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  • Black People Do Commit Suicide – Dispelling the Myth
    September 16, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    Black People Do Commit Suicide – Dispelling the Myth

    By Erika Winston

    When high profile suicides occur, they call attention to the seriousness of the issue, but unfortunately at the cost of a life. The death of “Soul Train” host and creator Don Cornelius placed a light on the issue of suicide in the African American community. His creation was a weekly staple for generations [...]

  • The Undeserved Stigma of Living with Sickle Cell Disease
    September 9, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    The Undeserved Stigma of Living with Sickle Cell Disease

    By Erika Winston

    There is a large segment of the African American community that silently suffers with excruciating pain, inadequate medical treatment, and societal stigmatization. September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and there is a tremendous need for increased knowledge about this debilitating disease.
    Sickle cell disease occurs when normal, round red blood cells shift into crescent [...]

  • Saving our Youth through Mentoring
    September 2, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    Saving our Youth through Mentoring

    By Erika Winston

    Recent news stories out of Ferguson, Missouri are disturbing, to say the least. Clashes between protesters and law enforcement have raised numerous questions about proper protocol and race relations. At the heart of the controversy, though, is a young man whose life was abruptly taken. It is a scenario that plays out far [...]

  • Labor Day: There is Black History in the holiday.
    August 26, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    Labor Day: There is Black History in the holiday.

    By Erika Winston

    Labor Day invokes a variety of emotions. For students, it means the sad end of summer vacation with the exciting beginning of a new school year. For workers, it means a much appreciated day off, while the fashion conscious see it as the last weekend of the year for wearing white. Whatever the [...]

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Scholar of the Week, Tyler Hicks, Wins iPad
August 19, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

Scholar of the Week, Tyler Hicks, Wins iPad

Tyler Hicks, a John Marshall High School 2014 graduate and Scholar of the Week, accepts an iPad from Vicki Kiger, MARTIN’S
Community Relations manager. Each week throughout the year, a high school senior is honored as Scholar of the Week. This
is the second year that one of the scholars has been selected through a random drawing [...]

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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