Nine anti-war protesters due in court Friday for I-95 blockade

Nine protesters will go to trial Friday, June 21, at the John Marshall Courts building for blockading Interstate 95 in March as part of an anti-war protest against the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.

40 acres and a Lie

40 Acres and a Lie tells the history of an often-misunderstood government program that gave formerly enslaved people land titles after the Civil War. A year and a half later, almost all the land had been taken back.

Richmond opens cooling stations to beat extreme heat

As summer temperatures start to spike this week, the City of Richmond is taking steps to help residents stay cool and safe by opening cooling stations in neighborhoods throughout the area.

Military Retirees to host Veterans Awareness Walk

The Military Retirees Club of Richmond is calling on vet- erans, service members and military families to participate in their first “Bridge Over Troubled Waters Walk” on Saturday, June 29, at Belle Isle. The event aims to bring more attention …

Honoring outstanding volunteers and service groups

The Commonwealth of Virginia is calling on residents to nominate exceptional volunteers, organizations and businesses for the 2024 Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards. These annual honors celebrate the contributions of Virginians who dedicate their time and energy to causes …

Brewing business in Scott’s Addition

Next month, Scott’s Addition will officially be home to Brainstorm Brewhouse, a majority Black-owned brewery.

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

Genealogist Michelle Evans-Oliver selected for fellowship

Preservation Virginia announced the 2024 class of its African American Fellowship Program recently, recognizing five community preservationists for their dedication to historic preservation and research. Among this year’s fellows is Michelle Evans-Oliver, a renowned local genealogist.

Henrico County transitions to .gov domain to bolster cybersecurity

As part of an effort to enhance cybersecurity for r users of its online services, Henrico County general government is moving the domain for its website and email to “.gov.”

City Council votes 8-1 to increase their salaries

City Council members awarded themselves substantial pay raises Monday night in a near-unanimous vote, the first salary increase for the elected officials in more than two decades.

NAACP sues Shenandoah over Confederate names

The Virginia NAACP on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Shenandoah County School Board for what it called “reaffirming discrimination,” after the school system voted to rebrand schools with Confederate names in May.

Clock is TikTok-ing

Meghin Martin created a TikTok account two years ago to share her experience working at a local Starbucks. Under the username @ex_barista, Martin asked other TikTok users who worked at the coffeehouse chain if they had been scheduled for only …

Oklahoma Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit of last Tulsa Race Massacre survivors seeking reparations

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, dampening the hope of advocates for racial justice that the city would make financial amends for one of the worst single acts of …

New supportive housing complex opens in East End

A new supportive housing community celebrated its grand opening this week in Richmond’s East End. The Cool Lane Commons complex features 86 affordable apartments along with on-site services and amenities for residents. Developed by the non-profit Virginia Supportive Housing, the …

Lawsuit challenging stadium project dismissed

A lawsuit looking to halt the Richmond city government’s plan for the Diamond District’s baseball stadium was dismissed last week. Richmond Circuit Court Judge W. Reilly Marchant tossed out the suit from attorney Paul Goldman during a hearing last Friday. …