A Defenders analysis on the campaign of progressive third-party candidate Princess Blanding.
WILL THE BLACK COMMUNITY BENEFIT FROM THE MEMORIALIZATION OF SHOCKOE BOTTOM?
At this point it’s clear that something big is going to happen in Shockoe Bottom, the long-neglected area in downtown Richmond that for 30 years before Emancipation was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade. But what, and who will benefit?
TINY HANDS IN CUFFS
Recent analysis of data about police use of force on children and teens paints a chilling picture.
STUDY: POLICE KILLINGS IN U.S. ARE GROSSLY UNDERCOUNTED
The number of people killed by police in the United States has been grossly undercounted, according to a new public health study published in the Lancet.
BAKERY WORKERS WIN STRIKE AGAINST GIANT SNACK COMPANY
By Phil Wilaytofor The Virginia Defender – virginiadefender.org HENRICO COUNTY, VA, Sept. 19 — It was a beautiful scene today outside the Mondelez industrial bakery in eastern Henrico County, as a jubilant […]
STATEMENT BY THE VIRGINIA DEFENDERS ON THE TAKING DOWN OF THE RICHMOND STATUE OF ROBERT E. LEE
Statement from the Steering Committee of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, regarding the September 8, 2021 removal of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue.
LATE SUMMER 2021 ISSUE
The Late Summer 2021 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on August 31, 2021. Click here to find a full PDF.