Trailer Park Trials

By Brooke Warner On most sunny days, Dorothy Wicther and her son Kyle can be found sitting in old lawn chairs outside Dorothy’s trailer. They don’t talk much. They are tired. Their eyes follow us from the moment we arrive at the trailer park and don’t leave us until our car pulls away from our makeshift gravel parking space. Everyone stares. We do Read more about Trailer Park Trials[…]

A Million Square Feet of Hope

By Conor Tenbus In the heart of Jeff Davis Corridor, in a tobacco warehouse the size of a football field, a dream is taking shape. Unlike the history of Richmond, it has nothing to do with big tobacco. But it’s anything but small. Just ask John Gregory. “We’re making our own city,” said Gregory, the Read more about A Million Square Feet of Hope[…]

Languages Lost and Found

  By Sunny Lim Maria G., who asks for her last name to be omitted, strolls inside an empty meeting room at the Sacred Heart Center and sits with her seven-year-old son, Francisco, a small, brown-haired boy with a penchant for running around. Her stern face mirrors her son’s pout. Maria starts speaking rapidly in Spanish Read more about Languages Lost and Found[…]

Food Truck Post Office

By Jason Villafranca Church Hill is a happening place. According to Peter Chapman, Richmond’s Chief Deputy Officer for Economic and Community Development, the trend goes beyond the mere retention of businesses in the area. New businesses are opening in the historic district at a record rate. Cafes and restaurants are trending and winning national awards. Real estate values are Read more about Food Truck Post Office[…]

A Tale of Church Hill North

By Jason Villafranca The story of Richmond, Virginia spans the full history of the United States, from the Virginia colony to today, and the city is no stranger to the deep historical roots of poverty and racial division in this country. The former capital of the Confederate States of America, Richmond is dotted with grand Read more about A Tale of Church Hill North[…]