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Race, reconciliation and remembrance

The rich may get richer and the poor poorer, as the saying goes, but in a world increasingly altered by climate change, the poor may also be getting hotter — especially if they’re people of color.So finds a study released Monday in Climate journal by Science Museum of Virginia...
By Nicole Maurantonio, University of RichmondAs Christmas approaches, many families undertake a familiar ritual: an annual sojourn to the attic, basement or closet to pull out a box of treasured ornaments bought, created and collected over years, even generations.Hanging these ornaments on the tree is an opportunity to reconnect...
Gov. Ralph Northam's office says he will push for legislation creating a process to replace a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Capitol in Washington."This is something the governor and his team have been working on for several months,"...
More than 100 localities across the commonwealth have passed symbolic “sanctuary city” amendments, measures that have no legislative teeth, but reiterate citizens’ rights to own and bear guns.Stafford County is among the latest local governments in Virginia to adopt the stance, bracing for gun control laws promised by...
Gov. Ralph Northam wants to end state funding for the maintenance of Confederate graves, cutting an annual allocation of $83,000 for the United Daughters of the Confederacy from the budget he presented to lawmakers this week.Instead, Northam proposes using the money to create an African American cemeteries fund.“The governor...
Kehinde Wiley unveiled his 27-foot-tall response to Richmond’s Confederate monuments in Richmond Tuesday. According to his agreement with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which paid $2 million for the bronze sculpture, he can cast two more full-size editions.Where would the artist like to see them go?“It's a really...
The White House of the Confederacy, which once told racist myths about the righteousness of the rebel cause, is setting the record straight.A new exhibit at the former Confederate shrine in downtown Richmond shows how people associated with the house helped spread a warped description of the Civil War...
Gov. Ralph Northam asked state lawmakers Thursday to repeal 98 racist, Jim Crow-era laws that are still on the books in Virginia — legislation that charted the state’s policy of Massive Resistance to school desegregation, mandated segregated public transportation and blocked minorities from voting.The legislation was identified by a...
November is the busiest month of the year for Wolf Creek Cherokee Chief Terry Price.He travels to military installations, schools and community events around the state in between running his heating and cooling business. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, he’s back at the Wolf Creek Cherokee Museum in Henrico...
This past Friday, Brandyn Churchill and Sophie Rogers got an early wedding present.U.S. District Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr. ruled Oct. 11 that state law requiring people seeking marriage licenses to disclose their race is not only offensive, but it’s also unconstitutional.  Rogers and Churchill comprised one of a...