The Autumn 2020 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on October 29, 2020. Click here to find a full PDF.
During the months of national anti-racist protests triggered by the brutal police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, around 300 protesters were arrested in Richmond. Some are facing serious felony charges.
Despite record sales growth amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, along with a rising number of confirmed cases among store workers, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, Kroger, is proposing to cut health care benefits for thousands of employees in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
What do you do when, in the middle of a pandemic, they call you an “essential worker,” but then don’t pay you like one? For Virginia Beach sanitation workers, the answer was to strike.
Immigrant communities in Virginia are facing unprecedented challenges, now greatly complicated by the COVID-19 crisis. Below is a list of some of the organizations that offer services to immigrants in the state.
In this edition of News U Can Use: details on a free nurse hotline, free braille and audio books for the visually impaired, free legal services, and $35 attorney consultations.
This newspaper sent the list of questions below to all candidates for Richmond mayor and city council, asking for simple yes or no answers. We received 12 responses. The results appear below.