Month: May 2021

Will the progressive prosecutor movement come to Richmond?

May 27, 2021

(VM) – When a group of prosecutors representing some of Virginia’s biggest localities banded together to pursue criminal justice reform initiatives last year, one large, heavily Democratic city was conspicuously absent. Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Colette McEachin says she didn’t join the group, called the Virginia Progressive Prosecutors for Justice, because she “doesn’t need to join […]

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VSU Teen-Taught Digital Skills Program Receive Grant

May 21, 2021

By Maria- Paula Virginia State University, an affiliate of Virginia Cooperative Extension, this week announced that it had received a grant through its 4-H program to increase its efforts in empowering certified teenagers in teaching digital skills to adults. The National 4-H Tech Change Makers (TCM) program advances the ‘teens as teachers’ approach with young […]

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Herring Defends Abortion Rights in Virginia

May 20, 2021

By Maria-Paula Following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s restrictive abortion ban, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) has vowed to fight and make sure that every woman in the state has access to safe reproductive health care. Herring believes there’s potential to overturn landmark cases Roe […]

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Va. Children’s Hospital Turns 125

May 20, 2021

By Maria-Paula Virginia’s only comprehensive separated children medical facility is marking its 125th anniversary. The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, a ladies’ administration association, was founded to improve the lives of families in the Hampton Roads region and is now a multi-strength wellbeing framework offering far-reaching pediatric attention for youngsters from birth to age […]

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Northam Declares a State of Emergency Following Cyber Attack

May 13, 2021

By Maria-Paula The Colonial Pipeline framework, which is the essential fuel distributor for Virginia and other states, revealed an attack that brought about a supply breakdown in some of its operations. Frontier Pipeline revealed the cyber-attack on Friday, May 7, 2021, caused a transitory closure of 5,500 miles of pipeline which supplies about 45% of […]

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Va.Charges Former Catholic Priest With Molesting a Minor Decades ago

May 6, 2021

By Maria-Paula An Australian ex-Catholic priest and serial molester has been indicted by a jury investigating clergy abuse in Virginia and charged with two felony counts of sexually assaulting minors in 1979 and 1980. Two people went public with their claims of abuse by the priest in 2007, but no charges were filed until the […]

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To reduce racial disparities in Virginia schools, advisers say more of the numbers should be public

May 5, 2021

By Kate Masters (VM) – Genisus Holland was a high schooler at Maggie Walker in Richmond — one of Virginia’s competitive governor’s schools — when she and her classmates were assigned an end-of-year writing project. “You could either do a sonnet, a rap, or some other poem,” said Holland, who’s now a freshman at George Mason […]

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Professor Clarence Thomas of Robertson School to Retire at End of Semester

May 5, 2021

  By Maria-Paula The longest-serving professor in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture and the foremost Black employee to acquire residency in the field of mass communication at Virginia Commonwealth University, Clarence Thomas Ph.D., will retire towards the end of the spring 2021 semester. A local of Norfolk, Thomas started as a […]

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