March 2012
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JUSTICE 4 TRAYVON Am I a threat?

“This is where we start, standing in the name of someone’s memory is one thing, but movements start when we move…this is why we marched in the 60s.” – D. Powell

Taking A Stand- We Are Trayvon Martin – Rally at the VCU Student Commons Plaza

“This is not only a black issue, but everyone’s issue.” – [...]

Tips to keep your love in full bloom

By. Erika Townsend
The Lotus flower is often regarded as a symbol of rebirth or a representation of forgetfulness of the past. As the winter that never was comes to an end, we see the fruits of spring blossoming all around us. What was once barren land is now covered with the seedlings of new beginnings [...]

Women’s History Month DAY OF POETRY at Virginia State University

By M.L. Byrd
Appalachian poet, scholar, and activist Rachel Jennings will be giving a writing workshop and reading at Virginia State University on Thursday, March 29th.
The morning workshop, entitled “Write Down Last Night’s Dream—as a Poem,” will be held from 8:30 – 9:30 in Vawter Hall 106. (Participants may, of course, use any recent dream for [...]

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Project Plant It! Cultivates Learning for Richmond Region Students

By Sarah Hunt

Did you know that 2012 marks the 140th anniversary of Arbor Day? J. Sterling Morton, the founder of the annual tree-planting celebration in 1872, would be delighted that more than 10,000 elementary students in the Richmond region, including almost 2,000 third-graders in Richmond Public Schools, are participating in Project Plant It!, a program [...]

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Giving the Gift of Life

By Kirk Maltais

It is never an easy thing to deal with cancer at a young age. Such is the case of 17-year-old Keith Casselle, diagnosed with leukemia in January.
The Clover Hill High senior has been battling the disease, his efforts documented by the Richmond Times-Dispatch last week. Casselle told the paper of his confusion in [...]

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