Bonjour, I am to be your resident foreign policy expert here in Richmond. Why? Because caring about what is happening in the world is central to your survival in the age of Donald Trump, and is a nice addition to our general preoccupation with live music, roof-top bars, and restaurants that serve the same bacon infused fried brussels sprouts.... READ MORE:
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The Dirty South exhibition at the VMFA documents 100 years of Black southern expression, from the church to the dance floor. Hip Hop Henry checked it out and brought us a detailed report. If you have been on or around Arthur Ashe Blvd lately, I'm sure you have seen signs or billboards featuring a Cadillac grille with the words "Dirty South" on it. The signs were to let the city know about the newest exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), which is dedicated to the South and its... READ MORE:
Citizens of conscience, everything you are feeling is valid. How can we even begin to process the range of emotions experienced in the past 24 hours? What happened yesterday, January 6, 2021, is a day that will forever be seared into our collective memories. On this day, a rabble of insurrectionists, rioters, and white supremacists attempted a coup against the government of the United States. The images of this mob scaling the walls of Congress, ransacking the offices of our elected officials,... READ MORE:
Princess Blanding, a prominent public safety, mental health and racial justice advocate, has announced her campaign to run for Governor of Virginia in 2021. Blanding has entered the race as the candidate of the newly-formed Liberation Party, which will compete as an independent party in the November 2021 election. Blanding is the sister of the late Marcus-David Peters, a 24-year-old high school teacher and alumnus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Peters was fatally shot by a Richmond... READ MORE:
Valentine museum founder Edward Valentine was responsible for sculpting multiple Confederate monuments around Richmond. Now the museum he founded hopes to display his statue of Jefferson Davis in order to confront the role Valentine, and Richmond, played in the Lost Cause. Following the protests in Richmond over the summer and the subsequent removal of Confederate statues from Monument Avenue, some of those statues were taken to a wastewater treatment plant for storage. But for the majority... READ MORE:
Organized by RVA26, monthly "Creative Protests" at Marcus-David Peters Circle have given creative voice to a community hungry for positive change, even as the space remains the focus for civil disobedience in Richmond. It’s a place where you can play a pick up game of basketball outside. It’s a place where a community garden grows, nurtured by volunteers. It’s a place covered in graffiti: "Black Lives Matter." "ACAB." "Fuck 12." It’s a place where you can take your kids, your... READ MORE: