The In-Between: Race and Space in ‘My Monticello’

Vinegar Hill Magazine sat down with author Jocelyn Nicole Jonson to discuss her recently published book, My Monticello. The book includes a novella about a near-future dystopian reality where white supremacists violently take siege of Charlottesville. The story is told from the perspective of the main character, Da’Naisha, who has deep Charlottesville roots and is also a descendent of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings.  While the community burns, Da’Naisha and a group of people escape via an abandoned Jaunt bus to Monticello and try to find meaning in their new exiled reality.

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Call for Artists for “Lay My Burdens Down” Exhibition

Call for Artists for “Lay My Burdens Down” Exhibition

The Charlottesville Black Arts Collective through McGuffey Art Center is excited to announce a call for artists for an exhibition, “Lay My Burdens Down” to take place at McGuffey Art Center in February 2022 (Opening Feb. 4th, 2022). The goal of this exhibition is to take viewers through a journey focusing on their interpretation of what it means to "Lay My Burdens Down" through various artistic...

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Living Beyond the Limitations: A Conversation with Darnell Lamont Walker

Living Beyond the Limitations: A Conversation with Darnell Lamont Walker

by Sarad Davenport | Photos by Photographer: Hunnus (IG: @hunnus) We took some time to catch up with Darnell Lamont Walker, a writer for Netflix’s hottest new animated series by Ludacris, “Karma’s World.” Over the last few years, Darnell’s journey has taken him from the Sesame Street Writers Room to creating incredible content for children on global shows like Blue’s Clues & You, Two Whats?!...

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Proposal for Black-Owned Richmond Casino Rejected by Voters

Proposal for Black-Owned Richmond Casino Rejected by Voters

Post written by Tamara D. Fair It’s no dice for Richmond’s Urban One casino project. The casino, which allegedly would have been the country’s first black-owned establishment of its kind, was vetoed during a referendum vote. Although the difference in votes was minute, the 51% who voted “no” against the ONE Casino + Resort have effectively ceased any chance for the project to push through. While...

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