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34 / Coming Home, Coming Here In “Return to RVA,” Richmonders who moved away and came back reflect on how the city has changed; in “New Faces in Town,” recent transplants compare their expectations with reality.
“I really love Richmond. So, I’m hoping to stay here for a good little stint,” says Wilson. (Photo by Chris Smith)
44 / Demographics Same place but with a much different face
48 / History Momentous moments that defined our city and pushed us forward
Illustration by Shawn Yu
54 / Religion New attitudes toward faith and belief
Photo by Justin Vaughan
60 / Staff Picks Our favorite things to do, see and eat that reflect the city’s diverse culture
70 / Festivals A church community puts on Virginia’s largest event celebrating Filipino culture.
84 / Film Afrikana festival showcases films “by and about people of color.”
Enjoli Moon (left) with “Dream” director Nijla Mu’mi. (Photo by Jay Paul)
92 / Creative Pursuits Artists draw inspiration from Yemen, Belgium and New Orleans.
98 / Art Scene Galleries that reflect the region’s creative energy
Bella Arte Gallery (Photo by Beth Furgurson)
104 / Short Trips In Central Virginia, many adventures in history are just down the road.
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (Photo courtesy Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau)
122 / Parks & Trails A constellation of local sites, including the home of African-American trailblazer Maggie L. Walker, are part of the National Park Service.
128 / Fashion International and socially conscious fashions and accessories abound in and around Richmond.
154 / Small Business Aspiring minority business owners need to plan properly.
158 / Economic Development Emerging projects are signs of economic momentum.
162 / International The region’s location on the East Coast lures global business.
168 / Rankings From top employers to Fortune 500 companies
172 / Tourism International tourists are drawn by world-class biking, the river and street art.
186 / LGBT Despite legal gains, obstacles remain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seeking health care.
(Illustration by: Bob Scott)
190 / Immigrants Service providers face challenges in meeting needs of an ever-expanding immigrant and refugee community.
192 / Doctor Profiles Richmond’s medical community is making an impact here and abroad.
198 / Disabilities Richmond is home to an array of agencies serving those with disabilities.
212 / Public Schools The region’s diversity is evident in the growing numbers of students learning English as their second language.
214 / Top High Schools A ranking of the region’s 28 traditional, comprehensive high schools
216 / Private Schools Moving toward a school culture that embraces diversity and inclusion
228 / Colleges & Universities How local colleges and universities are trying to improve the odds for first-generation students
240 / Child Development Home visitation programs are honing in on the critical toddler years of child development.
254 / Development How can Richmond’s neighborhoods withstand gentrification?
258 / Community Agriculture, sustainability and involvement are key to three new planned communities.
262 / Architecture There’s a flurry of new, modern home construction in historic neighborhoods.
264 / Diversity Growing Hispanic and Latino immigrant communities reshape the face of South Richmond.
275 / Real Estate The region’s offerings, by neighborhood
312 / Profiles Restaurateurs with international roots
316 / Markets Sample global fare close to home.
318 / Cuisine A world of flavor can be found at Richmond-area restaurants.
322 / Religious Traditions Where to find foods of faith around town
344 / Faces in the Crowd You’ve read their stories, but can you spot their faces?
Who are these Richmonders? Correctly identify these faces, all featured in the Sourcebook 2016 issue, for the chance to win a two-night getaway to Gaylord National Resort!
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