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VUU to start 2 new schools and 2-year degree program

A new school is being launched a Virginia Union University to train students to be activists.

Hanging around

Richmond removed in 2020 almost all of the city-owned Confederate statues that marred the landscape with their white supremacist message. But getting rid of the statues is proving to be harder.

Gospel artist Hezekiah Walker to lead VUU master class Dec. 4

Local gospel musicians and music students from across the country will have a chance to virtually meet the best in the business while learning how to break into the industry.

Council member threatens to delay design funds for new George Wythe

Will Richmond City Council stand in the way of transferring $7.3 million to Richmond Pub- lic Schools so an architect can design a replacement George Wythe High School?

Public school enrollment down 46,000 statewide since pandemic

Richmond Public Schools has reported that 2,700 fewer students were enrolled Sept. 30 as the new school year began than in 2019 before the start of the pandemic.

Richmond, Chesterfield libraries join program to distribute free at-home COVID-19 test kits

Libraries across Virginia have joined the effort to make it easier for residents to test themselves for possible COVID-19 infection.

Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

New VCU Health Adult Outpatient Pavilion to open Dec. 6

After more than four years of design and construction, opening day is finally arriving for the new Adult Outpatient Pavilion on the medical campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.

YMCA makes deal on Downtown building

The YMCA of Greater Richmond could become a model for nonprofits seeking to gain revenue from old buildings, while keeping them in operation.

School, city spirit merged at Armstrong-Walker Classic Legacy

“I’m the last Dragon.” Ashley Singleton is many things — a Richmond resident with deep family ties to Church Hill and an educator with the nonprofit Blue Sky Fund.

Richmond’s George Floyd?

Richmonder Joshua Lee Lawhon’s life ended on Jan. 16, 2018.

Making an impact

Joyce Carter happily drives 40 miles from Caroline County to Richmond so her three adopted children can see one doctor.

Two men exonerated in assassination of Malcolm X after more than 50 years

More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers were exonerated last week after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon’s death.

Jury awards $25M in damages to victims of white nationalist violence in Charlottesville rally

A federal jury in Charlottesville, looking into deadly “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August 2017, found defendants liable in four out of six counts and awarded $25 million in damages, according to media reports on Tuesday.

Wilder, James named to Gov.-elect Youngkin’s transition team

Gov.-elect Glenn A. Youngkin, who won a razor thin victory this month to the state’s top governing post, has organized a transition team that includes former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and Kay Coles James, two people of color.

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