Tag: African Americans

Ken Plum: Saved by the Feds

As I wrote in a column several months ago, Virginia has historically ceded decisions to federal authorities on major issues on which the state had been unwilling to move forward, despite the Commonwealth’s historic antipathy toward the federal government.


It’s hard to stay neutral on Redskins name controversy

I’ve gone back and forth on the Redskins name controversy, wavering from the position that the name issue isn’t the biggest deal in the world to agreeing that, yeah, the name is racist, needs to go, and that of course it eventually will go, the only question being how long eventually will end up being.


“Crossfire” co-host Van Jones to speak at Bridgewater College

Van Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, will speak on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The program, sponsored by the Kline-Bowman Endowment Fund for Creative Peacebuilding, is free and open to the public.


charlottesville

Vinegar Hill monument artist to present model

Participants in the Dialogue on Race, a Charlottesville City initiative, and the Jefferson School have commissioned the nationally renowned artist, Melvin Edwards to create a monument about Vinegar Hill.


healthcare

How people of color can improve their end-of-life healthcare

I have learned that horrible situations with end-of-life healthcare are far too common in this country, especially in the African-American community.


law

ACLU applauds McAuliffe on restoration of rights reforms

Over 450,000 Virginians are unable to vote because of the Commonwealth’s felon disenfranchisement law. Many of these Virginians are disenfranchised because of a drug felony conviction.


CW 150 Legacy Project visits Staunton

CW 150 Legacy Project staff will be visiting Staunton on Friday, March 21, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Staunton Public Library.


Ken Plum: Virginia prefers to leave it to the feds

Despite Virginia’s historic antipathy toward the federal government, the Commonwealth has nonetheless historically ceded decisions to federal authorities on major issues on which the state had been unwilling to move forward.


Thomas Duncan: African-Americans will benefit greatly from Obamacare

African-Americans will benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, as a disproportionate percentage of blacks will become newly eligible for healthcare coverage.


Blog: Communities of color and the environment

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Campaign for Communities, which created a coalition of Latino, African American, low-income and environmental organizations working to educate, register and turn out voters using environmental issues as motivation.


Gift to Stuart Hall creates $1 million scholarship fund for African-American students

Stuart Hall School on Friday celebrated the 170th anniversary of its founding with an announcement of a $500,000 gift by Stuart Hall alumna Lucy Dent Venable.


newspaper

ACLU of Virginia applauds federal school discipline guidance

The ACLU of Virginia applauds federal guidance released yesterday by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to assist schools in administering discipline in a nondiscriminatory way and to provide alternatives to overly punitive school discipline practices.