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A Tribute to a Blues Triumvirate

J. Michael Welton | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

"My husband, an artist, a guitar player and a lover of the blues, left this world suddenly. When I create objects of his passion, his presence returns and it rekindles his love, allowing me to give love to him again."

Cities Tackle Inequality

David Morris | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
David Morris

A growing number of cities are moving into the power vacuum left by a dysfunctional Washington and too-cautious state governments to tackle inequality.

Activists Confront Financial Titans Larry Fink and William Gross

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Two activists who have been on the front lines of the battle against Wall Street's predatory practices confronted two of the world's wealthiest and most powerful financial titans.

Don't Break The Bank During Your Next Trip To Richmond

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel

RICHMOND, Va. -- RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers...

Richmond, California Defies Wall Street to Help Homeowners

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Peter Dreier

About 300 residents packed the six hour long meeting -- held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium instead of the City Council chambers -- to discuss the city's plan to help families whose home values have plummeted through no fault of their own.

FHFA's Ed DeMarco: Kissing the Ass of the Banking Class

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

President Obama has already fired Ed DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), but before he leaves DeMarco is handing an early Christmas present to his friends in the banking industry.

Chevron Hit With One-Two Punch in Richmond, California

Steve Early | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Steve Early

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin first called a press conference to announce that Richmond was suing Chevron. Twenty-four hours later, she marched to the oil company's main gate with 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben and several thousand other global warming opponents.

Wall Street Lobbyists Nervous As Cities Use Eminent Domain to Protect Homeowners

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Now the same Wall Street players who crashed the economy in the first place are trying to stop local governments from solving the problem.

To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.

Amtrak Passenger Describes Conditions While Stuck In Virginia

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Passengers who were stuck overnight on a disabled Amtrak train for 14 hours had to put up with balky toilets, intermittent air ...

WATCH: Team Shoots 11 Free Throws In Final 4.7 Seconds To Pull Off Shocking Comeback

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Pierria Henry felt as though he stood on the foul line for half an hour. Officially, under two seconds ticked off the game clock as the C...

A Cathartic Shrine for the Living

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

For Richmond, Va. art director Ann Rudy, a recent class in narrative collage turned quickly into a cathartic experience. In October, she signed up fo...

Rebel Yelp

Brian Palmer | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Brian Palmer

I knew it was counterintuitive for an African-American (me) to visit Richmond's Museum of the Confederacy two days before Martin Luther King Day and the second inauguration of our first black president. But I went anyway, because I'm on a journey into a past I didn't know I had.

Jobs for Those Needing a Second Chance

Boaz and Ruth | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Boaz and Ruth

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWhen an ex-offender is released from prison or jail, they are free... but are they really? Addressing the pressing need for a holistic solution for individuals wanting a second chance, we have involved the entire community to create a way for ex-offenders to restore their lives and their dignity.

Lincoln: Spielberg's Glimpse Into America's Design Foundations

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Paul Gunther

He above all would acknowledge the transcendence of profound classical language as symbolic of abiding American purpose befitting the founders' most basic intent even in ways contemporaneously inconceivable like abolition.

What's Next for Places?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Style
Marian Salzman

There's nothing new in the need for places to grow their appeal and maintain it. Throughout history, attractive locations have acted as a magnet for people, economic activity and cultural life, which all boosted their power and attractiveness.

PHOTOS: America's 10 Best River Towns

Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel

In order to rank the top river towns in America, the editors of Outside Magazine turned to locals, asking for them to vote for their towns and provide...

The Top 10 Wired Colleges

Unigo | Posted 11.06.2012 | College
Unigo

Do you need access to Facebook and Twitter at all times? Whenever you walk into a room are you instantly scouring for outlets and checking for a wifi...

Daughter, 22, Lifts Car, Performs CPR And Saves Dad's Life

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact

In a matter of seconds, Alec Kornacki, 52, went from fixing his car to being wedged underneath thousands of pounds of metal. "As I go to open the g...

A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

Live-Streamed Civil War Seminar -- Creating Education That Is Accessible to All

Larry Velvel | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Larry Velvel

The high cost of both legal and undergraduate education is, justly, a hot button topic right now, and in my opinion, far too little is being done to ensure that every American has access to the remarkable educational opportunities this country has to offer.

How One School District Cut Suspensions In Half

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Richmond High's Youth Court attempts to adjudicate minor student offenses to avoid harsher discipline. By: Robyn Gee Sus...

How to Write the State-of-the-Town Speech

David Murray | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago
David Murray

State-of-the-town speeches exploded during the housing boom, when mayors could describe the growth in the tax base and bask in the glow. After everything went to hell in 2008, mayors would probably have preferred to skip the speech.

The Peter Paul Center Route Out of Poverty

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.15.2012 | DC
Kevin Powell

It's simply not enough for politicians to suggest the poor in America have an unapologetic dependency on government assistance. That is why I greatly admire the Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond, Virginia's east end.

GUESS WHO?

Posted 01.29.2012 | Comedy

UPDATE: Andrew Necci of the Richmond-based RVA Magazine has done quite a bit of research, and has come to the conclusion that the guy identified as St...