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New Hope Baptist holding Juneteenth celebration in Virginia Beach

Congratulations to AACC community member Mary Dotson, and her Faith-based partners for hosting their 1st Juneteenth Celebration!. Mary Dotson is one of our historic African American neighborhoods members featured on the recently commissioned AACC's Public Artwork: "Portraits from a Place of Grace" at 744 Hampshire Lane, AACC will also have a booth so do stop by. Please join us and bring the family in supporting this special event. Pilot article: Earlier this year, Mary Dotson asked a young family member what she thought was a simple history question: What is Juneteenth? She was shocked to get a blank stare in a return. The June 19 holiday marks the day in 1865 when slaves in Galveston, Texa

Aurthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration

This Thursday through Saturday, the Boulevard officially will be rechristened Arthur Ashe Boulevard in honor of the Richmond tennis star and my late uncle. I can’t tell you what this means for my family, but I also think it means a great deal for Richmond as a progressive community looking forward. This project shows what our city can do when we come together. To me, Arthur Ashe is first and foremost just a man who was exceptionally good at what he did. I remember my uncle Arthur coming home for holidays or between tournaments, and we’d go play golf, or go to the movies, or just hang out. As a kid, I loved tennis, but I was only vaguely aware of the broader story he was participating in: his

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