Social Justice


Crews attach straps to the statue Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue Tuesday July 7, 2020, in Richmond, Va. The statue is one of several that will be removed by the city as part of the Black Lives Matter reaction. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
11 Confederate Statues Are Coming Down in Richmond. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Update (August 4): Richmond’s City Council decided in a unanimous vote that the Confederate monuments in the city will stay down for good. The city council approved an ordinance that permanently removes the monuments on Monday, and is offering the monuments for “relocation and placement.” According to reports from WRIC, this new measure will initiate...

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)
Richmond Police Taser Protester, Crush Tents With Earth-Moving Equipment at Lee Statue

Video shows an officer using a taser-like device on a man being held down by four other officers has circulated social media.

Travon Brown Speaking at BLM Rally
Travon Brown Had a Cross Burned on His Lawn. But That’s Not Stopping Him.

The 17-year-old from Marion, Virginia is continuing his fight for racial justice.

An image of George Floyd is projected on a screen in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Tuesday July 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Change.org and the George Floyd Foundation officially launched "A Monumental Change: The George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project" in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
George Floyd’s Hologram Projected Over Robert E. Lee Statue as ‘Symbol for Change’

Floyd’s family was at the statue to witness the unveiling of the hologram George Floyd’s family was joined by hundreds of Virginians on Tuesday night to witness the unveiling of a hologram of their lost loved one’s face projected over the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Monument Ave, now known to many Richmonders...

Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, Pool)
House Leader Evicts 9 Confederate Statues From State Capitol

House Speaker Eileen Filler Corn announced that monuments to Robert E. Lee and others who tried to secede from America were removed this morning

Fairfax County Public Schools in Merrifield, Va. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat, File)
‘Remember The Titans’ High School Is Still Named After a Segregationist

Alexandria's only public high school is named after T.C. Williams, who tried to stop the school system from integrating

The statue from the Jefferson Davis monument, background, stands on the median after it was removed from its pedestal on Monument Ave. in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, July 8, 2020. The figure was atop a 65 foot tall Doric column topped by a bronze figure called "Vindicatrix," also known as "Miss Confederacy," is the work of Edward Virginius Valentine. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
Richmond Has to Stop Taking Down Confederate Statues for 60 Days, Judge Says

During deliberations Judge Bradley Calvedo referred to a Confederate general as an "American war veteran"