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20 Jul 2011

Reentry programs push for doors to open

By Zakia Williams RICHMOND, Va — For seven years Donna Hobson, 42, assisted clients in their recovery efforts from alcohol and substance abuse. She monitored client’s behavior and provided them with community resources. As a substance abuse counselor at The Healing Place in Richmond, she found joy in motivating others to overcome their addictions. “I […]

10 Jul 2011

The Road to Recovery

Take a look at the Google Map I created outlining different recovery resources in and around the Richmond area and how they contrast.

12 Apr 2011

Almost through the cracks

By Zakia Williams Richmond, Va. – A year ago, Ja’Quan Hicks,16, found himself falling through the cracks. “I really didn’t go to class. I used to skip all the time,” Hicks said. Hicks attended Armstrong High School located in the East End. His empathy was a result of the faculty and staff not caring, Hicks […]

11 Apr 2011

Church Hill community comes together, promotes unity

It may appear like just a basketball court from the outside but Hosea Bland, a minister at Mount Olivet Church in Church Hill, has a bigger plan. “Basketball itself attracts a lot of attention and we want everybody to come and just play,” Bland said. “A basketball court– we feel like that’ll be a catch.”

23 Oct 2010

Church Hosts Annual Fall Festival

The Ginter Park United Methodist Church looks to its annual Fall Festival to not only raise money but also to expand its membership. The event included children’s activities, independent vendors, food, a silent auction and live music.

09 Oct 2010

Jones New Pastor at Richmond First Baptist Church

First Baptist of South Richmond was a fusion of color and praise as the sound of the organ and tambourine flowed through the sanctuary filled with saints dressed in their Sunday best determined to hear a Word from the Lord.

09 Oct 2010

Richmond Sikh Community Works To Fight Discrimination, Maintain Identity

“Anyone can be a Sikh,” said Dr. Baljit Sidhu. An orthopedic surgeon from Chester, Dr. Sidhu recently spoke about Sikhism to a religious studies class at Virginia Commonwealth University.

09 Oct 2010

Refugees Find a Home in the Unlikeliest of Places

The refugees are Nepalese-speaking Bhutanese who lived in the Southern part of Bhutan. Bhutan is a small country in Southeast Asia near Nepal and India. In the early ’90s the Southern Bhutanese were forced to leave Bhutan when the government cited that they were residing in the country illegally. Some left voluntarily because they feared for their safety. Most of the refugees ended up in refugee camps in Nepal, where some of them have lived for more than 20 years.