Nearly 40 anti-racist activists – Black, Latinx, Asian and white – gathered today in Richmond for a demonstration outside the national headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Their lead banner boldly proclaimed the reason for the protest: “UDC: Celebrating 125 Years of Racist Lies!”
TRUMP SPEAKS, (SOME) DEMOCRATS BOYCOTT & THE PEOPLE PROTEST
President Donald J. Trump spoke today in Jamestown at Virginia’s official event marking the 400th anniversary of the founding of the House of Burgesses. The colonial-era institution later morphed into the present-day Virginia General Assembly, giving rise to the claim that the state’s legislature is the Western Hemisphere’s oldest continuing representative body. Bullcrap.
CAPITOL SQUARE RALLY SUPPORTS FAMILY OF BLACK TEEN KILLED BY PORTSMOUTH COP
Both grief and determination hung over a rally yesterday outside the Virginia State Capitol to support the family of a man killed by a Portsmouth police officer.
‘RED FOR ED’- RICHMOND TEACHERS ORGANIZE, SCORE VICTORIES
By Joseph S.H. Rogers “It’s not a good look when teachers and students have to rearrange their carefully created schedules two days before the start of school.” That was just one of […]
THE POISONING OF VIRGINIA’S SCHOOLCHILDREN
An editorial regarding lead contamination in Virginia’s school buildings by Queen Zakia Shabazz.
PHOTO UPDATE: 16TH ANNUAL GABIEL FORUM
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.
SHOCKOE BOTTOM ADVOCATES TO STONEY: TAKE A STAND!
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.