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On April 17, 1937, tobacco workers in Richmond, Virginia went on strike in what became pioneering civil rights labor organizing in the South, laying the groundwork for the rise of the Black labor struggle after World War II. The 1930s were a heady time for Black organizing in the South. The New Deal changed the […]
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Cancel Culture!

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On November 10, 2021
The good people on the Spotslyvania, Virginia school board are strong believers in freedom of thought: The Spotsylvania County School Board has directed staff to begin removing books that contain “sexually explicit” material from library shelves and report on the number of books that have been removed at a special called meeting next week. The […]
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Down Goes Lee!

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On July 10, 2021
Good! Four years after a woman was killed and dozens were injured when white nationalists protested the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., workers removed the statue on Saturday, along with a nearby monument to Stonewall Jackson, another Confederate general. The larger-than-life-sized statue of Lee was hoisted off its […]
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Blue States: Crack Down on ICE

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On August 24, 2020
A good bill out of Virginia: Virginia regulators will be able to go inside detention facilities in Farmville and Caroline County if Senator Jennifer Boysko of Herndon gets her way. Her bill making Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities subject to state inspectors has already passed a Senate panel. “There is rampant COVID-19 infection at […]
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