Virginia Union University

The Cauldron of Jackson Ward Series (Part 1 of 3): From his father’s storefront, civil rights activist James E. Jackson Jr. saw the plight of exploited black workers and his community’s stand against racism — both touchstones for his life’s work. more

Jun 28, 2016 12:46 PM Features

Wyatt Tee Walker, a champion of civil rights and human rights, a pastor and theologian, was honored in January with a scholarship luncheon and a community worship service. more

Mar 14, 2016 12:45 PM Living

Read our January feature, "Make A Joyful Noise," on the roots and rise of gospel music in Richmond and watch these inspiring gospel performances by local musicians and choirs. more

Dec 28, 2015 11:10 AM , Music

Ana Edwards

Photo by Mark Robinson

Speakers at a Thursday afternoon press conference, organized by the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, touted an alternative proposal to memorialize Shockoe Bottom’s slave-trading history that expands beyond the Lumpkin’s Jail site. more

Dec 10, 2015 3:30 PM News

Reconstruction in Richmond advanced political and educational changes for blacks through the 1890s, but many of those gains evaporated as the federal government looked the other way more

Nov 9, 2015 12:39 PM Features

In the era of #BlackLivesMatter, Richmond’s Police Department and its Young Adult Police Commission seek mutual understanding. more

Nov 1, 2015 6:30 AM Sunday Story

Doug Wilder

courtesy of L. Douglas Wilder

Ahead of a VCU and VUU-hosted symposium on race, the former Governor weighs in on the Black Lives Matter movement, his plans for a national slavery museum, and the city's 2016 mayoral race. more

Oct 15, 2015 2:30 AM News

In the Fall 2015 issue of the Virginia College Guide, we explore what's happening on Virginia's higher education campuses and delve into same-sex colleges and HBCUs. Take a look inside! more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Education

The interracial, intergenerational effort to preserve a neighborhood’s stories – and build a new community. more

Sep 27, 2015 6:30 AM Sunday Story

Virginia's five Historically Black Colleges and Universities are still here and still relevant. Here, we list some of their latest developments. more

Sep 22, 2015 1:17 PM NEWS & FEATURES

How Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Virginia continue to make quality education an attainable dream for all students more

Sep 22, 2015 11:21 AM Education

The Jones administration will hold community meetings to gather ideas on how best to memorialize the Lumpkin’s Jail site in Shockoe Bottom. more

Aug 13, 2015 5:44 PM News

Virginia Union University will kick off its 150th anniversary celebration on Monday, Sept. 8, with an address from foreign policy and social justice advocate Randall Robinson. more

Sep 4, 2014 4:30 PM News

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