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09 Dec 2013

Revitalization Efforts Cut Short

Julia Dean was in the market for a new home when she was lured to the Carver neighborhood eight years ago. Dean, a retiree, had been living in Randolph, a neighborhood in Richmond’s West End just north of the Downtown Expressway, when she heard about a government program that was giving first-time homebuyers the chance to own new and affordable homes.

09 Dec 2013

Noisy Neighbors: Venture Richmond’s Amphitheater Proposal Raises Concerns in Historic Community

Venture Richmond is in need of new land to house their 10,000 person venue for the Richmond Folk Festival. A desired location has been found but a nearby historic community is concerned about the merits of the project and how such a venue may impact their life on the hillside.

25 Jul 2011

Political Speech Writing: Six Virginia Voices Sound Off


10 Jul 2011

Janet Hall: A story of healing, forgiveness and faith

Janet Hall is a Black woman living with HIV. Click the photo of her to hear her story. Photo by: Saquoia Freeman

12 Apr 2011

The First Laugh: Stand-Up Comedy in Richmond’s Museum District

As Brian Mann steps off the stage at Café Diem, fresh from performing a joke which ended with him in the arms of a burly bar employee, he heaves a sigh.  “That felt good.” he said. Before Mann is able to take his seat the bearded MC is already on stage, insulting the crowd before […]

11 Apr 2011

Neighborhood Story: Centerville

By: Saquoia Freeman WILLIAMSBURG,Va. – Freedom Park, a place where families from all over come to visit. Just like Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Jamestown Settlement, Freedom Park is a tourist attraction.   A serene county park in Williamsburg, Virginia with two miles of hiking trails and 15 miles of mountain bike trails. However, what visitors do […]