The Hidden In Plain Site project seeks to help Richmonders see the deep and rich history and contributions that Black Americans have made and how vestiges of that greatness is still visible among us—only if we look a little closer.
VAFF Announces Shift to Virtual Format for 202033rd Annual VAFF will be Held October 21-25 and Feature a Diverse Slate of Digital Screenings and a Series Of Conversations with Leading Artists from Throughout Industry.
Sep 4, 2020 | Education
Back in early 2020, financial advisor Corbin Hargraves was voted ‘Best Financial Advisor’ by our readership. Corbin keeps stacking up the accolades. He was also honored by his alma mater, Virginia Tech in March for his work as a financial advisor and as a community leader. Click the arrow above to see the article.
Jul 3, 2020 | Education
Robert Gest, III discusses his experiences in the military in his forthcoming autobiography. In this excerpt from the book, he discusses an encounter he had with police and eventually the justice system.
Now Available On-Demand: A Legacy Unbroken neither “whitewashes” the black experience in Charlottesville by viewing it from a white perspective nor focuses on its difficult and negative aspects: instead, through interviews with community leaders and ordinary residents and a wealth of archival photographs (from The Tribune in UVA Special Collections and family histories), it richly celebrates the many positive, resilient, and outstanding aspects of business, religious, family, and leisure-time life in Charlottesville’s African American community. It shows how the black community achieved success despite all the obstacles that Southern racism placed in their path.
Film maker Tanesha Hudson premieres her film A Legacy Unbroken: The Story of Black Charlottesville to a sold out crowd on Saturday, November 23, 2019 and to a sold out encore showing the next day.
I’m hoping that this becomes a movement because our HBCU’s matter and I don’t want any of them shutting down! I want them all to thrive.
Charlottesville’s Alliance for Black Male Achievement is playing a quiet but critical role in celebrating and creating opportunity for young black men and boys, and is seeing a real impact in the lives of young people and the institutions they interact with. However, many people in Charlottesville are still unaware of the Alliance and its work. This series will explore the Alliance’s history, its initiatives, and what lies ahead.
Feb 20, 2019 | Education
What I notice very early as we are having this conversation is that what people may not necessarily see on the surface is that Wes is deeply rooted in his faith and in his family. “My family means the most to me.” But Wes even wants to extend that idea of family beyond those he is related to. He says, “When I say family, I mean more than blood relatives. I mean big brothers, sisters, aunties, and uncles. God has sent people in my life to help me and to guide me, and I wouldn’t be the person I am without them.”
Nov 6, 2018 | Education
Teaching critical thinking will also be a large part of the educational component in the future. Again, critical thinking is taught today, but primarily as part of other assignments. Not as an independent subject. Future residents, workers, leaders will need to be critical thinkers in order to thrive and be productive citizens.
Vinegar Hill Magazine is a space that is designed to support and project a more inclusive social narrative, to promote entrepreneurship, and to be a beacon for art, culture, and politics in Central Virginia.
A Charlottesville mental health services agency helps holistically heal the minds, bodies and spirits of Black, Latinx, and underprivileged women, as other groups offer mental health support to local people of color. By Samantha Willis | Photos by Lorenzo Dickerson...
by Sarad Davenport Photos by Eze Amos Lisa Woolfork and her ‘Stitch Please’ podcast has gained more than 110,000 downloads and is a show that “supports, celebrates, and inspires Black women sewists around the world.” Dr. Woolfork says that although, “I didn't start...
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...
As the American economy prepares for a boom in the Cannabis/Hemp/Marijuana market, there remains uncertainty about how people of color and Black people, in particular, will be integrated as owners in the burgeoning market.
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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