Commonsense: Something we CLEARLY do not have. 

by shay bell Plastered on headlines of every local news website, two VCU students killed in a fatal shooting. Victims Adrianna Brooks and Matthew Gibbs lost their lives to gun violence before they reached the legal drinking age. This isn’t even a new story. We’ve heard this story several times over the past year alone, […]


Spare Us the Secret Police–The Public Ones Are Plenty Unaccountable

So, Chesterfield has their very own Secret Police–or at least police that are secret.  The department recently moved to redact 500 names from its roster in what is little more than a thinly veiled attempt to skirt any accountability for their actions. That they did this in response to OpenOversight VA’s request for a full […]

Press Release

Governor Youngkin Has No Right to Override Legislature and Remove Grant Opportunity to Expand Teacher Diversity 

Richmond, Virginia—Republicans and Democrats alike came together to create a grant opportunity for teachers of color that would lower the financial burdens teachers with provisional licenses face when getting their full teaching licenses. But without any public notice or justification, Governor Glenn Youngkin has taken the application off of the VDOE’s website and stopped distributing […]


5 Things I Hate About Senator Joe Morrissey 

by Ashleigh Crocker Senator Joe Morrissey has got to go! It took me forever to write this blog because narrowing it down to just 5 things I hate about Joe. You might know of the Senator because he is an anti-abortion Democrat. Or maybe you heard about him because he has been disbarred more than […]


It’s the Guns (And the Legislators)

By Kimberly R. Nario Last year I wrote about guns. This year, I’m writing about guns. I’m sick of writing about guns.  My brother was a student at Virginia Tech in 2007.  My mom worked near the municipal building in Virginia Beach in 2019.  My family frequents a restaurant across from the Walmart in Chesapeake.  […]


Kiggans Doesn’t Cut It

by Kimberly R. Nario While we’re all being bombarded with political ads of candidates repeating their best qualities in their most unassuming tones—while sometimes talking sh*t about their opponents—let me remind you of some things one candidate may have failed to mention in her ads.  Jen Kiggans apparently has a problem saying President Biden won […]


Clover Power in Halifax, What’s the Deal?

by shay bell It’s been a minute since our last set of blogs, but I’m back this month with a bit of an attitude because I’m over white male greed.  As I’m sure we’re all aware, Virginia is one of many states aiming to lower their carbon emissions this year in an attempt to combat […]


The Hits Just Keep On Coming (Yes, This is About Governor Glenn)

Anyone who has ever had to care for young children knows a tantrum when they see one. It’s to be expected with kids. They’re still learning how to manage their emotions, how to cope when they don’t get their way. The hope is that eventually they learn the skills they need to grow out of […]