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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Former Charlottesville Reporter Jasmine Caldwell Makes History

Former Charlottesville Reporter Jasmine Caldwell Makes History

Former Charlottesville reporter Jasmine Caldwell is among the 3 Black women recently taking the lead as anchors in Texas. Excerpt from Black Enterprise Magazine article by Jeroslyn Johnson On Monday, May 2, KCEN introduced the official anchor lineup for Texas Today, which serves Temple, Waco, Killeen, and the surrounding areas. Consisting of Jasmine Caldwell, Taheshah Moise, and...

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First Person C-Ville Launches

First Person C-Ville Launches

We are looking for your stories. These can be told from your own personal point of view, or as reported pieces sharing community members’ perspectives. Please keep in mind that we are not seeking pieces that are purely your opinion. This doesn’t mean it can’t include your perspective, rather we want the focus to be your experiences or the experiences of the people you are writing about. We want...

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Raised/Razed, a Maupintown Media Production Sets to Premiere at the Heritage Center

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