Contributed by CIM Project partner Charlottesville Tomorrow CHARLOTTE RENE WOODS @charlottewords Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker posted a short...
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.
Jan 7, 2021 | Politics
No American President in history has allowed the far-right extremist to align themselves with him. The day after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017, David Duke former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan declared that Trump was their “moral leader.” The press and the President’s critics waited and waited for his vehement denial that he was their leader. It never came!
Nov 30, 2020 | Politics
With one like Gathers bearing witness and working as an active presence, we are more likely to remember and to heed his call to “do something.”
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.
Oct 2, 2020 | Politics
Vinegar Hill Magazine caught up with Dr. Bryant Cameron Webb who is running for the seat in the 5th District of Virginia in United States House of Representatives.
Sep 24, 2020 | Politics
At Vinegar Hill Magazine, we believe in the value of human life and we stand in solidarity with the family of Breonna Taylor and those who are again traumatized by the miscarriage of justice. We refuse to be silent when our platform reaches more and more people daily. We will continue to do everything in our editorial power to recognize the fundamental humanity of people and to normalize justice, equity, and inclusion for all.
Sep 5, 2020 | Politics
While she is active and engaged, she is not overworked. “I’m more a less-is-more kind of person,” and I believe her, since she expresses such an awareness of the necessity of the fight for racial equity to continue beyond her efforts. Momentum can only be maintained if people can “sustain these conversations for more than just a moment.”
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.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, at least twice a week Home to Hope staff went to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) to talk with inmates about their upcoming release — to develop short and long term goals, and discuss what’s called a Wellness Recovery Access Plan (WRAP).
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.
Feb 28, 2019 | Politics
People who were only seeing me in that sense, they were hoping I would remain uncomfortable so that maybe one day I won’t be able to continue doing this. It becomes ammunition for them. I was doing this work for free. And so I’ll do this for free like I was doing before.
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“Great universities have to go a step beyond ordinary,” said Dr. Devona Williams Delaware State University announced that it’s forgiving more than $700,000 in student loans for their recent graduates who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday,...
Virginia Press Association awarded for Vinegar Hill & Charlottesville Tomorrow for the Determined Series collaboration. Determined received First Place Multimedia Report, First Place for Illustrations, Best in Show for Online Digital, and Best in Show...
Contributed by Bria Williams In Black vernacular, the phrase “How You?” is used as a greeting, a colloquialism, and a genuine inquiry. To Daniel Fairley, however, it is also a mantra and a commitment to the mental health and wellness of Black Men across the...
CHARLOTTESVILLE (March 26, 2021) -- The Associated General Contractors of Virginia/Piedmont District has chosen the Burley Restoration Project as their service project for 2021. The AGCVA is the largest and most influential construction trade organization in the...
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