Charlottesville Tomorrow, in partnership with Vinegar Hill Magazine and In My Humble Opinion Radio Show, has been awarded $23,000 through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Community Recovery & Catalyst Grant program. The grant will help fund the recently established Charlottesville Inclusive Media project.
Though his work has made and continues to make history, Bellamy leans into our city while stepping out onto an increasingly national stage. Ultimately he is hopeful, both for his work and the movement itself.
Jul 24, 2020 | Community Development
Back in April, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conscious Capitalist Group Foundation, Inc. set out to bring solutions to businesses who were struggling during the pandemic. Rob Gray and Derek Rush put out a clarion call for young people throughout Central Virginia to think of innovative businesses that could be helpful during the pandemic.
A collective of community leaders have declared their political independence and launched Our Black Party, a political home for those who are fiercely committed to improving the lives of Black people across this country and demanding meaningful political action that prioritizes the needs of Black people.
Download the Black Restaurant Checklist. Share with your friends that you have supported every Black restaurant in Charlottesville before the summer ends.
Jul 14, 2020 | Community Development
The Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR) supports systemic reforms to improve the lives of Black and Brown people. We support the #BlackLivesMatter movement and stand united with people around the world who condemn the numerous brutal police murders of Black and Brown people.
Community Commentary/Opinion: For Black people in Charlottesville, fixing broken systems is life or death
Life for many people in America, particularly Black people, is not living at all; rather, it is survival at best in a system that is fractured and failing. Furthermore, the recent pandemic and social unrest are clear indicators that our social systems are, well, broken.
Jun 7, 2020 | Community Development
Under the shadow of a life-altering pandemic, the Minority Business Alliance launched an application process in April for its members to apply for funding to support their businesses’ operational costs such as rent, payroll, supplies, etc.
Charlottesville has been in an affordable housing crisis for years now, made more imperative because of longstanding racial and economic systems of segregation that have denied successful life outcomes to many generations of Black residents while gifting many white residents with wide-ranging structural and policy supports.
Former Charlottesville, Vice Mayor, Wes Bellamy, who is an avid runner and leader in the Black running culture decided to make sure that Charlottesville was accounted for in solidarity with Ahmaud and his family.
We took some time to reminisce about life as children growing up in Charlottesville. She reached deep down and said exasperatingly, “Sarad, I got it out the mud. You gotta go get it. I try not to ever let the sun beat me up.” She gave a testament to her grind and the hard work it takes to accomplish so much, seemingly so fast. “I couldn’t have done it without my mom. She wouldn’t let me give up on my dreams. I do miss the nursing field, but this is my calling. This is where I am supposed to be.”
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By Sarad Davenport | Photo by Phil Provencio For many of us, when we think of Rochester, New York, we think of it as the home of Kodak (not that one), Xerox, and of course Wegmans. Yet for folks like comedian Chris Alan, it is also known for being a very divided...
Charlottesville Planning Commission unanimously approves Comprehensive Plan update after nearly five years of work; now it goes to City Council for a hearing
One major component of Charlottesville's Comprehensive Plan update is creating more, and more affordable, housing of many types throughout the city, including quadplexes, like this one on the corner of Second St. NW and Hedge St. Charlottesville Planning Commission...
By Sarad Davenport | Photos by Eze Amos Dr. Andrea Douglas describes herself as an art historian specializing in works of the African Diaspora. Anchored in a deep modesty she said, “I took the thing that I loved most in my life and made it my life.” The child of...
Pharrell / Photo Credit: David Buchan / Stringer Pharrell Pulls His Music Fest From Virginia, Cites Upset Over Cousin's Fatal Shooting Donovan Lynch, Pharrell's cousin, was fatally shot by police in March. Pharrell Williams is displeased with Virginia Beach...
This historic building now for sale in Court Square was once the site of Charlottesville’s slave auction block. The listing does not include that fact.
On a hot and hazy afternoon smack dab in the middle of September, Jalane Schmidt stood on a brick sidewalk in Court Square, her gaze cast downward. “These are so fresh,” she said with delight, gesturing with open palms at more than half a dozen vases of fresh...
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