Social Justice


Ettinger: There’s No One ‘Right’ Way To Be Trans

BLACKSBURG-As the Blacksburg murder case goes to trial, Eve looks at the questions raised about the victim and if they were trans.

PRIDE Act a good start to fixing LGBT discrimination in the US tax code, experts say.
Would PRIDE Act Help? Tax Code Causes Problems For LGBTQ Couples

RICHMOND-The PRIDE Act, co-sponsored by Virginia Congressman Don Beyer, would help fix problems LGBTQ couples have with the tax code.

Experts say it's already too late to use the panic defense
Panic Defense Comes Up in Blacksburg Case. Isn’t It Banned In Virginia?

BLACKSBURG-Virginia's panic defense ban gets its first legal test in a Blacksburg murder case. Who's in charge of enforcing it?

A look at the freight station that stood where Orion Anderson was killed in Loudoun County. Photo courtesy of NOVA Parks.
Telling Orion Anderson’s Story: Loudoun NAACP Reflect on Juneteenth

LEESBURG – Every year, Loudoun NAACP President Pastor Michelle Thomas tells the story of Orion Anderson as part of the Juneteenth event.

Where Can You Celebrate Juneteenth in Virginia? Here Are 20 Events.

VIRGINIA BEACH-How do we celebrate? From Thursday through this weekend, there are Juneteenth events going on across Virginia.

Contributed photo - The Stratford Commemorative Trail in Arlington traces the steps of four brave seventh graders as they desegregated Arlington Public Schools in 1959.
The Stratford Commemorative Trail Tells Arlington’s Desegregation Story

ARLINGTON-In 1959, four Black students desegregated Arlington Public Schools. Now the Stratford Commemorative Trail stands in tribute.

Ettinger: The LGBTQ Community Needs More Than One Month of Support

BLACKSBURG-As we celebrate the LGBTQ community during Pride Month, it's important to recognize the fight for equality doesn't end on June 30.