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Jeff Katz
May 07, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Juanita Tolliver, a black female guest on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," hit back after the show host compared working in a campaign to being enslaved. She laughed off his remarks, but Matthews went on and pushed his remarks even further. It is not featured in the video below, but Matthews...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 03, 2019 - 1:52 pm
By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that if he is elected president, he would support a House bill to create a commission to study reparations to African Americans over slavery. Speaking at Al Sharpton's National Action Network convention in New York, the...
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(AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool, File)
February 28, 2019 - 11:54 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia first lady Pam Northam has expressed regret after the mother of an African-American teenager complained that a tour of the governor's mansion was racially insensitive. Northam said Wednesday that is she is working to make sure the stories of slaves who worked in the...
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Goochland County Sheriff's Office
February 19, 2019 - 1:02 pm
Goochland County, VA _ The Goochland County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in finding the persons responsible for the vandalism at Tuckahoe Plantation Monday. A passing motorist captured the suspects in photos and forwarded them to the sheriff’s office. The motorist described them as three...
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In this April 10, 2018 photo, a Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation archeologist shows artifacts and discusses what they know about one of the first enslaved Africans to live in English North America in Jamestown, Va.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 28, 2018 - 2:13 pm
By BEN FINLEY , Associated Press JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward another nearby spot where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
July 02, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Richmond, VA _ The Monument Avenue Commission formed by Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to come up with recommendations for the city's historic avenue, has released a 117 page report containing its recommendations. The commission recommends removing the Jefferson Davis Monument, pending litigation or...
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