Social Justice


Arley Arrington's cakes are unique, as each promotes social justice.
This Richmond Baker Uses Her Cakes to Promote Change.

RICHMOND-Arley Arrington's sweets are a bit unique. They come with a socially conscious message.

Mandatory Sentencing
Mandatory Sentencing Survives, as Virginia Committee Strikes Changes

RICHMOND-If you assault a police officer, it’s automatically a felony charge and a mandatory six month jail sentence in Virginia.

Hamilton Glass and Matt Lively paint, “In Conversation,” a Richmond mural with the Mending Walls project. Photo courtesy of Katrina Boone.
Virginia Artists Replace Confederate Statues With Public Art

RICHMOND-In the streets of Richmond, long known for monuments and murals, a collaborative public art initiative is “Mending Walls.”

In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after a performance in her honor after she spoke about her life and work during a discussion at Georgetown Law School in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Breaking Barriers: Lawmakers Reflect on Ginsburg’s Legacy, Historic Virginia Case

LEXINGTON-How does Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy connect to Virginia history?

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)
Fight Over Lee Statue Heads to Court. The Trial Is Set for October.

The state’s motion for the lawsuit’s dismissal was denied by a Richmond judge.  Virginia’s largest Confederate statue will remain standing until at least October, as the legal battle around its removal continues.  A Richmond judge ruled on Tuesday that the lawsuit challenging Gov. Ralph Northam’s removal plans will proceed to court.  The trial is scheduled...

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.