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.
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Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
A Defenders analysis on the campaign of progressive third-party candidate Princess Blanding.
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?
Recent analysis of data about police use of force on children and teens paints a chilling picture.
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.
By Phil Wilaytofor The Virginia Defender – virginiadefender.org HENRICO COUNTY, VA, Sept. 19 — It was a beautiful scene today outside the Mondelez industrial bakery in eastern Henrico County, as a jubilant […]
Statement from the Steering Committee of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, regarding the September 8, 2021 removal of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue.