This week, we talk to Billy Jean Louis about school resource officers and his article on mental health in the Black community. Plus, an update on Charlottesville’s Confederate monuments with Charlotte Rene Woods and a new audio drama from Leslie Scott Jones about what it’s like to be a Black academic. Listen to Grounds here.
I was Charlottesville Tomorrow’s government reporter from 2019 to 2022. Thanks for letting me be your resident nerd on how local and state governments serve us. Keep up with me @charlottewords on Twitter. If you haven’t yet, consider subscribing to Charlottesville Tomorrow’s FREE newsletter to get updates from the newsroom on the things you want to know.
Billy Jean Louis joined Charlottesville Tomorrow as its education reporter in April 2019 and is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jean Louis speaks English, Haitian Creole and French.