars for happy hour and game parties. After an exciting game night, comes a painful morning. Most people you suck it up and go to work. They hope to fly below the radar until punching the clock. If this is your reality, you are not alone. A recent study conducted…


Hunters Point Entrepreneur Yolanda, ‘Londi’ Jones, 60

Jones was the president and CEO of Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control (YCAT-C) an African-American and woman-owned business offering a wide range of administrative and traffic control services to support public and private sector clients on engineering-construction projects. Entrepreneur, community champion and philanthropist Yolanda “Londi” Jones died at her Richmond home on Feb. 18, 2021, a two-year battle with cancer. She was 60. Jones was the president and…

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