Jonathan Parham defies gravity on his skateboard as he gets a jump on a rail at Fonticello-Carter Jones Park at 28th and Bainbridge streets in South Side.
Senon Davis brightens the front of Saadia’s Juice Box and Yoga Bar, one of the newest businesses in Jackson Ward. Mr. Davis spent a recent Sunday adding fresh, attention-grabbing color to the business at 402½ N. 2nd St. Opened in January, owner Saadia Yasmin combines yoga and belly dancing classes with a mix of Persian-style baked goods, salads and beverages — ranging from coffee, espresso and tea to raw juices and special concoctions of fruit, vegetables and spice smoothies.
About 1,300 people gather at St. Paul’s Baptist Church on Creighton Road on Monday night to express their concerns and seek improvements in issues affecting area youths. The event was sponsored by RISC, Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities, an interfaith, interracial coalition of 19 congregations in metro Richmond working to address core issues. At Monday’s annual Nehemiah assembly, the group focused on improvements in elementary school reading levels, children’s mental health and job training for young people.
May Day protests in Richmond // At left, Kim Bobo, left, and the Rev. Jack Posiadlo of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in South Richmond bless participants in the National Day Without Immigrants, timed to coincide with May Day observances on Monday, May 1. Location: Abner Clay Park in Jackson Ward. Similar events were held across the country to support immigrants and protest President Trump’s aggressive deportation policies. At right, boisterous protesters march on City Hall on Monday evening to urge the ouster of federal immigration agents and voice other concerns about federal and state policies.
Police briefly ordered a lockdown of City Hall to prevent disruption of City Council budget deliberations and a separate School Board meeting. Council recessed while the doors were locked and resumed work a few minutes later after participants resumed their march along Broad Street.
For the missing //
Yellow balloons are released to remember nearly three dozen people from the Richmond area who have been reported missing and whose whereabouts are unknown. The release came at the first “Bring Our Missing Children Home” event hosted last Saturday by the mother of a 21-year-old who has disappeared without a trace. Location: New Life Deliverance Tabernacle in South Side.
Family of geese in Kanawha Canal
Ooh la la // Sister Rose Marie, dressed in her habit and high-top hiking boots, talks on the phone after accepting a donation at the French Food Festival last Saturday at the Little Sisters of the Poor on Michaels Road in Henrico County.
Culinary delights, such as dessert crepes, ratatouille and shrimp and grits were prepared by local chefs for a delighted crowd.
Julia and Jeff Schurott enjoy gumbo as their twin daughters, Eloise and Piper, can only watch. The annual event is a fundraiser supporting the work of the nuns in caring for the low-income elderly.