Photo Essay • David Meza

In 2008 Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and her staff, in conjunction with numerous local organizations and community members, organized the city’s first annual International Women’s Day celebration. The event, called Women in Solidarity: Honoring Self, Honoring Community, was an opportunity for women to network and celebrate their collective struggles [...]

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Profile, Malcolm Marshall

Betty Reid Soskin is our country’s oldest National Park Ranger and one of the most beautiful people I have met in Richmond. I had the pleasure of meeting her recently as she led a bus tour of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. According to [...]

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News Feature, William H. Fraker

In the neighborhood known as the Iron Triangle, comfort and serenity can be found at the corner of 6th and MacDonald, where a once-barren lot is now host to chickens, rabbits, beehives, and dozens of blossoming garden beds. In and amongst this thriving hub of life, a burgeoning community has [...]

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Profile, Monica Quesada

Bennie Singleton quietly entered the church, Richmond’s Garden of Peace Ministries, looking for other “night-walkers.” With a household of children and grandchildren waiting for her at home, there were plenty of other things Singleton could have been doing on a Friday night — but the 78-year-old grandmother just had to come out [...]

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Video, Street Soldiers

Sponsored by the City of Richmond, the 3-day Alive & Free Prescription Training works to change beliefs, attitudes, values and actions that promote violence. It is led by Dr. Joseph Marshall, host of 106KMEL Street Soldiers.

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Commentary, April Suwalsky

“It was a new song and its deep and plaintive beauty, its great cadences and wild appeal wailed, throbbed and thundered on the world’s ears with a message seldom voiced by man…They sneered at it—those white Southerners who heard it and never understood. They raped and defiled it—those white Northerners who listened [...]

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