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Virginia Gentlewomen

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The daughter of a free white man and an enslaved black woman, she sued for her freedom. Through petition, her case was sent to the Virginia General Assembly and she was freed in 1656.

Women Make All the Difference

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Early women settlers did much more than farm, sew and cook. Although many Americans believe that religious freedom has existed in this country since its early roots, that is not the case. And, we all know that not everyone had rights when they landed on America's shores.

What's in a Name? Virginia Politicians Cater to Rewrite Geography Lessons

T. Dean Reed | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

It all came to light for most Virginians when John Stevens, the former chairman of the Loudoun County School Board, rebuked the state's legislature i...

Virginia Abortion Bill Blocks Coverage In Health Care Exchange

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

The General Assembly on Wednesday narrowly approved an amendment by Gov. Bob McDonnell that will bar insurers that participate in the upcoming federal...

GOP Governor Holds Out On Big Health Care Decision

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signaled Tuesday that he is still weighing whether his state will opt out of the Medicaid expansion created by President B...

Bill Clinton Fundraiser Nets $1 Million For Virginia Democrats

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With money pouring into Virginia legislative races, former President Bill Clinton on Friday helped Democrats in the commonwealth raise $...

Protest Against Muslim Imam Fails

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

False rumors about Imam Abdul-Malik, a leader of D.C.'s interfaith movement, serve as reminders that religious intolerance often beats in the heart of conflicts.