Marchers protested police violence towards black and brown citizens in over 10 cities across the country this weekend.
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Incarcerated youth in Richmond worked with local artists for a new exhibit at Art 180 called Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out. It examines the role of schools in the school-to-prison pipeline.
The exhibit is part of a project called Performing Statistics. Their mission is to bring about policy change by connecting incarcerated youth with legislative authority. Mark Strandquist is Creative Director.
"That's the work, is just really being human megaphones for these teens whose voices have been systematically silenced.”
Democratic Senator Tim Kaine and his Republican challenger Corey Stewart met in a debate on Tuesday night (10/02) in the race for one of Virginia's two Senate seats.
Richmond’s city and public school district leaders are continuing their calls for more state funding.
In the past five years, more than 5,000 Virginians have died due to opioid use, according to the Virginia Department of Health. A local peer-run center encourages recovery by providing safe spaces for entertainment and songs filled with hope. WCVE’s Evie King has more.
Longtime Richmond artists celebrate the 40th anniversary of 1708 Gallery this month. Over the decades, the non-profit art space has showcased visual and performing art that “redefined traditional boundaries.” For Virginia Currents, Metta Bastet looks at the organization’s history and influence.
The City continues a series of open-house events this week for the master plan process called Richmond 300. At the open-houses residents learn about Richmond’s history and demographics.
At a meeting Friday night (9/21/18), the Richmond Public School Board postponed a proposal for funding $750,000 dollars’ worth of air conditioning improvements for the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center.
A pride-themed comedy show opens this month at the Coalition Theater in Richmond. It’s the second year for this sketch comedy project, created by the LGBTQ community to provide a safe space to relay their experiences using creativity and humor. For Virginia Currents, WCVE intern Yasmine Jumaa has more.
WCVE News is excited to announce that on September 11th we are re-establishing the PolitiFact Virginia bureau.
From 2010 through 2016, PolitiFact Virginia, in partnership with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, provided a valuable service fact-checking the statements of Virginia politicians and public opinion makers.