Virginia Defender Editor Phil Wilayto’s account of attending a reception celebrating the 41st anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution at the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, D.C.
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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.
On Jan. 3, a U.S. drone strike near Baghdad International Airport ordered by President Trump targeted and killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The reaction across the world was immediate. Protests broke out in more than 20 countries, especially Iraq and Iran, and over 200 U.S. cities.
It was a packed house Feb. 9 for a film showing of “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine” at the Masjid Bilal in Richmond’s East End.
In Virginia, the land of almost no unions, there’s one supermarket chain whose workers are covered by a collective bargaining contract. The chain is Kroger, and the union is United Food & […]
Predatory lending is personal to me. I’ve pastored in the Richmond area for more than 30 years. Many members of my congregations and surrounding communities have found themselves locked into predatory loans that they struggle to repay. They become trapped in a debt cycle that harms them for years.
Despite fierce support from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, Dominion Energy and its corporate partners failed to win City Council support for their $1.5 billion development plan for downtown Richmond. The public evidently favors schools over corporate profits.
City of Richmond’s natural gas utility customers should see savings on monthly bill Beginning with their January utility bills, Richmond Gas Works customers should have seen a savings on their monthly natural gas bill.