Social Justice

Hill's mother, LaToya Benton, held a press conference Saturday to raise awareness of her son's death.  Dogwood photo by Arianna Coghill.
Xzavier Hill Was Unarmed, Family Says. Questions Remain in Police Shooting

GOOCHLAND-Before he was killed by Virginia State Police, 18-year-old Xzavier Hill was a lifeguard.

Compassion Not Just a Slogan
Compassion through Action: For Rashid, It’s More Than a Campaign Slogan

STAFFORD- Human rights lawyer Rashid serves his community through his actions.

Richmond Tries a New Solution for Housing Problem
How Do You Solve Richmond’s Housing Problem? Council Tries a New Option

RICHMOND - In January 2019, 497 people in Richmond were homeless.

Rough looking man sitting on bench, bundled up, sleeping.
Richmond Council Asks Shelters to Protect Homeless Trans Residents

RICHMOND-Transgender teens are afraid to use Richmond’s homeless shelters.

An image of George Floyd is projected onto the base of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Richmond Council Puts Monument Avenue Plan on Hold

RICHMOND-Richmond resident Doug Allen lives one block from Monument Avenue.

Carter was shot by police three times in the back.
What Happened to Orlando Carter? Questions Remain in Richmond Shooting.

RICHMOND - Richmond police shot Orlando Carter Jr., a Black man, three times in the back.

Advocates say the local shelter service provider isn't meeting the needs of the houseless population.
Transgender Homeless People Struggle to Find Shelter in Richmond. This Bill Would Help.

RICHMOND- Virginia’s housing crisis is spinning out of control.