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Housing Justice for Tenants 

By Kierra Johnson  Renters’ crises, infrastructure issues, and displacement due to rising costs and gentrification were major issues across the U.S. before the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, we are still in a crisis and it seems that the losses that landlords took during the first year of the pandemic have compounded and come down on tenants […]

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One Step Closer Cannabis Decriminalization

By: Kierra Johnson As per usual, Virginia is the blueprint for progressive legislation in the South, and the issue of cannabis is a great example. This year, there are a couple of bills that tackle the issue of cannabis usage and criminalization, and if passed, they could bring Virginia one step closer to full legalization.  […]

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Rest is Radical

by shay bell  This holiday season, I will rest. It’s been a long, ROUGH year, and I don’t know about you all, but I BARELY made it out by the skin of my teeth. With everything happening in our Commonwealth, and in the WORLD, it’s hard to close my eyes at night and feel safe. […]

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Glenn Youngkin’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Glenn Youngkin wasn’t just a loser Tuesday night. No, he was an apocalyptic loser. Youngkin has built his entire career on and earned his right-wing stardom through his attacks on public education and the safety of students. He may call it something else, but the game is unmistakable: kids will learn only what hardcore conservatives […]

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Glenn Youngkin is a Losing Loser

Yeah, I said it. Governor Glenn Youngkin is a losing loser. So much so that even Fox News called him an “epic failure.” This video is so good, I keep watching it on repeat. I will never turn it off.  Why is Glenn such a loser? Well, lots of reasons. But most recently, he and […]

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Rental Hikes Should Take a Hike

By Kimberly R. Nario WTF is up with rising rents? In March of 2023, an affordable housing crisis was declared in Richmond. Paired with the fact that Richmond has the second-highest eviction rate in the country, to me it feels like something is rotten in the state of Virginia.  Since 2020–you know, the year everything […]

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Where are the GOOD Leaders? 

 by shay bell With election season being here, it’s really got me thinking about leadership. What it means to be a leader, how to tell a real leader from ones who are just here for the benefits of being called a leader. Oh sure, the people in leadership positions like to PRETEND they’re leaders, but […]

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Get Your @ss to the Polls (For Free!)

It’s that time of year again. It’s the spookiest season, when terror strikes in the hearts of millions in our fair state. That’s right–it’s election season. But one thing you don’t have to fear this year is finding a ride to the polls. Throughout the state, a variety of partisan, non-partisan, and state/locally sponsored initiatives […]

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Covid Shots

by Ashleigh Crocker I’m getting tired being the annoying person always talking about this, but yes, COVID-19, is still real, still exists, and you can still get it. Cases are on the rise, and anecdotally, I’ve had several friends who have had it recently, so it might be time to bring back the masks just […]