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Friday, July 7, 2023

On Tuesday, we sent an email with news about our newsroom, and why we’re part of Charlottesville Inclusive Media.

Today, I’m sharing stories from and by our community. We hope you enjoy listening and reading, and subscribe to the In My Humble Opinion podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Here are the stories that we hope can speak for themselves. Thanks for listening and reading.


Angilee Shah, CEO and Editor-in-Chief

A collage of portraits: A woman looking off camera against a bright blue background, A woman holding a small child and smiling at her, A young boy in a blazer in front of a colorful background.
Credit: Marley Nichelle/Vinegar Hill Magazine

Listen: Why this photographer wants communities in Charlottesville to say, ‘No, we are not oppressed’

On the In My Humble Opinion podcast, Marley Nichelle says they wants Black communities in Charlottesville to feel like they can thrive.

A woman in a wheelchair on a brick path with stairwell behind her.
Credit: Kori Price/Charlottesville Tomorrow

Listen: What Charlottesville needs to recognize about accessibility

May 31, 2023

On the In My Humble Opinion podcast, India Sims talks about the challenges of doing simple things in a city that won’t change.

A group stands around a man in a suit who is at a podium speaking with many microphones.

Gun violence is as much about changing our culture as it is about changing our laws, says UVA undergrad activist

May 3, 2023

Karly Scholz says it’s time her generation changed its relationship with guns.

A man in a chair in front of stacks of books, holding books in front of him on his lap.

Listen: ‘When I transitioned, life just started.’

April 7, 2023

Next on In My Humble Opinion’s podcast, Charley Burton on being Black and trans in central Virginia.

Man in apron holding a bowl, pouring something into a cup held by another man in black and white stripes. One man with black and white stripes is in the foreground.
Credit: Ézé Amos/Charlottesville Tomorrow

Listen: With 500 restaurants in a 10-mile radius, Charlottesville chef Atwon Brinson says there has to be a better way to staff them

February 24, 2023

In My Humble Opinion’s podcast has a candid conversation with Brinson about his perspective on life in restaurants in central Virginia.

A building with brick siding and.a gaping hole in the wall.
Credit: Courtesy of Katrina Spencer

A car crashed into her living room — and it was all terribly inconvenient

February 23, 2023

Katrina Spencer learned to detach from disasters a long time ago. So when a car punched a hole in her home, life went on.

Woman in neon vest and gloves stands in street with car going behind her. She is holding a radar device.

Why a crossing guard will suggest Charlottesville’s City Council install speed cameras near schools

February 3, 2023

Substitute crossing guard Adrienne Dent writes that drivers too often go too fast and that it’s time the city takes further action to slow them down.

A white building with green roof, puffy clouds in blue sky above.

My 14th Christmas in prison

December 23, 2022

Mithrellas Curtis, incarcerated at the Fluvanna Correctional Center, makes ‘magic out of thin air’ — no matter where she celebrates the holidays.

Credit: David McNair/The DTM

In Charlottesville’s ‘summer of hate,’ a Chinese American pastor found his place in the struggle for civil rights

August 11, 2022

Michael Cheuk didn’t know how we would respond to the Unite the Right rally — until he reconsidered his own family history and his faith.

Credit: Credit: Courtesy of David McNair/The DTM

In the police department, it was a struggle to be Black, and at home, it was a struggle to be blue

July 5, 2022

What does it mean to be Black in the Charlottesville Police Department? A former detective remembers the KKK rally of 2017 — and what it means when law enforcement tries to recruit minority officers.

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