Carrie Williams, 10; Madison Williams, 10; Maleah Hobson, 13; and Threvia Slayton, 15, participate in a scavenger hunt during the Black History Museum’s annual teen-focused Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day on Jan. 13.
The halls of the Virginia General Assembly were ablaze with crimson on Monday as Richmond area members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority participated in Delta Days at the General Assembly. In between attending committee sessions led by several legislators, sorority members took time to greet new legislators Sen. Lashrecse Aird, 13th District, shown with Lisa Johnson and Greta Randolph and Delegate Debra Gardner, 76th District.
Also in attendance were Valena A. Dixon, Bonnie Newman Davis, managing editor, Richmond Free Press, and Karla E. Peters, copy editor, Richmond Free Press.
Organizers of the People’s Tribunal on Virginia’s Prisons, Jails & Detention Centers hosted a press conference on Jan. 10, the opening day of the 2024 Virginia General Assembly, to highlight its final report that is being sent to all 140 state legislators. The People’s Tribunal also gathered to show solidarity with prisoners at the Red Onion State Prison who, since Dec. 26, have been on a hunger strike to protest the continued use of solitary confinement in the Virginia Department of Corrections, an issue that many thought had been settled by a bill in the 2023 General Assembly.
Ornamental grass in Forest Hill Park