Virginia lawmakers are reacting to the deadly mass shooting Friday at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, where 11 city employees and one contractor were killed. At least four others were injured, and the shooter was killed by police.
Articles by Catherine Komp
What does an elementary school in Richmond have in common with one in Ecuador? This Spring, Richmond students found out when they were matched up with pen pals more than 2600 miles away who live at the foot of Mount Chimborazo.
Hundreds of people gathered Monday morning for the grand opening of the Market at 25th in Richmond’s East End.
The Market at 25th opens Monday April 29th in a part of Church Hill that’s experienced decades of neglect. The grocery store’s mission is to serve the community, by providing good paying jobs, partnering with black-owned businesses and creating opportunities for residents to connect and collaborate. WCVE’s Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
On Sunday, a coalition of Richmond nonprofits publicly launched an initiative to address homelessness for LGBTQ youth. WCVE's Catherine Komp reports.
More than a third of youth experiencing homelessness in Richmond identify as LGBTQ, according to research by Advocates for Richmond Youth. One of them was Justice Valentine, who spent a year living in a car.
Justice Valentine: It was terrible. Valentine is transgender, and didn’t have many options in the gender-segregated shelter system.
As the City of Richmond continues to confront social and economic disparities, an increasing number of people are talking about equity, especially in the East End where poverty rates in some census tracts range from 30-70%. But what does equity mean and how does it translate into action or policies?
A shipping container in Richmond’s Monroe Park offers residents a chance to meet people in places like Nairobi, Gaza City, Oberlin and Ithaca. Organizers say the Portal Project is a bridge to understanding, dialogue and unique collaborations.
Community members will gather Tuesday in Richmond to remember Lillie A. Estes. The longtime civic leader engaged countless local residents and was recognized nationally for her work. WCVE’s Catherine Komp spoke to friends and collaborators about her impact.
The City of Richmond is undertaking a new master plan for the James River Park System. As the 600 plus acre park becomes increasingly popular, advocates are asking residents for their input on how to protect, access and enhance this “crown jewel” of Central Virginia.
Richmonders are mourning the loss of longtime community strategist Lillie Estes, who passed away Thursday. She was involved in dozens of community justice efforts and consistently pushed leaders to address root problems and seek solutions from those most affected by economic and racial injustice. In 2017, she spoke to WCVE’s Megan Pauly at a housing summit about Richmond’s “absolute refusal to empower public housing residents.”