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Small nonprofit makes big impact on lives, health of people

Josselyn Aguirre-Cabrera went to see a doctor about her nagging headaches and learned she had diabetes.

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Commit to affordable health care, by Ray Curry

Laughter is the best medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one of the world’s top 33 most developed countries that does not have a form of universal health care that covers all of its population.

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What drives black consumer spending? Nielsen thinks it knows

African-American consumers want more for themselves and from corporate America, and they express it with their dollars as they move through the consumer journey from brand awareness to purchase, according to Nielsen’s 2019 Diverse Intelligence Series Report on African-Americans.

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High prescription drug prices hitting hardest in communities of color

Dr. Leonard L. Edloe, a pharmacist of 50 years and pastor of a predominately Black church in Middlesex County, knows well the personal and professional sides of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. He also knows the astronomical costs of prescription medications and the related financial struggles.

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Jay-Z and Will Smith invest in rent-to-own housing startup

Jay-Z and Will Smith are among a list of investors involved in a startup that helps renters build credit until they can buy a home of their own.

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Black lives, dollars matter, by Julianne Malveaux

I would always smile when I saw Black Lives Matter T-shirts, until I saw one gracing the grubby back of a white man who had on both a BLM T-shirt and a MAGA — Make America Great Again — hat. I started to either take a photo or start a conversation because I knew somebody would accuse me of making the combination up.

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Jay-Z buys in — sells out

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Support those who support us

It is important that the community supports and stands behind The Market@25th.

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SNAP benefits now can be used for online grocery shopping

Food stamps now can be used to buy groceries online in Richmond and across the state.

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Virginia Housing sponsors webinars for first-time homebuyers

Interested in buying your first home?

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GRTC sees rise in riders purchasing passes

GRTC is carrying more people but taking in less money at the farebox.

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Pandemic art: Prettying up the walls for Zoom calls

If you’ve been watching experts and commentators appearing on television from their homes, their increased attention to decor might look familiar: In the early days of lockdown, they, like many of us, sat in front of blank white walls, while now their homes frequently display prominent artwork.

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Roadblock: Mayor’s $1.4B Coliseum plan hits a financing snag

The plan to replace the Richmond Coliseum with a new arena in Downtown appears to be running afoul of the Virginia Public Finance Act.

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The dope on marijuana

Here’s what’s legal and what’s not in Virginia beginning Thursday, July 1

Potheads, rejoice. Smoking a joint will be legal in Virginia beginning next Thursday, July 1.

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Utility giants abandon natural gas pipeline plans

The rural tranquility of Union Hill — a community that newly freed slaves built in Buckingham County after the Civil War — is no longer facing disturbance from a giant, noisy natural gas compressor.

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Layoffs, other challenges hit The Market@25th

A new Church Hill grocery store is facing challenges five months after opening.

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Richmond to lower natural gas prices

A yearlong sag in the wholesale price of natural gas will finally show up on the bills of residential and business customers in Richmond.

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$200M loss spurs City Council to revise real estate tax abatement program

For at least two decades, Richmond has primed the redevelopment pump by allowing individuals and companies that improve aging houses, apartment buildings and commercial properties to pay reduced property taxes over 10 years without any restrictions.

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Residents of Garden City neighborhood get more clarity on Henrico project’s impact

A Henrico County official told residents of the Garden City neighborhood that the county isn’t planning on buying them out of their homes for the proposed $2.3 billion GreenCity arena and mixed-used development.

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Disparity continues in homeownership

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Nearly 90 years ago, Kelly Miller, a black sociologist and mathematician, said, “The Negro is up against the white man’s standard, without the white man’s opportunity.”