“Police, police. KKK. How many kids did you kill today.”
“They say Jim Crow, we say hell no.”
Chants of protest filled the air in downtown Richmond Tuesday night as men, women and children took to the streets to rally against the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.
Hundreds of protesters met at the steps of the John Marshall Courts Building where several VCU students gave speeches voicing their disagreement with the decision and showing support for Brown’s family and the Ferguson community. The crowd then marched through the downtown area, chanting, singing and waving signs of protest.
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Breweries and cideries in Richmond are getting a utility break because their waste helps with the city’s efforts in cleaning the river.
Hanover-based non-profit hosts the Pumpkin Chunk-a-Thon, a fundraiser to help advocate for children and adults with disabilities.
Come celebrate gay pride. The Richmond City Council proclaimed September 27 as the official LGBTQ Pride Day.
theatreVCU puts on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to open their Fall 2014 season.
Students at NC State developed a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs in drinks. Will this help or hurt prevention of sexual assault?
It’s like a scene from an episode of “Lost.” A Boeing 727 lies in the middle of the woods, suspended among the trees, as if it crashed in the forest and was quickly abandoned. The plane is eerily out of its element. But instead of finding wounded crash survivors wandering the woods looking for help, the only one you’ll find in this scene is a single man, inside the plane, lounging happily on a futon. The man’s name is Bruce Campbell, and he has spent much of his life savings converting this retired 727 into a home.
His aircraft home, residing on a forest property in Hillsboro, Oregon, is a fulfillment of his lifelong interest in aerospace technology. As a child, Campbell was fascinated with planes. He saw footage of an aircraft boneyard, where planes are left after being decommissioned from active service, and thought “Wow, wouldn’t it be cool to have one of those.” Due to a long career as an electrical engineer and some savvy investing, the 60-year-old, self-described nerd has built a sizable nest egg, which has allowed him to achieve his lifelong dream.
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