Web admin’s note: the original layout of these two pieces was side-by-side in vertical columns. Here, Princess Blanding’s statement is published first, and Goad Gatsby’s second. By Princess Blanding After the unjust […]
FEEDING THE HUNGRY: PICKING UP WHERE THE CITY LEFT OFF
After the Richmond city government tore down Cathy’s Camp, displacing more than 100 formerly homeless people, it promised to house the residents in temporary housing until they could find something more permanent. Camp residents were placed into local hotels and motels, including the Day’s Inn on Midlothian Turnpike, the Diamond Inn on Arthur Ashe Boulevard and the Massad House hotel on North 4th St. in downtown Richmond.
CATHY’S CAMP EXPOSED RICHMOND’S HOMELESS CRISIS – SO THE CITY TORE IT DOWN
It’s no secret that Richmond is in a severe housing crisis. To its shame, Virginia’s capital city has the second-highest rate of evictions of any city in the country, with some 2,000 city households currently facing the possibility of being evicted. While some may find cheaper housing or double up with relatives or friends, others will inevitably end up on the street.
First-hand accounts of the first four days of the Richmond Rebellion, May 29 – June 1.
WHERE WE’RE AT WITH THE DEMANDS
The following seven demands have been generally adopted as the goals of the Richmond Rebellion.
AT THE MDP CIRCLE
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.
LESSONS FROM THE REBELLION
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.