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.
A collaboration in Richmond examines how dance can be used to create community and foster dialogue. The partnership between VCU, the non-profit Dance Exchange, and members of the public culminates this weekend with the performance “Still Crossing.” Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
A new exhibit at the Black History Museum features the work of the late Murry DePillars. The longtime dean of VCU’s School of the Arts used his talents to document social justice issues and celebrate African traditions and history. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Despite the availability of free tax prep services, more than half of low income families use for-profit companies, according to the Tax Policy Center. In Central Virginia, United Way sponsors a program that’s helped thousands of households avoid fees and maximize their returns. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
In Central Virginia, a collaborative of law enforcement, health and service providers are expanding initiatives to help victims of human trafficking, often called "modern day slavery." The area’s forensic nurses are playing a critical role in the effort. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.