Politics

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.

read more
The Words of a President Really Do Matter

The Words of a President Really Do Matter

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!

read more
Statement on Breonna Taylor and the Value of Human Life

Statement on Breonna Taylor and the Value of Human Life

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.

read more
A Conversation with One of the Nation’s Foremost Young Activists

A Conversation with One of the Nation’s Foremost Young Activists

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.”

read more
Determined to Be Free

Determined to Be Free

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).

read more
Determined to Stay

Determined to Stay

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.

read more
Do Better: A Conversation with Nikuyah Walker

Do Better: A Conversation with Nikuyah Walker

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.

read more

About Us

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.

Categories

Recent News

Community Development

Tell Us What You Think: Survey

Please take a 5-minute survey to help us grow Vinegar Hill Magazine! Does Charlottesville media serve you well? We are working with Charlottesville Inclusive Media to improve how we get informed. But we cannot do this work alone! Please take this 5-minute survey to...

Past Publications