Cat Modlin-Jackson

Cat Modlin-Jackson

Cat Modlin-Jackson is a freelance journalist and radio reporter based in Richmond. Though originally from Virginia, she's also lived in Tampa, Fla. and Houston, where she covered politics for local publications. Contact her at [email protected]

Police sweep Richmond streets on third night of protests

By: - June 1, 2020

The third night of protests in Richmond brought arrests, armored vehicles and more tear gas to city streets. From east to west on Broad Street, protesters ran from police enforcing an 8 p.m. curfew imposed by Gov. Ralph Northam and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. By 9:45 p.m., the Richmond Police Department tweeted that “a large […]

Beating the virus: Farmers markets and growers adjusting to COVID-19 restrictions

By: - April 15, 2020

For Holly Hammond, face-to-face interactions were the only way to sell the plant starts and vegetables she grows with her husband, James, on their farm, Whisper Hill, in Scottsville. When the threat of coronavirus became apparent at the beginning of March, just as the spring market season was approaching, she had a swift change of […]

‘A more complete story’: Push to honor black soldiers on Richmond’s Monument Avenue gathers steam

By: - March 10, 2020

Powhatan Beaty was born enslaved in Richmond. He fought for freedom just outside the city in the final days of the Civil War. Soon he, along with other black Union soldiers, could be commemorated on Monument Avenue, in the former capital of the Confederacy, alongside statues of the slaveholders who lost. Beaty is one of […]