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Richmond Mayor Calls for ‘Context’ to Confederate Monuments

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Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney gestures during a news conference at City Hall Thursday, June 22, 2017. Stoney announced the formation of a commission tasked with redefining the narrative of the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

The mayor of Virginia’s capital city is weighing in on how to deal with Confederate monuments. Richmond mayor Levar Stoney announced Thursday he’d like to revamp Monument Avenue. The broad tree-lined boulevard in Richmond features memorials to several Confederate generals.

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Virginia Cities Top List of Millennial Growth

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Richmond and the Hampton Roads areas topped a list of cities attracting millennials. (Credit: AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite)

It’s no surprise that millennials are flocking to America’s cities. But it may be a surprise which urban centers top the list. New data shows two Virginia cities are the most popular destinations in the country. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.

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Black Restaurant Week Kicks Off in Richmond

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Ajay Brewer, owner of Brewer’s Cafe. Credit: Kelley Libby

Today kicks off Black Restaurant Week in Richmond. The city’s Office of Minority Business Development is encouraging the public to support the event, which promotes Richmond tourism and the city’s diverse food culture. Kelley Libby reports.

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Virginians Take to the Streets in March on Monument

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Marchers this weekend took to Monument Avenue in Richmond. (Credit: Kelley Libby / WVTF / RADIO IQ)

This past Saturday, over 1,000 Richmonders streamed down Monument Avenue in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, planned for this weekend. The March on Monument drew a crowd of advocates from all corners of the Richmond social justice community. Nicki Stein was there and filed this report.

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Lawmakers to Consider Extra Funding For Historically Black Cemeteries

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The four cemeteries include East End Cemetery, a children’s cemetery and what may be a cemetery for black Confederate soldiers. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF / RADIO IQ)

After integration, historically black cemeteries around the state fell to the wayside, often unkempt, uncared for, and forgotten. Now a state lawmaker is hoping to bring them some much-needed attention. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.

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A Little Thanksgiving Inspiration

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If you don’t already have your Thanksgiving meal prepped and ready to go, don’t worry — it’s not too late. Reporter Mallory Noe-Payne attended a “Friendsgiving” in Richmond and brings us this last-minute inspiration.

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Urban Agriculture Taking Root in Richmond

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Nearly a third of Virginia is farmland. But farms don’t always have to be in the countryside, they can on rooftops in cities and in small neighborhood gardens. One group in Richmond is training the next generation of URBAN farmers. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, they’re now offering a federally-approved certificate in urban farming.

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Virginia Moves Forward with Plans for Slave Site Memorial

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Delegate McQuinn (left) and other state and local politicians plant a tree at the historical site of a slave market and jail in Richmond. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF)

The architecture firm responsible for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. has been brought on board to lead another historical project, this time here in Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Meet Virginia’s Newest Citizens: Attending a Naturalization Ceremony

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Rafah Al Ameri stands alongside about 60 new citizens, saying the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time as Americans (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF)

This election year, illegal immigration has often been a talking point. So much so, it’s easy to lose sight of the country’s legal immigration process. In 2014, the U.S. welcomed almost 700,000 new citizens. It’s not an easy process, and for many it takes years. Mallory Noe-Payne attended a naturalization ceremony and filed this report.

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State Gives Housing Grants to Richmond, Blacksburg

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The Governor announced Wednesday the first of a new type of grant, state dollars going towards housing and community development projects. The first two recipients of the Vibrant Community Initiative are in Richmond, and Blacksburg. Mallory Noe-Payne has this report.

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