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Make a Difference: Join the Richmond Civilian Review Board

The City of Richmond has announced the formation of the Richmond Civilian Review Board and is seeking dedicated residents to serve on this vital body. This is a unique opportunity for community members to play a significant role in fostering transparency, trust, and...

‘Summer of Swayze’ at the Byrd Theatre: A Fundraiser

"If you want the ultimate, you’ve got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It’s not tragic to die doing what you love.” — Bodhi, Point Break. Since the dawn of mankind, disparate religions have contemplated the nature of heaven, the afterlife, and the...

Make a Difference: Join the Richmond Civilian Review Board

The City of Richmond has announced the formation of the Richmond Civilian Review Board and is seeking dedicated residents to serve on this vital body. This is a unique opportunity for community members to play a significant role in fostering transparency, trust, and accountability within the Richmond Police Department. The Richmond Civilian...

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Richmond Civilian Review Board_photo by R Anthony Harris_RVA MAgazine 2024

Opinion | On Juneteenth, Biden Needs To Build On His Modest Marijuana Reforms With A Call For Drug War Reparations

“If President Biden wants to truly celebrate the spirit of Juneteenth, he needs to take bolder action instead of well-intended half-measures that don’t come close to solving the problem.” Juneteenth is a day of joy when we celebrate the end of slavery in the United States, but for too many Black Americans, the harms of slavery never fully went...

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Marijuana-Decriminalization-2024-by-Chelsea-Higgs-Wise_photo-by-Esteban-Lopez_RVA-Magazine-2024

Jordan Peterson is Coming to Town And Wants to Wrestle God 

ed. note: This is a Letter to The Editor and does not necessary reflect the views of RVA Magazine or its staff. Peterson gained prominence in 2016 when he refused to use gender-neutral pronouns to address one of his students. He was subsequently fired from the University of Toronto, but his crusade against political correctness quickly made...

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Jordan Peterson in Richmond_RVA Magazine 2024

Unpacking VCU’s Decision to Reject Racial Literacy in Curriculum

A proposed racial literacy requirement as part of VCU’s general education curriculum will not be implemented. In a 10-5 decision, the VCU Board of Visitors voted Friday to strike down the requirement, against the recommendations of the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UUCC) and the VCU Office of the Provost.  During a public...

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VCU Rejects DEI by Kate Seltzer_RVA MAgazine 2024

Dystopian View of VCU’s Graduation Walkout

The Greater Richmond Convention Center has undoubtedly experienced more prosperous times. The recent walkout by Virginia Commonwealth University graduates highlighted a series of declining events in Richmond, marked by police confrontations during protests and the Governor's contentious measures on education. Before entering the building, a...

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Dystopian View of VCU's Graduation Walkout_Goad Gatsby_RVA Magazine 2024