Experiencing racism and discrimination can have an impact on mental health. But a group of VCU students say not enough people are talking about this issue. So they created a new initiative: “Black Minds Matter.” WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
The Oscar-nominated film and book Hidden Figures put a spotlight on the Black female mathematicians and engineers who worked at NASA. These Virginia women are sharing their stories and inspiring the next generation of female scientists. In this special Science Matters edition of Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.
Women have played significant roles throughout Virginia’s 400 year long history. But they’re often minimized or left out of history books completely. A collection of essays, Virginia Women: Their Lives and TImes, aims to shed more light on this diverse history. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
This month, Colonial Williamsburg launched the “Revolutionary in Residence” program. The first to hold the position is culinary historian Michael Twitty, author of the blog Afroculinaria and the forthcoming book The Cooking Gene: a Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.