Social Justice


How Does Virginia Treat Immigrants?
Is Virginia Making Progress? Immigrant Summit Considers Some Tough Questions

ARLINGTON-To fight racism, a community has to admit it exists. That was one of the issues raised Tuesday in this year's Immigrant Summit.

Richmond police pull over members of the local Black Lives Matter chapter on Election Night. Photo by Dogwood's Meg Schiffres.
New COVID Restrictions Will Be Used to Suppress Black Liberation, Activists Say

RICHMOND- Black liberation activists believe Virginia's new COVID-19 restrictions will cause more problems for protesters.

Case Goes To Court
All Charges Dropped Against Sen. Lucas

PORTSMOUTH- Earlier this year, the Portsmouth City Police Department charged Virginia's first Black, female Senate leader.

The memorial for Marcus David Peters stays up at the Circle that locals refer to by his name. Dogwood photo by Meg Schiffres.
Marcus Alert Offers Lifesaving Care ‘When Feasible’

RICHMOND-The Marcus alert system was set up to save lives.

Maj. Gen. Wins Takes Over at VMI
VMI Chooses Interim Superintendent as Investigation Moves Forward

LEXINGTON-The Virginia Military Institute needed someone to lead the school during a challenging time.

Crews prepare to remove a statue Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. on July 7, 2020. At least 63 Confederate statues, monuments or markers have been removed from public land across the country since George Floyd’s death on May 25, making 2020 one of the busiest years yet for removals, according to an Associated Press tally. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
State Police Asked to Investigative Richmond’s Statue-Removal Contract

RICHMOND — A prosecutor has requested that state police investigate Richmond’s contract for the removal of the city’s Confederate statues.

The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is the only Confederate monument left on on Monument Avenue Friday July 10, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia Supreme Court Asked to Dismiss Confederate Injunction

RICHMOND-Mark Herring wants to tear down Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument.