A letter to the editor from Mr. Roy L. Perry-Bey of Norfolk, executive director of the United Front for Justice, regarding the Voting Rights Act.
The Virginia Defender
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.
As a concerned resident of Richmond who has been monitoring the details of the Coliseum deal, I am strongly opposed to the initiative.
An editorial from Hassan Shabazz on the Department of Corrections, truth-in-sentencing law, and mass incarceration.
An editorial regarding lead contamination in Virginia’s school buildings by Queen Zakia Shabazz.
Some two dozen people gathered at Richmond’s African Burial Ground on October 10th for the 16th Gabriel Forum, an event to honor the great slave rebellion leader Gabriel on the anniversary of his execution.
Longtime advocates for Shockoe Bottom have sent an Open Letter (see below) to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney asking him to finally take a stand on whether he supports the community-generated proposal for a nine-acre memorial park.
For the fourth time in less than a year, an armed group of neo-Confederates came to Virginia’s capital city Aug. 19 to “protect” the shrines to white supremacy on Monument Avenue. And for the fourth time, they were outnumbered, outmaneuvered and decided to leave early.