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Daniel Berti

Daniel Berti

Daniel Berti is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University who majored in journalism.

‘We still have lots of work to do’: Panel talks ‘State of Black America’ in Richmond

By: - June 23, 2019

Outside, U.S. congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis led an energetic crowd from the steps of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond for the dedication of the newly minted Arthur Ashe Boulevard. Inside the museum, a town hall featuring several members of the Congressional Black Caucus tackled issues affecting black Americans […]

Virginia public defenders adopting ‘holistic’ approach to combat recidivism

By: - June 20, 2019

Alphonzo Miles has been in and out of Richmond’s criminal justice system for drug- and driving-related offenses several times in the past 20 years, and in each case he’s been represented by a public defender — an attorney paid by the state to provide legal representation to individuals who can’t afford a lawyer. In the […]

More rainfall, a consequence of climate change, expected to make sewage overflows worse

By: - April 15, 2019

Every time there’s a heavy rainfall in Richmond, stormwater mixed with untreated sewage overflows into the James River to keep the sewer system from backing up. In 2018, this happened more than 550 times, spilling 3.4 billion gallons of raw sewage mixed with stormwater into the river and surrounding tributaries. Last year’s historic rainfall was […]