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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.
For the first time since 1993, the Democratic Party controls both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion, but that still hasn’t resulted in the critical police-abuse reforms demanded by thousands of Richmond anti-racist protesters.
by Phil Wilayto RICHMOND, VA, Sept. 8 — “Some terrible mistake was made along the way.” That was how a federal judge described the recent massive COVID-19 outbreak at a private immigrant […]
The Summer 2020 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on August 14, 2020. Click here to find a full PDF and links to each story.
Here in Virginia, the protests in the wake of the U.S. assassination of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani have spurred the formation of two new antiwar coalitions.
In September 2019, Richmond city council rejected a controversial resolution submitted by Mayor Levar Stoney on behalf of Weimans Bakery LLC.
In a major milestone in the decades-long struggle to reclaim and properly memorialize the downtown area that once was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has publicly committed $3.5 million in City money to create the Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park.