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67,000 Virginia Ex-Felons Just Got Their Voting Rights Back. This Man Wants To Make Sure They Keep Them.

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. ― One rainy night in 2009, Muhammad As-saddique Abdul-Rahman woke up in a graveyard. He’d been released from prison seven years earl...

Richmond's Timeless Designer House

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

If the 2016 Richmond Symphony Designer House teaches us anything about architecture, it is this: Graceful design and fine materials will stand the te...

Music Lovers Gather at 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

On a hot mid-August summer weekend in Richmond, Virginia, thousands of music lovers gathered for the seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival.

Richmond, VA: Dining and Dashing Around the 2016 Jazz Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival ran from August 11th to the 14th, in venues around town and culminated at the lush 100-acre Maymont Park with a two-day outdoor fest.

The Children of Jackson Ward--A Poetry And Photography Project

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

The Children of Jackson Ward is a project first developed as a small collection of poetry and photography. Christine Stoddard's poems capture what she...

Don't Put Away Your Flag: Pride Events After June Keep The Celebration Going All Year

Jim Werner | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

We're bruised, but now, we're stronger. Let's prove it at these post-June Pride events.

Butcher Brown's GrownFolk: Foreground Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 10.23.2016 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Getting old is scary. Not so much in the "I'm gonna break my hip taking this layup" way, but more in the way of "oh shit - death." Mortality. Responsibility. Paying rent AND feeding my two cats BEFORE finishing The Walking Dead WHILE cooking dinner for my wife.

On My Way Home From the Trails, a Different Kind of Apocalypse

Dan Turello | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Dan Turello

One of the joys of mountain biking is that over time you become intimate with the trails. You get to know their nuances and rhythms: a root here, a stone there, now a steep dip and a sharp turn, and then the view of the water through the trees. It becomes familiar, like a trusted lover.

The Historic Cemetery Where Black Tennis Player Arthur Ashe Rests In Eternal Peace

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

With all the recent talk of the Confederate flag, it seems appropriate to highlight one of the many overlooked places that are sources of real Southern pride and heritage -- particularly that which is black and Southern.

Remains Of Child Missing Since 2004 Found In Mother's Car

Reuters | Gary Robertson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Crime

A Virginia woman charged with concealing the body of her son, who had been missing for more than a decade, in the trunk of her car will remain in cust...

Same Chevron Shareholder Circus? Look Closer!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

The circus of lies, denial and propaganda videos that has become the Chevron annual shareholder meeting took place at Chevron's San Ramon, California headquarters once again yesterday.

America's Oldest Park Ranger, 93, Is A Fierce Advocate For Young Women Of Color Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.20.2015 | Good News

For America’s most seasoned ranger, sharing nine decades of history is, truly, a walk in the park. Betty Reid Soskin, 93, is thought to be the n...

You're Either on the Bus or Off the Bus: Rise of the Rest Goes to Richmond

Ross Baird | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Ross Baird

Collaboration is like riding a bus. You may not get to pick the route, food, or snacks; you may have to wait for other people; and you just might be crammed a little together.

"Tell Me About the South ... at Seventy-Five Miles an Hour"

Ross Baird | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Ross Baird

I grew up in the South -- was born and raised in Atlanta -- and, to paraphrase William Faulkner, in the South, the past isn't dead -- it's not even past. This week, though, I'll be on a bus tour of the South that is bridging past and future.

These Are The 10 Best U.S. Cities To Relocate To

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Relocation is recommended for many reasons. You'll get to know yourself better, meet new people and explore exciting places. It also presents the perf...

These Are the Absolute Cheapest Flights in the U.S.

Hopper.com | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

There's nothing worse for the budding traveler than when the wanderlust takes hold and the bank balance doesn't agree. Well, don't worry, because all is not lost! At least, not with Hopper at hand to set would-­be travelers straight.

Here's How the Story of Richmond is Really the Story of Entrepreneurship

Bob Mooney | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Bob Mooney

Growing Things. When Steve Case's Rise of the Rest bus rolls into Richmond May 4th the community will come together to celebrate the entrepreneurs ...

David Lyve: The Music and the Man

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

I first met David Lyve in the fall when he was a part of a music showcase at SOBs in SoHo here in New York City. When it was his time to hit the stage, the announcer called out his name and he emerged from the crowded room of people playing the strings of his guitar.

Like a Bad Neighbor, Chevron Is There

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The federal agency that investigates refinery catastrophes released its final report late last month on the massive fire, volatile vapor release and toxic smoke plume at Chevron's Richmond, Calif., refinery in 2012 that imperiled 19 workers and sickened 15,000 residents of surrounding communities.

Why the Soda Tax Is So Important

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Jeff Ritterman, MD

The Berkeley soda tax victory is a successful example of an empowered community insisting that the health of its children come before the profits of transnational corporations. If Berkeley can crush Big Soda, other cities can too. And if Big Soda can be defeated, other mega-corporations can too!

Post Election: The Good, The Bad and the Future

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The President has a vision of what he wants the world to look like for his daughters and their children -- and it isn't B-Roll from Interstellar. Oh, and just in case he falters, there are those at the grassroots level who will remain vigilant... because they don't want future generations to be living in a science fiction movie.

Facing Down Corporate Election Greed

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In Richmond, California, a slate of progressive candidates faced off against a challenge from pro-business candidates backed to the tune of more than $3 million by the energy giant Chevron. For years, Chevron has treated Richmond like a company town and its large refinery there has been a constant source of health and safety concerns.

Corporate Triumphs, Progressive Victories and the Roadmap for a Democratic Revival

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Tuesday's Republican wave of election victories did not reflect public opinion or the public mood. Instead it was the result of the GOP's triumph in changing the rules of democracy to favor big business and conservative interest groups.

Addicted's Bille Woodruff's 'Naked' Ambitions

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

A faithful adaptation of erotica queen Zane's million copy bestseller, the romancer showcases the posteriors of William Levy, Tyson Beckford, and Boris Kodjoe as they try to satisfy Sharon Leal's Zoe, who's suffering from a hardy case of sex addiction that's destroying both her marriage and career.

Mustache Institute Unveils Goulet Award Finalists, Announces Annual Celebration Coming to Richmond

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

Finalists for the 2014 Goulet Award -- once noted by the late Walter Cronkite as, "perhaps the most vital signal of all that is good, sexy and clean in America" -- include the Cleveland Indians pitching staff, Utah Mayor Dan Snarr, Richmond-area facial hair advocate Stephen Dash Brown, Bernie Brewer and others.