A trade publication, Business Facilities magazine, ranked the city of Richmond fourth overall for economic growth potential among the nation’s midsize areas in a recent study. Richmond’s Department of Economic Development director, Leonard Sledge, says the rankings bode well for the city’s growth trajectory, but they can also learn from innovative practices of higher-ranked […]

It’ll be too hot go out this weekend so stay inside if you can! The heat index could reach dangerously high levels in Richmond today and this weekend. The heatwave will impact most of central and eastern U.S. with a number of record highs likely. The actual high temperatures for the metro area today is […]

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Buckle up it’s the law in Virginia. Gas prices are up as millions of people get ready to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend. Triple-A reports that the average price for a gallon of gas in Richmond is two dollars, 77-cents. That’s over 60-cents higher than this time last year. […]

Barbara Johns, a sixteen year old student, staged a strike at Robert Russa Moton High School because of its deplorable conditions. One student John Stokes assisted Johns in the effort in 1951. He shares his story with me. The newly renovated Virginia Attorney General’s Office has been renamed the Barbara Johns State building. The building […]


Looking for something to do this weekend, here are my picks: The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents 11th annual Que Pasa? Festival, Saturday, May 4, 11am – 7pm, Richmond’s Canal Walk, www.vahcc.com. FREE admission and free shuttle buses to and from Asian American Celebration, www.quepasafestival.com. Antoinette Essa serves as Emcee after 3pm. 16th annual […]

Obama for America has released a new video on Women’s Health Security. President Obama continues to stand for women’s rights, and thanks to his landmark health reforms, women across America now have access to important preventive health care without paying additional dollars for services. President Obama’s opponent for president Mitt Romney said  he wants to […]

Gasoline prices are at an all time high for the month of February.  The national average price per gallon for regular is $3.65. Gasoline prices have risen by 10 cents since last week. For the lowest gas prices in Richmond and Central Virginia the last 24 to 48 hours, please visit http://kissrichmond.com/features/news/misscommunityclovia/miss-community-has-the-lastest-on-gas-prices/#more-1627482 Are gas prices […]