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Rudolph Hickman
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Let's put some compassion back into government (751 hits)
There once was a time when we looked to our elected officials to offer creative and innovative programs and initiatives to assist the body politic be all it could be. Governmental service was seen as an honorable endeavor and most people who elected to forego the riches offered by corporate interests did so willingly and without the expectation of becoming millionaires in the process. ...
Posted Wednesday, December 7th 2011 at 7:09PM
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Significant Percentage of African Americans Don't get Flu Shots (520 hits)
Richmond's population is 57% African-American. According to statistics prepared by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), less than fifty percent of Richmond's African-Americans is immunized against influenza. For this reason, The CDC has partne ...
Posted Sunday, December 4th 2011 at 8:53PM
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Still No Zero Crime Plan for East Highland Park (412 hits)
In a matter of hours, it will have been 10 days since the passage of what is commonly referred to as the shoot-out in East Highland Park. On Thanksgiving those who reside and work in this East End community didn't have to look too far for blessings. ...
Posted Thursday, December 1st 2011 at 9:16AM
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Only 1% of the 99% are waging the battle (389 hits)
As 99% of the American population struggles with the lopsided economic conditions visited upon it by the mis- and malfeasance of our federal, state and local governments, only 1% of that number seems to be waging the battle that seeks to remedy these ...
Posted Sunday, November 27th 2011 at 6:46PM
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A Tale of two Richmonds? (366 hits)
Why is there a higher police presence in Brookbury, where there is little to no crime than in East Highland Park, the scene of a wild west shootout on Monday? Could it be because Brookbury is where Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones lives? Brookbury is a ...
Posted Wednesday, November 23rd 2011 at 3:37PM
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Let's Do the Right Thing for East Highland Park (348 hits)
Most of the time, print reporters are behind the scenes kind of people. They typically arrive after the major event has occurred and report on what is believed to have happened. The same can be said for photographer's, the behind the camera folk wh ...
Posted Tuesday, November 22nd 2011 at 8:59AM
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Emerging African-American Entrepreneurs Focus On : Charlene Easter, Epiphany Beauty Professional Makeup Svcs. (584 hits)
Nearly 104 million businesses are majority owned by women nationwide. They provide 12 million jobs and generate nearly $1 trillion in sales. The number of women-owned businesses has grown over time. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of women-owned ...
Posted Monday, November 21st 2011 at 12:13AM
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DaQuan Marcell Love: A Vision of Leadership and Sacrifice Personified (804 hits)
He is 19 years old and for 15 of those years he has been a dues-paying member of the most revered civil rights organization in the nation - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or as it is more popularly known, The NAACP. ...
Posted Saturday, November 19th 2011 at 7:04AM
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Are HBCU students politically active? (649 hits)
Yesterday, I visited two polling precincts in Richmond, Virginia. One of the reasons I was at the polls aside from the obvious one of casting my ballot was to see who else came to participate in the political process. ...
Posted Wednesday, November 9th 2011 at 11:14AM
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Elections 2011: Voter turnout seems low at 2 Richmond precincts (279 hits)
At Voter Precinct 301, John Marshall High in Richmond, voter turnout was slight as of 2:00 pm today. The same seemed evident at The Fifth Street Baptist Church in Highland Park as it approaches 6:00 pm with almost an hour left to vote. While no one ...
Posted Tuesday, November 8th 2011 at 9:09PM
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Virginia Union Panthers Lasso Broncos of Fayetteville State, 17-14 (249 hits)
It was Senior Day at Virginia Union University (VUU) and the last game of the 2011 football season as the Panthers took the field against the Broncos of Fayetteville State University (FSU). It was also VUU's final opportunity to salvage at least a ...
Posted Sunday, November 6th 2011 at 2:58AM
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KISS Radio (105.7 fm) Hosts Radio Personality Michael Baisden (627 hits)
It was the event everyone wanted to attend. Why? Because it was a chance to listen and talk to one of the most celebrated African-American talk radio hosts ever - Michael Baisden. Mr. Baisden was welcomed to Trinity Family Life Center and Richmond ...
Posted Friday, November 4th 2011 at 7:32PM
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Khalfani: A Cesspool of Corruption and Incompetence! (270 hits)
It is the story of a city and its government. A city with a storied antebellum past that causes it to be somewhat bi-polar at times. A city that has just recently had the spirit, the courage, the compelling urge to examine its audacious past. In ...
Posted Wednesday, November 2nd 2011 at 11:03PM
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Miss Community Clovia Hosts: Women Are Talking Forum (298 hits)
KISS (105.7 fm) Community Relations Director, Clovia Lawrence. hosted the 4th annual “Now Listen Up! Women Are Talking” women’s forum on Saturday, October 29th. at Richmond's Trinity Baptist Church's Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Rd., Richmond, VA, ...
Posted Tuesday, November 1st 2011 at 7:19AM
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Virginia NAACP holds 76th State Convention, elects officers (543 hits)
Despite a last minute scramble to find a new venue for its annual state conference, the 2011 NAACP Virginia State Convention was a stellar affair. The day and a half conference was packed with meetings, elections, plenary sessions, keynote presentat ...
Posted Monday, October 31st 2011 at 11:57AM
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An Election Primer: Who should I vote for? (300 hits)
As November 8th begins to loom large in the conscious minds of Vriginia's electorate, many are beginning to ask, who should I vote for and what should I consider in choosing my candidates? Such questions always seem to surface around election time ...
Posted Sunday, October 23rd 2011 at 11:12AM
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Richmond and Occupy leadership forge tenuous peace (311 hits)
When they occupied Kanawha Plaza, many Richmonders wondered whether city leaders would react to the public display of dissension by Occupy Richmond as other cities have responded e.g., http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/14/idUS209182842620111014 ...
Posted Friday, October 21st 2011 at 5:05AM
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Occupy Richmond: Can it provide real change? (245 hits)
They have converged on Kanawha Plaza in downtown Richmond and they seek fundamental change in American culture. They are Occupy Richmond. The movement began in earnest last Saturday with an official rally which by some accounts inspired 300-500 suppo ...
Posted Thursday, October 20th 2011 at 1:26AM
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Entrepreneurial class supports aspiring business owners (243 hits)
As they made their way to class, one could see the look of apprehension that showed on some of their faces. The thought of one day being a business owner was as exciting as it was scary. Yet here they were sitting in a class that would one day help ...
Posted Tuesday, October 18th 2011 at 3:23AM
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Groovin’ on the James: Richmond Folk Festival 2011 (278 hits)
Groovin’ on the James: Richmond Folk Festival 2011 A rich and diverse selection of artists, performers, vendors and of course fans, crowded onto Brown’s Island and environs to enjoy this year’s edition of The Richmond Folk Festival. The seven- ...
Posted Monday, October 17th 2011 at 2:23AM
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VUU Homecoming 2011 more than a football game (322 hits)
Saturday was a perfect day for a football game. The weather was sunny and mile and the atmosphere at Hovey Field in Richmond was exuberant and upbeat. The reason? It was homecoming and alumni and friends gathered to watch football, eat bbq, fried ...
Posted Tuesday, October 11th 2011 at 5:35AM
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Random Photo Upload On Fri Oct 7th, 2011 at 6:42PM (248 hits)
Just an image I uploaded on Fri Oct 7th, 2011 at 6:42PM... What do you think? ...
Posted Friday, October 7th 2011 at 6:42PM
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VUU crowns Mr. and Miss VUU, 2011 - 2012 (622 hits)
It had all the pomp and regal splendor of an English Coronation southern style. The men were dashing in their black suits or tuxedos. The women were simply beautiful in evening gowns of various hues and styles. Yes, this was a coronation and even ...
Posted Friday, October 7th 2011 at 6:38PM
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Restorative Justice Program Comes to Armstrong High (349 hits)
We have all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. While almost no one would disagree with the sentiment, there are probably only a few who know how to give life to the sayings’ spirit in a public school setting. September 6th mark ...
Posted Monday, September 26th 2011 at 3:04AM
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Google gets Virginia small businesses online (388 hits)
A diverse group of small business owners flocked to Richmond’s CenterStage today to take advantage of Google’s offer to give them a free website and get them online. Approximately 900 businesses signed up to learn how to establish a more product/ser ...
Posted Saturday, September 24th 2011 at 7:42AM
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