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.
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.
After more than 20 years, the Richmond city government has finally committed to memorializing Shockoe Bottom, the downtown district that once was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade. Many outstanding questions remain the current plan, however. Here are some of ours.
After more than 20 years of confrontational struggle between the community and Richmond’s city government and business elite, many people are asking what’s happening with Shockoe Bottom, the long-neglected downtown district that once was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade.
Closed in 1879, the Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground may have been the largest 19th century municipal cemetery for free and enslaved Black people in the U.S. Now, it’s finally getting some recognition.