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  • 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 [...]

  • Firehouse Theater presents “Wait Until Dark”
    September 23, 2014 · 0 Comments · Urban Views Weekly

    Firehouse Theater presents “Wait Until Dark”

    By Janeal Downs

    Susy’s young neighbor Gloria (Victoria Eriavez) guides her through her apartment.

    Imagine three con men in your house and there is no one to protect you but yourself. Now imagine having to protect yourself, all while being blind. From September 18 to October 18, The Firehouse Theater is hosting the play “Wait Until Dark.” [...]



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.

More Information & Application Here >>




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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