Month: November 2021

Report: Disturbing disparities in those who benefited from federal refinance program

November 28, 2021

The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) recently released its 2021 State of Housing in Black America (SHIBA) Report.  The comprehensive study finds that the gap in homeownership between Black and White families is wider today than in the decades when housing discrimination was legal. According to the U.S. Census, as of the second […]

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After Guilty Verdicts, Civil Rights Leaders Exhort Black America to ‘Never Stop Running for Ahmaud’

November 24, 2021

By Stacy Brown (NNPA) – After nearly two years of pain, suffering, and wondering if the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery would pay for their heinous crime, the 25-year-old’s family finally received justice. A Glynn County, Georgia, convicted Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan of felony murder. “Guilty. Guilty. Guilty,” civil rights attorney Benjamin […]

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Man found dead after being shot in head

November 21, 2021

A man was killed after being shot in the head in Petersburg. Petersburg Police were called to the shooting on Poplar Street in Petersburg’s West End around 8:15 p.m. At the scene, police found a man lying in the street with a single bullet in his head. Police are now conducting a death investigation to […]

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Hanover crash results in one fatality

November 21, 2021

The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man is dead following a two-car crash on Friday night. In a statement, the sheriff’s office said a Volvo ran off of Mountain Road (Route 33) traveling Westbound at 10:55 p.m., then over-corrected and ran into oncoming traffic, colliding with a 2011 Hyundai that was traveling eastbound. […]

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Virginia health districts are ready to vaccinate children 5-11

November 18, 2021

By Maria Paula Since the introduction of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccination two weeks ago in Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD), approximately 200, 7.2% children from Henrico and 1000, 6.8%, children from Richmond havereceived their first doses of the vaccine. Children aged 5-11 years old and adults seeking their introductory and booster COVID-19immunizations, respectively, are […]

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Howard Students End Sit-In

November 17, 2021

Over the 34-day protest, students pitched tents outside and slept inside the Blackburn Student Center. By Maria Carrasco(IHE) – The monthlong student protest at Howard University over housing and representation, which led students and alumni at other historically Black institutions to protest in solidarity, ended Monday morning after the demonstrators reached an agreement with the […]

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Three suspects arrested in Richmond quadruple shooting

November 16, 2021

Three suspects have been arrested in connection to the quadruple shooting that took place on Nine Mile Road on Friday Night. The shooting killed two boys, ages 9 and 14. The two were killed at O.M.G. convenience store at the intersection of Creighton Road and Nine Mile Road. Another two were critically injured during the […]

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Man arrested in deadly Richmond stabbing

November 16, 2021

A man has been arrested in connection to a deadly stabbing that took place Saturday night. Police responded to a “suspicious situation” call at 9:12 p.m., and then found Robert Pulling, 54, of Richmond with multiple stab wounds at the scene on the 2500 block of Melbourne Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

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‘Feeding 5000’ Annual Event Scheduled in Newport News

November 13, 2021

By Maria-Paula Andrew Shannon, the founder and event organizer of the annual Feeding 5000 Thanksgiving Harvest and Community Celebration is inviting Virginia residents to attend, participate and enjoy a delicious meal in the Newport News area during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day celebrations. New Beech Grove Baptist Church will host the event scheduled to take place […]

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Two injured in Henrico shooting

November 11, 2021

A woman and a juvenile male were shot in Henrico’s East End on Wednesday morning. Henrico Police responded to reports of a shooting on the 300 block of Newbridge Road at the Summerdale apartment community just before noon. The victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. “It’s been a little wild out […]

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