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Editor’s Letter: How Has the Right to Vote Impacted Your Life?

By Karen E. Jones   |   October 5, 2020

Publisher’s Note: Do the Responsible Thing… Go to the Polls and Vote!

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr   |   October 5, 2020

My Experience with Privilege as a Multiracial Person Part II

By Pedro Vega, Jr   |   September 17, 2020

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Editor's Letter: How Has the Right to Vote Impacted Your Life?

Dear Family,  It began in Mrs. Daily’s second grade class. We were casting votes for the Governor...

By Karen E. Jones / October 5, 2020

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Publisher's Note: Do the Responsible Thing... Go to the Polls and Vote!

Voting is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans. The privilege to vote is the currency we spend...

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr / October 5, 2020

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My Experience with Privilege as a Multiracial Person Part II

The story continues…  Part Two – We begin with the last line from the first installment:  It...

By Pedro / September 17, 2020


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Editor's Letter: Committing to a Healthy Community

Dear Family, Recently I took a long hard look at myself and was not too happy with what I saw. I wish...

By Karen E. Jones / September 1, 2020

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Publisher's Note: Making History Again with Senator Kamala Harris

In early 2008, I was living in Seattle producing ColorsNW magazine. One afternoon as I set focused on my next...

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr / September 1, 2020

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The Lawlessness in the Streets is Due to the Lawlessness Amongst Police

I was 18 years old when Michael Brown was murdered by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, in 2014. So was Michael...

By Nehemiah Bester / August 28, 2020


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Ashley Reynolds Marshall Seizes Moment to Advocate for Racial Equality

America as we know it has disappeared forever. In the wake of COVID-19 and the necessary push to stay...

By Sabrina Tolbert / August 25, 2020

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My Experience with Privilege as a Multiracial Person

When I started this piece, it was with the intention of sharing my perspective. As I have been writing...

By Stephanie Kesse / August 21, 2020

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Dialogue on Race

The more informed people are about a topic the more likely they are to make sound decisions. That is what...

By Shawn Nowlin / August 17, 2020


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Editor's Letter: Let's Talk About Race

Dear Family, It’s never just one event that sparks a movement. There are many. Suddenly, though,...

By Karen E. Jones / August 2, 2020

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Celebrating Five Years of Colorful Voices

Since my arrival in 2017, ColorsVA magazine has featured amazing people, visited interesting places...

By Karen E. Jones / July 6, 2020

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At the Feet of Out Elders: Reverend Archie Lloyd Richmond

As a young activist and community organizer, often times I am left with a feeling of inadequacy, or as though...

By Sabrina Tolbert / June 5, 2020


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Life Has Been Very, Very Good to These Salem Sisters

Time – 199 years, more than 72,635 days, 1,743,240 hours and 104,594,400 minutes – that’s the time...

By Jordan Bell / May 20, 2020

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Lessons From Teaching in Higher Education During a Global Pandemic

As a professor at a small, liberal arts college, the most important and wonderful thing about what...

By Patricia Sagasti Suppes, Ph.D. / May 12, 2020

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Husain Alam Striving for the Essence of Architecture

In literature, character is indelibly shaped by setting. This adage revealed itself to be true for Husain...

By Betty Jean Wolfe / April 6, 2020


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Hollins’ First Tenure-track Black Professor Creating New Pathways

 Dr. T.J. Anderson III, recognized poetry as his calling at an early age.  He grew up on the historically...

By Sherese Gore / February 25, 2020

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Black Love Matters Conference Focuses on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Discussing domestic and sexual violence is difficult. It becomes especially problematic to discuss when...

By Team ColorsVA / February 17, 2020

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Desire To Teach A “Principal” Goal For Franklin County Educator

 Teaching is the fulfillment of a lifelong passion for Dr. Bernice Cobbs. Cobbs was a married mother...

By Sherese Gore / February 12, 2020


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Christiansburg Institute: Segregation, Integration and the Gift of Education

In the opening Note of his book, The Souls of Black Folks, W. E. B. Du Bois wrote, “The problem of the Twentieth...

By Betty Jean Wolfe / February 3, 2020

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Envisioning Equality: A mother and daughter reflect on the Equal Rights Amendment

It is days until members of the Virginia General Assembly will converge at the state capitol to welcome...

By Guest Columnist / January 15, 2020

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Lupus Sufferer Doing Her Best “Making Lupus Look Good”

Our 20s is a time filled with potential. Dream jobs and the promise of independence and adventure seem...

By Jeremy Angione / December 9, 2019


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