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14 Dec 2013

Richmond grapples with other STDs

HIV/AIDS isn’t the only sexually transmitted disease prevalent in Richmond. The city also ranks high nationally in three other STDs — gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis — that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks on a city and county level.

09 Dec 2013

Southside residents, clergy fight back against AIDS

It’s been an uphill battle for Lindsay Bryant, who’s one of many trying to combat the ongoing debacle of HIV/AIDS in Richmond and the rest of Central Virginia.

09 Dec 2013

A Sign of Miscommunication: Oregon Hill Residents Want Answers Over New VCU Sign

Oregon Hill, a small neighborhood that rests between VCU and the James River, has always been up against entities larger than itself. One of the main struggles the neighborhood has had is communication with VCU. A new VCU sign in Oregon Hill has caused discontent amongst residents, who say the university left them out of the circle of communication.

10 Nov 2013

HIV/AIDS takes grim toll in Richmond

About 2,330 Richmond residents are infected with HIV/AIDS, and the city’s infection rate is the highest in Central Virginia – almost four times the statewide average.

09 Nov 2013

Poverty in Richmond highest in the state

A lot of people think of Detroit as the poster child for poverty. But here’s a disturbing fact: The poverty rate in Richmond is just as bad.

08 Nov 2013

Common Wealth? Data Show Slow Growth in Va. Employment

Blame sequestration. Experts say federal budget cuts may explain why employment in Virginia is growing at a slower pace than it is nationwide. Virginia ranked 12th among the states in the number of people employed, at more than 3.5 million. But Virginia doesn’t compare so favorably in job growth – the percentage of employment change. […]

31 Oct 2013

Richmond preps for Halloween 2013

Premiere Costumes was doing wicked business the Monday before Halloween.

31 Oct 2013

Hanover Avenue prepares for Halloween tradition

The celebration has become such a Fan tradition, that the city actually blocks off Hanover Avenue from the 1900 block down to Strawberry Street.

16 Nov 2011

A Steep Decline in Richmond’s Murder Rate

Richmond was once known as the murder capital of the United States. But in recent decades, murders in the city have fallen dramatically. And despite an uptick the past few years, Richmond likely will finish 2011 with one-fourth of the killings it had in 1994.

14 Nov 2011

At 9.5%, Unemployment High in Richmond

With almost 10,000 Richmond workers unemployed, the city is definitely experiencing a problem. The unemployment rate in Richmond was 9.5 percent this past September, while the statewide and national rates remained significantly lower – Virginia at 6.4 percent and the nation at 8.8 percent.

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

‘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.

30 Jul 2011

Locals Keep Canines Cool During Heat Wave

Dog owners use a variety of methods to keep their pets safe from scorching temperatures.

26 Jul 2011

RVA Retirement Living

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25 Jul 2011

Political Speech Writing: Six Virginia Voices Sound Off

 

25 Jul 2011

“It’s almost like they have leprosy but all they have is poverty”

Ray Neblett returns to Gilpin Court to bring hope. The notorious housing project is one of Richmond’s toughest and most dangerous neighborhoods. Gilpin Court is also the city’s largest public housing project, with more than 2,000 residents.

25 Jul 2011

Preparing Monique for the Stage

“All’s Well that Ends With Monique,” a co-production between Amy Berlin, Ann Bucci, and the Richmond Triangle Players, will open on July 28.

19 Jul 2011

Johnny Newman on The Importance of Community Centers

Johnny Newman credits a big part of his success to the YMCA in his hometown of Danville, Virginia, advocating that mentoring environments similar to the YMCA are vital to communities.

18 Jul 2011

Census details on Virginia’s same-sex couples to be released on Thursday

On Thursday, July 21, the United States Census will release the full 2010 data for Virginia. For the LGBT community, this means more than a rough guess of how many same-sex families live in the state.

11 Jul 2011

The Speech Writers Speak: Video Interview with Jeffrey Kraus and Paul Nardo

A video interview with Jeffrey Kraus, former speechwriter for Gov. Tim Kaine, and Paul Nardo, former speechwriter for Gov. George Allen, discussing their introduction into speech writing, and the importance of a relationship between the writer and the speaker.

10 Jul 2011

What is it like to be gay in Richmond?

Six residents of Richmond, Va. discussed what it’s like to be gay in the River City from a variety of viewpoints.

08 Jul 2011

Henrico PAL: Building trust and life skills through sports

The Henrico Police Athletic League and volunteers team up to teach camp goers life skills through a lesson of golf.

27 Jun 2011

Richmond Starter Homes

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24 Jun 2011

Organized Sports: More Than a Game

Jasmine O’neil, a 16-year-old student at George Wythe High School channels her aggression through boxing. Hear how she went from troublemaker to champion in this video.

12 Apr 2011

After 15 Years, Short Pump Marches Onward

In 1996, many of Short Pump’s major landmarks were completed, setting off a wave of development that takes it closer and closer to being a business and leisure destination.

12 Apr 2011

Struggling to Revive Business in Jackson Ward

Historic Jackson Ward continues to fight urban blight, despite more than 20 years of revitalization efforts. But a potential boost to this community may not be far away.

11 Apr 2011

Southside Business Owner Runs for Virginia Senate

By:Angel Booth RICHMOND, Va. – Inside Heart and Soul Sidewalk Café, a narrow dimly lit soul food restaurant on Hull Street, August Moon sat in the back corner booth. It was Super Bowl Sunday, and the Green Bay Packers were defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers live on the flat screen above Moon’s table. But he paid […]

19 Feb 2011

From Paris to Richmond: Picasso Comes to the River City

Hundreds of people lined up outside the doors of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on a beautiful Saturday morning to attend the opening of the long-awaited Pablo Picasso exhibition. The works, on loan from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, will be on view until May 15.

19 Feb 2011

Opening day at VMFA Picasso Exhibit draws hundreds

Hundreds of people came to the opening of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s Pablo Picasso Exhibit. The exhibit was made possible because The Musee Picasso National in Paris, where the paintings are normally stored, is being renovated until 2012. Richmond marks the only stop on the East Coast, out of the seven-city world tour.

19 Feb 2011

Picasso comes to Richmond’s VMFA

Over 3,000 people flocked to the opening of the Pablo Picasso exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, February 19. The exhibit features 176 works from Picasso’s own personal collection assembled during the artist’s lifetime, according to Robin Nicholson, the VMFA’s deputy director for art and education, adding, “It’s the finest collection of Picasso’s work in the world.”

25 Oct 2010

Bullying and the Code of Silence

In movies, bullying is portrayed as a rite of passage. The older, bigger children taunt the younger ones, “toughing” them up and in the end the child usually turns out OK. Unfortunately, this isn’t the reality in U.S. schools. According to the U.S. Justice Department one out of every four children in the U.S. is bullied each year. To combat the growing issue many states, including Virginia, have adopted strict laws to protect students.

09 Oct 2010

Gay Community Center of Richmond To Welcome New SAGE Affiliate

RICHMOND, Va. — The Gay Community Center of Richmond plans to become the 19th organization nationwide to host a chapter of SAGE, an advocacy group for elderly LGBT individuals. The Gay Community Center, located on Sherwood Avenue between the Diamond and the Children’s Hospital, has been serving Richmond’s LGBT community since 2008. Because Richmond’s elderly […]