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The Center for Nonprofit Excellence will host its annual Philanthropy Day on Tuesday and it’s all about climate justice — here’s how you can watch

Heather McTeer Toney will give the keynote address at this year’s Philanthropy Day seminar hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.  The organization will host its 14th annual Philanthropy Day on Tuesday. This year’s seminar will be focused on environmental action and climate justice.  “It’s an opportunity for leaders all across the sector…to come together […]

Posted inGovernment and public institutions

While last week’s election drew record turnout statewide, Albemarle County was especially high. Here’s why.

While last week’s governor’s election drew a record voter turnout statewide, Albemarle County’s turnout was even higher. Albemarle County saw its highest turnout in almost 30 years, with 62% of registered voters headed to the polls. In the last governor’s race in 2017 saw a 56% turnout. Statewide, roughly 55% of registered voters cast a […]

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USPS promises to prioritize mail-in ballots as officials fear mail delays will result in thousands of votes not being counted

The U.S. Postal Service has promised it will prioritize delivering mail-in ballots from now until Election Day in Virginia after the Democratic Party of Virginia sued the federal agency over undelivered ballots earlier this week. The Virginia Democrat’s suit states that as of Oct. 19 thousands of mail-in ballots in Albemarle, Portsmouth and James City […]

Posted inRace and equity

Charlottesville residents with connections to Haiti describe devastation and scramble to help

Michael Anello wasn’t able to drive after dawn until he came back to Charlottesville in mid-October. He lives in a guesthouse in Léogâne, Haiti, located 18 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince. The chances of getting mugged, or worse, are high, he said, but the 67 year old remains unafraid.The tumultuous summer and ongoing […]

Posted inWork/Life

Dozens of Black businesses to be showcased at the fifth annual Black Business Expo this weekend

Dozens of Black businesses will be present at the fifth annual Black Business Expo at IX Art Park this Saturday. The yearly convention allows for Black businesses in Charlottesville to gain visibility and participate in a business pitch competition. Following the harrowing events of the Aug. 12 rallies, Black Business Expo founder Ty Cooper wanted […]

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If you vote in Albemarle County, check your absentee ballot, the registrar’s office sent out a few dozen incorrect ones

Some 76 voters in western Albemarle County received incorrect absentee mail-in ballots, as stated in the county’s Voter Registration and Elections Office. Voting officials urge registered voters to check over ballots before submission.  A few more invalid ballots are to come, but not many, election officials say. “We sincerely regret the error and inconvenience it […]

Posted inRace and equity

Charlottesville hosts public screening of new documentary on Tulsa massacre, comparing it to the razing of Charlottesville’s historic Black neighborhood of Vinegar Hill

Once a bustling Black community filled with Black-owned establishments, the Greenwood district in Tulsa, Oklahoma, allowed its residents to flourish shortly after reconstruction. But the community endured a series of racially-motivated attacks that led to its tragic end in 1921. The timeline of events leading from Greenwood’s inception to the Tulsa massacre and its restoration […]