The protests that erupted after the public police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have grown into the broadest and most sustained rebellion against racism in U.S. history.
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.
Yes, there are COVID-19 cases in the Richmond city jail. And not all those infected are showing symptoms.
If you’re sitting at a table outside a restaurant, you’re expected to buy something. That’s understood. But if you’re homeless and it’s a really hot day and the unused table is in the shade, you might think it wouldn’t be a big deal to rest there a bit.
Around 100 people attended a Candlelight Vigil for Lebanon Aug. 8 at Richmond’s Monroe Park in a show of solidarity with the people of Beirut.
This past May 9 was the 75th anniversary of the day the German military surrendered to the Red Army and partisan forces in the Eastern Front of World War II. The date is celebrated there as the official victory over fascism.
Organizers with the education advocacy group Virginia Educators United have scheduled an “Education Equity Or Else Motor March” in Richmond for Monday, Aug. 3, to promote progressive reforms dealing with both public schools and the community at large.
RICHMOND, VA, July 29 — 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.