Juneteenth 2015, A Freedom Celebration… The Juneteenth celebration came about when the slaves down in Gavelston, Texas was freed due to the orders of President Abraham Lincoln. Although the president gave permission for all slaves to be freed 2 years prior, the slaves down in Gavelston didn’t receive their freedom papers until June 19, […]

The Virginia 2014 General Assembly Session has adjourned and lawmakers in the House and Senate have not passed the two-year 95-million state budget. Members of the General Assembly in both House and Senate left Richmond afternoon still at odds over Medicaid expansion. However, the final hours of the General Assembly session did bring agreement on […]

A federal court in Norfolk, Virginia is scheduled to hear arguments this Tuesday in the case aimed at overturning Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.  Old Dominion University Professor Timothy Bostic and real estate agent Tony London are suing Norfolk Circuit court after they were denied a marriage license. Also, parties to the lawsuit are Chesterfield couple Mary […]

Several Virginia lawmakers in the Senate and House of Delegates support year-round schools. The lawmakers will unveil their support today during a press conference at the State Capitol. Year-round schooling according to the JLARC Review has been demonstrated to improve student performance. Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) joined Miss Community Clovia on the Tom Joyner Morning […]

From the Virginia State Conference NAACP: The Virginia State Conference NAACP will hold its 2014 Legislative Day at Virginia’s General Assembly on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the 4th Floor Conference Room West in the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, Virginia.  The NAACP expects members, Presidents of local […]

  Virginia legislators will hear hot issues at this year’s General Assembly session which opens on Wednesday. Lawmakers will introduce reforms to the Standards of Learning Test (SOL), ethics and disclosure, restoration of rights for felons, no-excuse absentee voting for citizens 65 or older, mental health services and a vote on the state’s 9 and […]

  Virginia has an election every year which means the peoples’ voice should be heard on issues of healthcare, education, civil rights, justice, jobs and medicare. Every aspect of your life is decided on at the “stroke of a vote”. There are four contenders in the Virginia governor’s race for 2013  Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican […]

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    Legislators from around the Commonwealth of Virginia are in Richmond for the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Senators and Delegates will represent you so check in on them by taking an active role in the legislative process.  Some frequently asked questions “Who is my legislator?” “What bills are being introduced?” Could I attend and speak […]

Conspiracy, Manufacturing or Simple possession of marijuana that is the question: The Charlottesville City Council is supporting a resolution calling on the state to take another look at its policies concerning marijuana. Some members on council are concerned if a broader resolution which defined marijuana possession as a low priority for police would give the wrong […]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposed $85 billion budget plan introduced during the opening session of the 2012 Virginia General Assembly finally passed after the fourth try. The General Assembly ended the 2012 session in early March with no budget. Lawmakers reconvened weeks later to work on budget negotiations but still no agreement.  The senate democrats […]

  UPDATE: It’s official the amended “ultrasound probe” bill has passed in the House of Delegates and will had to Governor Bob McDonnell’s desk to be signed into law.  The “ultrasound probe” law will take effect on July 1, 2012. The House passed the bill by a 64-35 margin.  Delegate Joe Morrissey, District 74, Virginia […]

Virginia General Assembly: House members voted last week by a 66-32 margin that life begins at conception. On Thursday, members in the Senate voted on the bill by a 24-12 margin.  The bill has been sent back to committee for more study.  The “personhood” bill has been tabled until the 2013 General Assembly session. The […]