“There is Life After a Positive HIV Test” Says Hydeia Broadbent

Hydeia Broadbent’s story captivated America when at the age of six she emerged on the scene as the world’s youngest HIV/AIDS activist. A beautiful, well-spoken child, she wise beyond her years and living with HIV. She had contracted the virus congenitally from her mother who was addicted to drugs. “I was not supposed to live […]

Dr. King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail Still Speaks to Us

On April 12, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along with 53 members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR), launched the Birmingham Campaign— to put economic pressure on local merchants and government through a series of non-violent protests during the Easter shopping season. Dr. King and […]

Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation Saves Richmond Little League Games

After learning of a recent break-in at the Richmond Little League’s Nichol Park concession stand, Lefty O’Doul’s Foundation for Kids presented coach and league Vice President Thomas Gary with a $1,500 check to recover stolen equipment and concessions. The foundation also treated players to dinner and provided them with commemorative t-shirts and hats. “I was […]

League of Women Voters Elects New Officers

The League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County held its annual meeting recently where it announced newly elected board member. Kia Croom was elected president. She is as the first-ever African-American and youngest president elect in the history of the league. “It’s a true honor to be elected to such a prestigious office with […]

Kia Croom Advocates for Her Community

Writer Kia Croom has always been an advocate for those in need. As program director at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), she has helped provide services to homeless individuals and families, including emergency shelter and transitional housing, a resource center and serving meals 365 days a year. Holding a bachelors degree in journalism, a […]