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A Taste of Richmond, California

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT RICHMOND?

  1. Richmond is the largest city in the country with a Green Party mayor. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city's population is at 103,701. This makes Richmond the 61st largest city in the state.

  2. At the outset of World War II, the four Richmond Shipyards were built along the Richmond waterfront, employing thousands of workers, many recruited from all over the United States, including many African-Americans and women entering the workforce for the first time. Many of these workers lived in specially-constructed houses scattered throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Richmond, Berkeley and Albany. A specially-built rail line, the Shipyard Railway, transported workers to the shipyards. Kaiser's Richmond shipyards built 747 Victory and Liberty ships for the war effort, more than any other site in the U.S. The city broke many records and even built one Liberty ship in a record five days. On average the yards could build a ship in thirty days.

  3. By 1960 much of the temporary housing built for the shipyard workers was torn down, and the population dropped to about 71,000. Many of the people who moved to Richmond were black and came from the Midwest and South. Most of the white men were overseas at war, and this opened up new opportunities for ethnic minorities and women. This era also brought with it the innovation of daycare for children, as a few women could care for several dozen women's children, while most of the mothers went off to work in the factories and shipyards.

  4. Richmond is located in the East Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a residential inner suburb of San Francisco, as well as the site of heavy industry, which has been undergoing a shift towards a service and commercial economy since the 1970s. Richmond almost completely surrounds the city of San Pablo and the unincorporated areas of North Richmond, El Sobrante and East Richmond Heights. The city has a reputation for being crime-plagued, although this problem is centralized in the urban core, with many parts of Richmond having a low crime rate. The city's own police department, however, has described the city as having a chronic violent crime problem for "decades" and in 2010, Richmond was ranked the 6th most dangerous city in the United States.

  5. Leisure and culture:  Several regional parks administered by the East Bay Regional Park District lie within the city, including the Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline and the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline. They are linked by the San Francisco Bay Trail. Part of the former shipyard is now a marina. The Richmond Art Center, founded by Hazel Salmi in 1936, is one of the oldest continually operating non-profit art centers on the entire West Coast of the United States. Its programming includes exhibitions, adult and youth education, and community initiatives. The Center currently (as of 2005) provides some of the only arts education programming in the Richmond City School District, relying primarily on public donations and private grants as its means of support.

  6. Art:  Richmond is home to the National Institute of Art and Disabilities Art Center, also known locally as the NIAD Art Center. NIAD is a non-profit organization hosting over sixty client artists weekly. NIAD's client artist's work can be seen at NIAD's on-site gallery, the Florence Ludins-Katz Gallery. NIAD has a gift shop. The Richmond Art Center hosts the annual "The Art of Living Black," art show which is a showcase of the artwork of Bay Area Black Artists. "Featuring over 50 local artists, the works include fine arts and crafts, paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, masks, stained glass, quilts, textile art, ceramics, jewelry and dolls." The beauty, the pain, the power and the eye of these black artists touch the soul deeply.

Radio Stations:
K205BM (KLVS) 88.9 FM Christian Contemporary
KPFB 89.3 FM Berkeley, CA Variety
KPOO 89.5 FM San Francisco, CA Variety
KCSM 91.1 FM San Mateo, CA College of San Mateo Jazz
KREV 92.7 FM Alameda, CA Top-40
KYLD 94.9 FM San Francisco, CA Top-40
KGMZ 95.7 FM San Francisco, CA Oldies
KMVQ 99.7 FM San Francisco, CA Top-40
KBLX 102.9 FM Berkeley, CA Urban Contemporary
KMEL 106.1 FM San Francisco, CA Hip Hop
KFRC 106.9 FM San Francisco, CA News
KLVS 107.3 FM Livermore, CA Christian Contemporary
KNBR 680 AM San Francisco, CA Sports
KTRB 860 AM San Francisco, CA Sports
KDYA 1190 AM Vallejo, CA Gospel Music
KDOW 1220 AM Palo Alto, CA Business News

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Demographics of Richmond, California

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

31.4%

26.6%

0.6%

13.5%

39.5%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Richmond, California

     
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Businesses in Richmond, California


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. A Good Hair Day -  Category: Hair Salons -   12637 San Pablo Avenue Richmond, CA (510) 439-6048

  2. Beauty Supply Warehouse -  Category: Beauty Supply - 2316 MacDonald Avenue Richmond CA 94804 (510) 215-0600

  3. Betty's Hair Connection -  Category: Hair Salons -   459 46th Street Richmond, CA 94805 (510) 232-0926

  4. D-Boy's Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -   12558 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805 (510) 234-5990

  5. Drussy Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply - 2901 Cutting Blvd. Richmond CA 94804 (510) 233-3615

  6. How Do 'U' Want It? Braids, Weaves & Thing -  Category: Hair Salons -   Richmond, CA   - (visit website)

  7. Imagine Hair Beauty -  Category: Hair Salons -   3288 Pierce St Ste C-129 Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 526-8288  - (reviews)

  8. Magic's Juan's Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -   12280 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805 (510) 232-9403

  9. Vanity Lounge, A Hair Studio -  Category: Hair Salons -   2215 MacDonald Ave. Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 237-7254  - (visit website)

  10. 4HM Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply - 2230 Hilltop Mall Rd. Richmond CA 94806 (510) 223-8845

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. White Richardson, LLP -  Category: Accountants - Richmond CA

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Cj's Barbecue & Fish -  Category: Barbeque -   2401 MacDonald Ave Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 235-7471  - (reviews)

  2. JJ Fish & Chicken -  Category: Seafood, Southern Cooking - 3600 Macdonald Ave. Richmond CA 94805 (510) 233-1110

  3. Mama Son Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   129 Christine Drive, Richmond, CA 94806-1103 (510) 758-1181

  4. Pit Boss Barbeque -  Category: Barbeque -   12889 San Pablo Ave. Richmond, CA 94808 (510) 237-1996  - (reviews)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


El DeBarge performs at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, California

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CHURCHES



  1. Ephesians of Richmond Cogic -  2887 Foothill Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 234-5049 - (visit website)

  2. First Ame Church -  1213 Filbert Street, Richmond, CA 94801 (510) 232-1950

  3. Mc Glothen Temple Church-God -  Richmond, California (510) 232-2055

  4. New Gethsemane C.O.G.I.C. -   2100 Roosevelt Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 620-9628 - (visit website)

  5. Resurrection AME Church -  1434 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801 (510) 235-6215

 Richmond, California   cogic churches   Richmond, California cogic churches (video)
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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Juneteenth Family Day and Festival
    (June)   (510) 620-6515   - (visit website)

    Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865.


  2. The Art of Living Black
    (510) 724-9274   - (visit website)

    A art show which is a showcase of the artwork of Bay Area Black Artists. "Featuring over 50 local artists, the works include fine arts and crafts, paintings, sculpture, photography, prints, masks, stained glass, quilts, textile art, ceramics, jewelry and dolls."


 Annual Juneteenth events in Richmond, California     Annual Juneteenth events in Richmond, California (video)
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