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Community Commentary/Opinion: For Black people in Charlottesville, fixing broken systems is life or death

“This ain’t livin’, this ain’t livin’” are the words of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 song “Inner City Blues” that still echoes across the decades and once again pierces our collective consciousness. Life for many people in America, particularly Black people, is not living at all; rather, it is survival at best in a system that is […]

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Soundboard: Marching For Black Lives

Related Articles: Determined: Stories of resilience in a broken ecosystem Demonstrators, medical workers mull COVID-19 and protests In wake of George Floyd killing in Minnesota, Charlottesville protesters decry police brutality Marching for Black Lives Credit: WTJU This week, WTJU’s Soundboard focuses on the local demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. First, we […]

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Soundboard: The Historical Roots of COVID-19’s Impact in Charlottesville

Related Articles: Determined: Stories of resilience in a broken ecosystem Determined to work Determined to Be Nourished The Historical Roots of COVID-19’s Impact in Charlottesville Credit: WTJU This week, we’re talking with Sarad Davenport and Jordy Yager about the joint Charlottesville Tomorrow-Vinegar Hill Magazine series, Determined. Determined explores how Charlottesville’s history of racial injustice has […]