She leads a major American newspaper, won a Pulitzer, but when she comes home, she’s “just Monica”

Charlottesville Tomorrow Editor-in-Chief Angilee Shah talks with Miami Herald Executive Editor Monica Richardson about leading in a pandemic, breaking news and how to build community with journalism.

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In Charlottesville’s ‘summer of hate,’ a Chinese American pastor found his place in the struggle for civil rights

In Charlottesville’s ‘summer of hate,’ a Chinese American pastor found his place in the struggle for civil rights

Michael Cheuk (third from the left in the red clergy stole) marched at Justice Park in Charlottesville, in opposition to a rally by the Ku Klux Klan on July 8, 2017. David McNair/The DTM by Michael Cheuk On Aug. 12, 2017, I spent the day at First United Methodist Church, helping counterprotesters and faith leaders communicate while white supremacists, neo-Nazis and racists marched the streets of...

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A Sweet New Face in the Crowd

A Sweet New Face in the Crowd

Photo Caption: Tamica Jean-Charles (center, with glasses atop her head) poses with several Brown Shuga event attendees. by Katrina Spencer Charlottesville is no stranger to new transplants. From 2010 to 2020, this college town has seen a net increase of more than 3,000 souls, and in a town of an estimated 50,000 persons, a growth of 3,000 is nothing to discount. One of our newbies is Tamica...

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Chihamba: A Time for Healing

Chihamba: A Time for Healing

by Katrina Spencer For over 30 years running, the Chihamba African American Cultural Arts Festival, a celebration of Black life, has been held in Charlottesville. That is, until it was rudely interrupted in 2020, when COVID-19 reared its crown and forced us all into a prolonged and unanticipated period of isolation. Now, having community members who are once, twice, thrice, and even quadruply...

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