August 2011

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05 Aug 2011

Significant Increase in Number of Americans Working Past Retirement

Evelyn Hutch­er­son is prompt.  At 7:30 a.m. she set­tles into her cubi­cle and chats eas­ily with her co-workers in the third floor office at the Vir­ginia Employ­ment Com­mis­sion on E. Main Street in Richmond. She pre­pares for her work day by orga­niz­ing her desk and sign­ing into her Dell desk­top computer. Her fin­gers trem­ble on […]

04 Aug 2011

Community Celebrates at 22nd African-American Cultural Arts Festival

“Sankofa”, meaning “to go back or take” in a Ghanian language, was the theme for this year’s African-American Cultural Arts Festival at Booker T. Washington Park, now in its 22nd year.

03 Aug 2011

Black Cemetery Restoration Plans Underway

Volunteers hope new plans to upkeep a black cemetery where thousands are buried, Evergreen Cemetery, will eventually lead to a full restoration.

03 Aug 2011

For Indian Family, Adaptation and Assimilation in America

Anitha Bhuvaneswaran, a recent high school graduate, is worried about the stress her Indian culture is putting on her life. By Sean Collins-Smith.

03 Aug 2011

‘Latin Ballet’ Keeps Dance, Culture Alive

Bringing a forgotten culture back to life in Richmond was the inspiration behind the creation of the Latin Ballet of Virginia. Ana Ines King is the Artistic Director of the company, which she founded in 1997.

03 Aug 2011

Local Group Gets People, Vegetables Together

The Vegetarian Society of Richmond is a local, non-profit organization that creates a community for vegetarians and vegans alike, while advocating for their involvement in the local community.

03 Aug 2011

In US, African ‘Bride Price’ Tradition Controversial

Fulfilling customary obligations prior to marrying a Ghanaian girl doesn’t seem to have lost its relevance at a time when many cultures are fading away.

03 Aug 2011

Line Dancing Showcases Filipino Culture in Hampton Roads

After more than a quarter century, the Filipino line dancing group known as the 5th Dimension is still performing and bringing Filipino culture to the Hampton Roads

03 Aug 2011

From Punjab to Richmond

Two Masters degrees by age 19. Three successful restaurants by 31. For Sandeep “Sunny” Baweja, 31, this was always the life he envisioned for himself.

01 Aug 2011

SlutWalks Sweep the Globe in Their Fight Against Victim Blaming

By Elise Chretien On April 3, 2011, Sonya Barnett and Heather Jarvis had no idea what they were creating when they hosted the first SlutWalk in Toronto. Now, only three short months later, SlutWalks have spread to over 30 countries and 100 cities, half of which are major cities in the United States. When asked how it felt to watch […]

01 Aug 2011

Significant Increase in Number of Americans Working Past Retirement

Four days a week, Betty Gilley is at work early, 6:30 a.m. to be exact. The old­est in her office, the petite, golden haired woman is known as a fast walker and a dili­gent worker. With close to 44 years of ser­vice, Gilley retired in 2010 with plans to work in her flower gar­dens and […]