Black Is__365: Richmond Art Installation Encourages Year-Long Celebration of Black History

With Black Is___365, Ricky Parker of Dream For Purpose and Art 180’s Atlas teen art center are working together to spread the message that Black history deserves way more than just one month of the year. If you have recently taken a walk by the Atlas teen art center and gallery located in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, a new installation might have caught your eye. Across four large gallery windows, imposing black letters read an inviting message: “Black is__365.”

Vaccines Are Coming — Now What?

With Pfizer and Moderna vaccines reaching increasing numbers of Virginians, the commonwealth is eager to be through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it’s become clear in recent weeks that we still have a long road ahead. As Virginia grapples with record numbers of COVID-19 cases, overwhelmed hospitals and medical staff, and lagging vaccine distribution – there is still a long road ahead before a return to what feels like normal life. After the FDA authorized the distribution of the