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RVA Magazine And GayRVA Endorse Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan

RVA Magazine and GayRVA are proud to endorse Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan for Virginia's 4th congressional district to continue the progressive legacy of the late Rep. Donald McEachin and represent us in the United States House of Representatives. Our team...

Art & Country: A Sunday Essay

Back in April, I had the great privilege of visiting the Louvre for the first time. The many works in that historic museum exceeded all my expectations and kept me enthralled for the all too short three hours I spent inside. As closing time approached, museum staff...

We want to raise awareness of the situation in Iran with a mural

ed. note: In light of fact checking this morning we have to retract the information presented on our platforms yesterday and clarify that Iran has NOT sentenced 15,000 protestors to the death penalty but the possibly remains they could in the future. We apologize for...

You Beto Work 2: A Bumble Love Letter to Beto O’Rourke

Fall calls for late nights and warm blankets, lost in the small glare of the light from my phone. Tired of endlessly swiping right on the same balding white guy named Jeff holding a spotted bass he is entirely too proud of. Tinder? Never. I’m far higher brow than...

Dissociative Gaze Into The Abyss: A Sunday Essay

Is the revival of the 2014 Tumblr girl how the internet copes with the end of the world?  The dissociative pout, also referred to as the dissociative gaze, was first coined by i-D Magazine in the 2022 article “The cult of the dissociative pout” by Rayne Fisher-Quann,...

Op-Ed: Let’s Show Confidence In Mr. Kamras!

Former Education Compact member Amy Wentz respond's to last week's editorial by Willie Hilliard, offering reasons why she believes Richmond Public Schools should renew Superintendent Jason Kamras's contract for four years. Well, well, well. Here we are again, Richmond Public Schools stakeholders: emotional, anxious, and exercising our thumbs...

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Op-Ed: RPS Students Deserve Better Than Jason Kamras

City Council candidate and Mayor's Education Compact member Willie Hilliard says Richmond's School Board should offer a two-year contract for continuity amidst the pandemic, but should not commit to the four-year contract Superintendent Jason Kamras wants. RPS students deserve an excellent education, and building a welcoming, rigorous public...

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The Reckoning: An Election Day Retrospective

[Editor's note: This essay by contributing writer Rachel Scott Everett was originally published on her Medium site back on Election Day in November; it was written with no idea what was to come in the days that followed. However, in light of the earthshaking events we've seen since then, the points made within remain very important to remember...

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Everything You Are Feeling Right Now is Valid

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...

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Op-Ed: Let Us Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving coming soon, The Highland Support Project want to remind us that we can celebrate the holiday mindfully, by striving for a collective harmony that celebrates Indigenous cultures alongside American culture. Giving thanks is a sacred cornerstone of Indigenous culture. When we host engagement trips to rural Indigenous...

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Op-Ed: The Trouble With Reva’s Receipts

In the face of allegations of impropriety from both the mayor’s office and her 2020 election opponent, David Dominique writes that Councilmember Reva Trammell may be taking desperate measures to save her political career. Last week, Richmond City Councilmember Reva Trammell’s campaign allegedly weaponized information extracted from one of my...

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Op-Ed: Busted At The Circle

An anonymous protester tells the story of how they got arrested at Marcus-David Peters Circle, and reveals the essentially random and arbitrary nature of police enforcement throughout Richmond's summer of protest. It never hurts to show up with a case of beer, so I stopped at Lombardy Kroger on my way to the Circle and picked up some Blue...

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Op-Ed: My Weekend In Jail

For Caroline Woods, a protest-related arrest turned into a weekend of misery inside Richmond's jail system -- and created some long-term health issues. This is her story. What they put us through was psychological -- and physical -- trauma for the sole purpose of extinguishing our spirit.  This is how it started. I was crossing the median...

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