An editorial regarding lead contamination in Virginia’s school buildings by Queen Zakia Shabazz.
Some two dozen people gathered at Richmond’s African Burial Ground on October 10th for the 16th Gabriel Forum, an event to honor the great slave rebellion leader Gabriel on the anniversary of his execution.
Longtime advocates for Shockoe Bottom have sent an Open Letter (see below) to Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney asking him to finally take a stand on whether he supports the community-generated proposal for a nine-acre memorial park.
For the fourth time in less than a year, an armed group of neo-Confederates came to Virginia’s capital city Aug. 19 to “protect” the shrines to white supremacy on Monument Avenue. And for the fourth time, they were outnumbered, outmaneuvered and decided to leave early.
While the United Daughters of the Confederacy were holding their annual convention in Richmond, more than 50 antiracist activists gathered outside the organization’s headquarters.
The Museum of the Confederacy, located in downtown Richmond, closed on September 30, 2018.
When Marcus-David Peters was gunned down May 14 by a Richmond police officer, his death quickly became national news. It wasn’t only the fact that another unarmed Black man had died at the hands of law enforcement – it was also the circumstances of his death.