Photo: Eze Amos

This week, 6/10

“We need equity,” 19-year-old Joshua St. Hill told a crowd of roughly a thousand people Sunday night at the UVA Rotunda. “We can’t take our foot off the gas.” Keeping their foot on the gas is exactly what protesters in Charlottesville have been doing over the past two weeks, since the murder of George Floyd under […]

The violent murders of black people by police—and the recent extensive media coverage—has taken a toll on the mental health of black people across the nation. PC: Eze Amos

This week, 6/3

Over the past few days, videos of the murders of unarmed black people by cops and white “vigilantes,” which sparked nationwide protests, have been replaced by new videos, of cops brutalizing those protesters in cities across the country. Many police officers have met the legitimate expression of pent-up rage with violence, beating demonstrators and journalists […]

Local resident Cat Thrasher transformed her yard into a large urban garden. Photo: John Robinson

This week, 5/27

Monday was Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, but with local lakes, spray grounds, and pools closed (except to those who can afford membership at private clubs), some took to the Downtown Mall in the hopes of another day not exactly the same as the last. In spite of the Phase One reopening, closed […]