It was an honor to be able to use a few moments of public time to put these self-reflective and, I think, constructive remarks from our community’s Peace and Justice Gathering on the public record.
In fact, to students of American History like myself, Alexander Stephens “cornerstone speech” is extremely well known. That text is routinely used by Yankees as “the one and only” rationale for Southern secession.
Many of us here in Rappahannock use our local library, and know just how rare, unique and special it is. It may be smaller than some, but it is mighty.
In response to the death of Castro, the Black Lives Matter Movement posted a piece in Medium titled, Lessons from Fidel: Black Lives Matter and the Transition of El Comandante.
Three years ago I volunteered to co-chair the Northern Shenandoah Valley chapter of ComingToTheTable, a group dedicated to healing the wounds of slavery and of the systemic racism in its aftermath.
While I'm encouraged that you, Mr. Mills can state, ‘Black lives matter,’ but not support the BLM organization, actually, we’re on the same page.
Finally, Wes, the you’re-a-commie thing went out with Richard Nixon. I fear you are stuck in the past. It is one thing to say you support the message Black lives matter.
We are writing to express our wholehearted support of the Joint Resolution for Improved Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Calming Measures, created by the Sperryville Community Alliance (SCA).
Something is wrong when the chairman of the Planning Commission deliberately, maliciously and with forethought excludes three members of the commission from a meeting and thereby disenfranchises 3/5’s of county residents in order to further his own political/philosophical views.
If you look at the recent photos of Monument Avenue in Richmond, and consider that the activists today (June 20) were interdicting entrance into their “autonomous area,” I think you have to agree that this sounds like that “insurrection” that the governor constitutionally should suppress.
“I’ve always understood that we went to war on account of the thing we quarreled with the north about. I’ve never heard of any other cause than slavery.”
All Americans will benefit if our country gets serious about truly dismantling the painful architecture of discrimination against African Americans that began on Virginia soil more than 400 years ago.
Republicans hold the 5th District seat in Congress. Their man is Denver Riggleman, who is in his first term as a congressman. There are many Republicans in this district who want to make sure it is his last.
One woman even got out of her car and ended up telling Susan to ‘get over it, that it was just a damn dog.’ I arrived moments later, and too late.
The following are excerpts of a Memorial Day message from Dr. David W. Gehring, an internist in Alexandria. Twice this week Virginia reported the greatest number of new COVID-19 infections in a 24-hour period. The doctor has personally been treating his own patients for COVID-19:
I implore Congressman Riggleman to step out of the darkness and work closely with local officials in Rappahannock and Madison Counties for a safe and smart plan for reopening the Shenandoah National Park.
Yet it seems REC might now at least be considering inching closer to making rural broadband actually happen here. We don’t know for sure because REC holds its board meetings behind closed doors, leaving co-op member-owners in the dark as to what our well-paid board members are doing.
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So I recommend this letter from the Children's Health Defense, which should be read by all our elected officials, County Administrator, emergency committees, law enforcement, rescue services, and any others involved in how we handle this pandemic in our county.
Over the next few weeks, we expect to see a significant increase in the number of cases, mostly due to an increase in detection as we continue to expand testing.
Sen. Mark Warner, Va: I urge you to prioritize implementing an effective and reliable mobilization effort to support our nation’s response to the threat of coronavirus.
4 percent of people worldwide may have them; for the last 30 years Geoff Gowen has also closely followed developments in the science of the paranormal.
In Montgomery, Alabama, there is now a subtle but significant reminder of a disturbing episode in Rappahannock County history. It’s at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice — the so-called lynching memorial, which commemorates over forty-four hundred documented episodes of racially mot…