The October 29, 2021 issue of the Updates and Announcements newsletter.
AUTUMN 2021 ISSUE
The Autumn 2021 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on October 25, 2021. Click here to find a full PDF.
THE HOUSING CRISIS AND RICHMOND’S DECLINING BLACK POPULATION
Black and poor Richmonders are being priced out of the city limits, which has major implications for the city’s political balance of power. 2020 ended a 50-year period in which Richmond had been a majority-Black city.
PRINCESS BLANDING’S THIRD-PARTY RUN FOR VIRGINIA GOVERNOR: A DEFENDER ANALYSIS
A Defenders analysis on the campaign of progressive third-party candidate Princess Blanding.
WILL THE BLACK COMMUNITY BENEFIT FROM THE MEMORIALIZATION OF SHOCKOE BOTTOM?
At this point it’s clear that something big is going to happen in Shockoe Bottom, the long-neglected area in downtown Richmond that for 30 years before Emancipation was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade. But what, and who will benefit?
TINY HANDS IN CUFFS
Recent analysis of data about police use of force on children and teens paints a chilling picture.
STUDY: POLICE KILLINGS IN U.S. ARE GROSSLY UNDERCOUNTED
The number of people killed by police in the United States has been grossly undercounted, according to a new public health study published in the Lancet.