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 […]

Posted inGovernment and public institutions

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 […]

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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 […]

Posted inHealth and safety

Following dire climate predictions from the UN, Charlottesville youth activists pressure city officials to ramp up anti-climate change efforts

Dozens of local youth gathered at the Community Chalkboard (formerly the Free Speech Wall) midday Friday to pressure Charlottesville city government to fulfill their climate plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.  Activists present at the event had three specific demands for city council: Re-commit and take immediate action to meet the city’s unresolved climate […]