It was Monday, Aug. 10, about an hour before sunset, and Jeffrey Peters was where he often is these days: At the circle named for his nephew, Marcus-David Peters.
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.
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.
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.
Dozens of housing activists gathered in downtown Richmond May 26 to protest the resumption of eviction cases by the city’s housing courts.
Cathy’s Camp, the tent city located outside Richmond’s cold weather shelter where scores of homeless people have lived since last August, is coming down.
Cathy’s Camp is a tent city created in 2019 by homeless people in Richmond. The city wants to close it. In this interview, camp volunteers Bridget Whitaker Williams and Rhonda Sneed explain how the city, working with nonprofits, has been moving people from the camp to a hotel that they say is infested with bedbugs.