More than 40 tenants and supporters along with housing activists with the nonprofit group Virginia Organizing marched on Dec. 10 to the downtown Richmond offices of Amurcon Realty.
Bon Secours has been using its Richmond Community Hospital to participate in a lucrative federal drug program, while the hospital’s impoverished neighborhood gets reduced services.
Close to 200 people gathered May 1 outside Richmond’s United Nations Church on Cowardin Avenue to support a Black teenager who says he was the victim of a vicious hate crime – one that was then covered up by the Powhatan County police force.
Feed the Streets RVA is a nonprofit organization that provides food and other essentials to the Richmond community. With eight members on the executive board, it was started by a close group of friends who all shared a passion for giving back.
On the evening of May 2, a draft opinion written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and leaked to the public suggested that the court would overturn Roe v. Wade. Alito wrote, “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start.” The next day, rallies erupted across the country.
RRFP, the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project, has been funding abortions in Virginia for almost 20 years. In addition to helping people finance their abortions by paying clinics directly, RRFP provides “practical support,” such as rides to appointments and funds for childcare.
United Parents Against Lead and the Virginia Environmental Justice Coalition have opened a new community center, the Community Resiliency Hub, in the Heights neighborhood of Petersburg.