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Blue Skies: Mayor Nikuyah Walker in Her Own Words

Blue Skies: Mayor Nikuyah Walker in Her Own Words

With this as the backdrop, we talked for three hours about equity, partnerships, governing style, and much more in a conversation that could have continued all day, if not interrupted by a family emergency. I hope to continue our discussion and present it here at another time. As always Mayor Walker was candid and fearless with her responses and insights. What comes through in our discussion is that she remains a champion of the under-represented as she is willing to force conversations that some deem difficult.

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New Beginnings for Angelic’s Kitchen

New Beginnings for Angelic’s Kitchen

While many businesses struggled to survive amid the pandemic, Angelic’s Kitchen is growing. Angelic Jenkins, the owner of Angelic’s Kitchen and former HR Director for the DoubleTree Hotel, quit her role at the hotel a few weeks ago. She’s now focused on running her business full-time. Despite the challenges of navigating a global pandemic, Jenkins is overcoming hurdles to open a new location at the Dairy Market–a cafeteria-style food hall featuring other local entrepreneurs on Grady Ave in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Vibes Don’t Lie: A Conversation with King Ron of Kulture Vibez

Vibes Don’t Lie: A Conversation with King Ron of Kulture Vibez

When the pandemic hit last spring and everything shut down, many people to include business owners were left in uncertain times. Such was the case with Ronnie Meggison, also known as ‘King Ron’. You see Ronnie had an extremely successful trucking company with a small fleet that was doing import and export deliveries from the ports down in Hampton Roads or the ‘7-5-7’ as it is affectionately known. “COVID shook my trucking company and hauling imports from overseas came to a stop,” said Ronnie.

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by Quinton Harrell Before my wife and I were married, before we were even dating, I would often marvel over her recurring references to her parents in our conversations about life, love, and learning. I was quite fascinated with the hyperbole, which it seemed to be...

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Blue Skies: Mayor Nikuyah Walker in Her Own Words

With this as the backdrop, we talked for three hours about equity, partnerships, governing style, and much more in a conversation that could have continued all day, if not interrupted by a family emergency. I hope to continue our discussion and present it here at another time. As always Mayor Walker was candid and fearless with her responses and insights. What comes through in our discussion is that she remains a champion of the under-represented as she is willing to force conversations that some deem difficult.

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