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On August 30, 1800, a man named Gabriel Prosser, a Virginia slave, intended to lead a slave rebellion into Richmond. This moment, coming shortly after the successful Haitian slave rebellion, which Gabriel knew about and drew inspiration from, deeply frightened American slaveholders into believing that slaves were going to rise up and kill them, a […]
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JFC: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) admitted he once appeared in blackface, plunging the state Democratic Party further into chaos on Wednesday. Herring’s confession that he dressed in blackface in 1980 when he was a 19-year-old student at the University of Virginia makes him the third top-ranked Virginia Democrat who’s been tarred by scandal […]
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Suck It Racists

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On November 7, 2017
Ed Gillespie can die in a fire. NBC calls #VAGOV for Ralph Northam. Looking like solid win tonight for VA Dems across the board. — Daily Kos Elections (@DKElections) November 8, 2017 Democrats are looking to make huge gains in the House of Delegates too. The wave of Republican retirements in the next two weeks […]
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The Child Labor Party

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On January 25, 2017
Above: The Dream of the Republican Party Virginia Republicans double down on their commitment to child labor at the same time that it moves the official policy of the national GOP: In an unrecorded party-line vote, House Republicans killed a bill Tuesday evening that would have cracked down on child labor at tobacco farms in […]
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