Month: September 2021

Virginia launches Richmond – D.C train route

September 30, 2021

By Maria-Paula Virginia recently launched a new train service, Route 51, of Amtrak’s Northeast Region operating from Richmond’s Main Street Station at Shockoe Bottom neighborhood with multiple stops in the north corridor destined for Washington, D.C. and New York City. The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority train supports four routes, including Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke. Virginia Governor […]

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At her father’s side: Public health expert finds herselffacing real life crisis

September 29, 2021

Thometta Cozart, a professional advocate for health equity, got a strong dose of reality when her father had a stroke and then a seizure. By Hazel Trice Edney .(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Since she was a little girl, Thometta Cozart has looked up to her father as hard-working, humble and soft-spoken; yet a fun-loving man who is […]

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Emancipation Statue Unveiled in Virginia After Robert Lee Monument Removed

September 29, 2021

By Maria Paula Two statues of a man and a woman holding an infant and freed from slavery were unveiled just two weeks after removal of the Robert Lee monument in the former Confederate capital. The Emancipation and Freedom Monument, designed by an Oregon artist, Thomas Jay Warren, was revealed at Browns island, a public […]

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Key events for The African Americans Since George Floyd’s death

September 16, 2021

By Maria-Paula From protests, to votes and everything in between 2020 and now in Richmond and the world over, there have been changes like no other in recent years. George Floyd’s death brought out a clear picture of a rejected and dejected Black American populace still yearning for equality, respect and recognition years after liberation […]

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Exhibit of Emmett Till marker puts 21st century racism on display

September 16, 2021

By Hamil R. Harris(TriceEdneyWire) – In the middle of the night, 14-year old Emmett Till was snatched from his great uncle’s home in Drew, Mississippi. Then an angry White mob beat, tortured and then shot Till before they used wire to connect a fan blade to his head to sink his young body to the […]

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General Robert E Lee Monument Removed in Richmond

September 15, 2021

By Maria-Paula The 21-foot tall bronze statue, of General Robert E Lee, in Virginia’s capital, was on Wednesday morning brought down. Built-in 1890, the Confederate monument that stood as a viewpoint on Monument Avenue in Richmond was one of the US remaining largest such sculptures after four others were removed by the city last summer. […]

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Va. Supreme Court clears way for removal of Lee monument in Richmond

September 3, 2021

Protesters mill around a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, which was covered in graffiti during demonstrations against police brutality and racial inequality over the last six days. (Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury) By Ned Oliver (VM) – The Supreme Court of Virginia cleared the way Thursday for Gov. Ralph Northam to remove the […]

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