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.
A Defenders analysis on the campaign of progressive third-party candidate Princess Blanding.
Dec. 11 2020 Media Release on: Gov. Northam’s announcement of $9 million for Shockoe Bottom historical memorialization
Statement by the Virginia Defenders on Gov. Northam’s announcement of $9 million for Shockoe Bottom historical memorialization: There’s something missing.
This newspaper sent the list of questions below to all candidates for Richmond mayor and city council, asking for simple yes or no answers. We received 12 responses. The results appear below.
On the morning of Friday, Oct. 23, a multiracial crowd of some 75 people gathered outside the rental home of Katrina Pitt. The 56-year-old woman, who has a disability and survives on Social Security, was facing an eviction which would have put herself and five others on the street in the middle of the pandemic.
It’s an organization that was born in jail. Or, to be more specific, in a bus holding 26 people who were arrested May 31 while protesting the police murder of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.
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.