Virginia

Henrietta Lacks' Hometown to Erect A Statue Of Her, Replacing Confederate General Robert E. Lee

America has used statues to celebrate men who divided our nation for too long, says Lacks family attorney Ben Crump.
12/23/2022

Slain University Of Virginia Football Players Awarded Posthumous Degrees

Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry were killed in a mass shooting allegedly by a fellow student.
12/07/2022

Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin Dies At 61

He was elected to Congress in 2016.
11/29/2022

Virginia Military Institute Alumni Group Questions First Black Superintendent’s Bonus

Cedric Wins took leadership of the school, with deep Confederate roots, after a probe found systemic racism.
11/23/2022

Father Shares His Final Text Messages With Son Slain in UVA Mass Shooting

Sean Perry was unaware that his son was shot when he sent a final message inquiring about his well being.
11/16/2022

Mike Hollins, Who Survived UVA Mass Shooting, Is ‘Doing Well’ After Second Surgery

Accused gunman Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. faces three counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of three football players.
11/16/2022

Father Of Accused UVA Mass Shooter Breaks His Silence

‘I can’t believe it was him,’ Christopher Jones Sr. says, recalling that his son seemed troubled by people ‘giving him a hard time’ at school.
11/16/2022

Charges Dismissed Against Man Accused In Fatal Shooting Of Virginia Journalist

Sierra Jenkins, 25, a The Virginian-Pilot reporter, was killed on a night out with a friend. But lack of witness cooperation means the prime suspect goes free.
11/02/2022

NAACP Threatens Lawsuit If County In Virginia Gives Statue To Pro-Confederacy Groups

The groups are also asking for the “immediate surrounding land.”
09/20/2022

Missy Elliott Gets Virginia Street Named After Her

“This hits my heart differently,” she said.
09/09/2022

Descendants Of James Madison’s Slaves Fight For Equal Power Of Foundation Overseeing His Former Plantation

The descendants accuse the mostly-white foundation board of a ‘power grab.’
04/25/2022