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  • Urban Agriculture: Farming in the City has benefits
    October 21, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    Urban Agriculture: Farming in the City has benefits

    By Erika Winston

    Contrary to popular belief, farming is not limited to the wide open plains of rural areas. Urban agriculture brings it closer to town, as urban residents grow fruits and vegetables, and even raise animals within their cities. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly designated October as Urban Agriculture Month in the Commonwealth. The [...]

  • When Detected Early, Breast Cancer Does Not Have To Be A Death Sentence
    October 14, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    When Detected Early, Breast Cancer Does Not Have To Be A Death Sentence

    By Janeal Downs
    When she was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer about 20 years ago at the age of 45, Vernal Branch’s husband told her he wanted her to be there to watch their grandchildren with him one day.  Today, she is a breast cancer survivor, advocate and the grandmother of six grandchildren.  “I’ve reached [...]

  • VSU President Keith T. Miller Addresses Financial Questions and Concerns
    October 7, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    VSU President Keith T. Miller Addresses Financial Questions and Concerns

    In a document released from the Office of the President, Dr. Miller addressed the recent fiscal position that Virginia State University is facing.  Urban Views Weekly is printing the communique in its entirety.  We want the University President to have an opportunity to deliver his complete and unvarnished message to the community.
    Dear VSU Family:
    The loss [...]

  • To Arbitrate or Mediate: Are we just signing our rights away?
    September 30, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    To Arbitrate or Mediate: Are we just signing our rights away?

    By Erika Winston

    I recently found myself in a dispute with a large corporation, when I was not compensated for work I completed under a contract. Anticipating a legal battle, I went back and looked through our agreement to make sure that I was correct in my interpretation of the terms. I found that the contract [...]



Raven Parham of Petersburg High School
October 21, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

Raven Parham of Petersburg High School

As a cheerleader, a member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society, and Future Business Leaders of America, Raven Parham still finds the time to maintain a 4.12 GPA. Raven, who is enrolled in the Petersburg Gifted Program, is also ranked 5 out of the 200 students at Petersburg High School.
As she [...]

Scholar Of The Week
Improving the lives of children is a focus that Urban Views Weekly and MARTIN’S Food Markets share. We are especially committed to children in the urban communities. Education has always been a cornerstone in improving the lives of children. Whether it’s a university, junior college, or vocational school, attending a school of higher learning, after graduating high school, is key in improving ones economic situation. Urban Views Weekly and MARTIN’S have designed the Scholar of the Week program that will encourage students to prepare for their higher education.

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Non-Profit of The Month
Urban Views Weekly and Martin’s Food Stores have teamed up to provide a unique opportunity for non-profit organizations making a difference in African American communities. Beginning February 1, 2012, the “Non-Profit of the Month” project started providing $10,000 worth of free advertising each month to a selected organization committed to serving children and addressing hunger in Urban Views Weekly. Urban Views Weekly is a local paper devoted to highlighting the lives, work, celebrations, and leisure of the African American community of Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding region... READ MORE








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