A progressive group wants Confederate flag gone from the Capitol

September 19, 2018

Fadel Allassan Special Projects Director Sebastian Grant Contributing writer A progressive group which takes credit for a successful push to remove a photo of notorious white supremacist Jason Kessler from Virginia’s Capitol weeks ago now wants a Confederate flag out of the building. The flag has been part of a Read More

American Idol comes to Main Street Station

September 5, 2018

When the nationwide search ends and live tapings begin, the famous question, “Who will be the next American Idol?” may be answered by someone from the Richmond area. During the early morning of Sept. 3, hopefuls lined the steps of Main Street Station, awaiting their ticket to perform in front Read More

VISUAL: The sights and sounds of Richmond’s March for Our Lives protest

March 26, 2018

More than 5,000 demonstrators, many of whom were high school students, marched through Richmond as part of a nationwide protest demanding gun law reform. Reporters, editors and photographers at the Commonwealth Times were on the scene to capture the rally’s highlights.   Photos by Erin Edgerton, Photography editor This sophomore Read More

Richmond students walkout in honor of Parkland shooting victims

March 19, 2018

High school students throughout Richmond staged walkouts in unison with a nationwide March 14 in response to the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School shooting one month before. The walkout lasted 17 minutes as an homage to each of the students and staff who lost their lives. Students at Richmond Community High Read More

Commonwealth Times panel on gun control draws big-name panelists

March 19, 2018

A Commonwealth Times town-hall-style panel on gun violence Friday may not have produced much in terms of compromise, but the tone of the discussion left panelists and observers alike walking away with a sense of optimism. The forum was an opportunity for students and faculty to discuss the root causes Read More

Local educators question arming school personnel

March 12, 2018

In the wake of the February Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 in Parkland, Florida, Richmond educators are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm high school teachers. Rebecca Field, an art teacher at Freeman High School in Henrico, wrote an open letter to elected officials Read More

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